Neuroradiology Section

General Information

P.O. Box 208042, Clinic Building-30
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Sr. Admin Assistant, Valencia Culbreath
Phone:
Fax:
203-785-5102
203-737-1241


Yale Neuroradiology encompasses all diagnostic and therapeutic examinations performed on the head and neck, central and peripheral nervous systems. These services include CT, MR, angiography, neurointerventional procedures, and other special procedures, such as myelograms, spine biopsies and interventions. It is an ACGME approved subspecialty of radiology.

The neuroradiology section at Yale University School of Medicine consists of six full-time diagnostic neuroradiologists, one full-time and one part-time interventional neuroradiologist. Each year, we perform approximately 10,000 CT exams, 12,000 MRI exams, and 300 angiographic procedures. In addition, functional MR, diffusion and perfusion MR, and MR spectroscopy are incorporated into clinical practice.

Specialties and Collaborations

Our faculty provide subspecialty expertise in pediatric neuroradiology, head and neck imaging, spine imaging, seizure imaging, emergency imaging, functional imaging, and neurodiagnostic and interventional angiography. We have close collaborations with the Department of Neurosurgery and Neurology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, Orthopedics and Radiation Oncology. The Yale Epilepsy Center and Yale ENT section are regarded as one of the best in the world, and the neuro-oncology, spine center, neuro-vascular and neuro-pediatric groups are excellent as well. As such we are in a unique position – we receive referrals and recognition from around the world with respect to spinal imaging, mandibular imaging, pediatric imaging, and imaging of the seizure patient. Our staff includes the current President of the American Society of Spine Radiology. With respect to Connecticut, we are one of the two pediatric hospitals in the state and as such are able to offer MR imaging of pediatric patients in a safe environment (in conjunction with the Anesthesia Dept) for those children who cannot be imaged awake.

Education

Resident teaching takes place on a daily basis through interactions with faculty during readout sessions, conferences, and rounds. More formal lectures and teaching sessions also occur on a daily basis, including weekly didactic lectures to residents and a separate didactic lecture on more advanced topics oriented to fellows and rotating residents. We provide rich educational opportunities through an ACGME approved Neuroradiology fellowship program.

Research

Research interests of the Neuroradiology faculty has led to a number of funded research opportunities, usually through collaboration with other Yale School of Medicine faculty. Current or recent funded research include Risk and Predictors of Intractable Epilepsy in Children: A long-term follow-up, ( NINDS); Neurobiology and genetics of autism and related conditions: Neuroimaging studies of autism and asperger's disorder (NICHD); Integrated methods for measuring neuroanatomy in Autism (NINDS); Mental Retardation And Developmental Psychology: Autism And Asperger Syndrome--Neuropsychological And Biological Differentiation (NICHD); Multicenter study of epilepsy surgery (NIH).

Research Direction

  • New sequences in MR imaging
  • Oral Cavity
  • Head & Neck
  • Correlative investigation of anatomy
  • Comparative anatomy
  • Embryology and MR of various brain structures
  • comparative anatomy and embryology of the spine and spinal cord
  • MR and anatomic dissection tractography of white matter tracts in the stem of the temporal lobe
  • Neurobiology and genetics of autism
  • Risk and Predictors of Intractable Epilepsy in Children
  • Imaging of epilepsy and cortical dysplasias
  • Temporal lobe anatomy and anatomic variants
  • Spine procedures

AWARDS & HONORS:
Gordon Sze, MD: Became President of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the world's premier neuroradiology society, in May 2014. Dr. Sze directed the most successful annual ASNR 2014 meeting in Montreal.


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