// About ARA

Diagnostic Neuroradiology

Neuroradiology is a highly complex field requiring a high level of subspecialized expertise, experience and sophistication. At ARA our staff of 10 neuroradiologists embody this level of skill required in treating the patient with complex disorders of the brain, spine, neck and skull base. Within our gamut of 2-3 year fellowship trained neuroradiologists we have specific skill sets offered in each of these specialized areas in neuroradiology to address the complex issues involved in imaging these parts of the body.

Not only do we have highly trained physicians but we also approach the imaging needs of our patients in a consultative and collaborative manner with our referring physicians. This encourages the sound medical decision-making ARA is known for and guarantees the patient walks away with the best test for their problem.

A dedicated staff of 10 fellowship-trained ARA neuroradiologists offers invasive and noninvasive radiologic procedures in diagnostic neuroradiology. These include:

– Cerebral angiography
– Myelography
– CT imaging
– MR imaging
– Plain film radiography related to the head, brain, head, neck and spine
– MR Spectroscopy
– MR and CT perfusion
– Diffusion tensor imaging/Tractography
– Functional MR imaging
– PET imaging of cranial, spinal and head and neck neoplasms
– Advanced Brain Tumor Imaging
– Advanced Skull base imaging
– Biopsies of spinal, paraspinal and neck lesions

All of our staff members have diverse backgrounds including clinical and educational experience in the basic clinical neurosciences, such as neurosurgery, neurology, neuropathology, neurotolaryngology, and neuro-opthamology. We also have expertise in basic radiological sciences such as radiation and MR physics, radiation biology, and the pharmacology of radiographic contrast materials.

In addition to being involved in the craft of diagnostic neuroradiology, our section members are active participants in inter-departmental conferences, institutional conferences, local extramural conferences and national meetings.

Our postgraduate training program mandate encourages preparing clinical or pathologically-proved cases for inclusion in institutional teaching files, and lead residents in daily “film reading” sessions to help them learn to formulate reasonable diagnostic conclusions and discussion of recent medical literature and to undertake investigative studies of either clinical or basic science nature.