Neuroradiology Section

General Information

P.O. Box 208042, Clinic Building-30
New Haven, CT 06520-8042
Sr. Admin Assistant, Lori Raccio
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 14 diagnostic neuroradiologists and 3 interventional neuroradiologists. Each year, we perform approximately 10,000 CT exams, 12,000 MRI exams, and 1000 angiograms and neurointerventional procedures per year. 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. At Yale there are many areas of excellence in the neurosciences which is considered to be an institutional priority. 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 patients with seizures, tumors and demyelinating diseases. Our staff includes the past President of the Neuroradiology and 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 and fellow 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 two separate weekly didactic lectures 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)
  • Development and connectivity of the fetal and infant brain

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
  • Fetal and neonatal development

Awards & Honors :

  • Gordon Sze, MD: Held the position as President of the American Society of Neuroradiology, the world's premier neuroradiology society, in 2014. Dr. Sze directed the successful annual ASNR 2014 meeting in Montreal.

Recent Publications

Additional Publications

  • Zucconi W, Gupta V,and Bronen R. Epilepsy inAtlas, ScottW., ed. Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain and Spine. Vol. 1.Wolters Kluwer, Philadelphia PA, 2017
  • Gao G, Zucconi R, Zucconi W. Emergent Neuroimaging During Pregnancy and The Post-Partum Period. Neuroimaing Clinics of North America:  Patient Centered Neuroimaging in the Emergency Department, edited by Dr. Diego B. Nunez
  • Hahn LD, Fulbright RK, Baehring JM.  Hypertrophic pachymeningitis.  J Neurol Sci 2016; 367 (August): 278-283. DOI:10.1016/j.jns.2016.06.02.
  • Galluzzo D, Bulsara K, Fulbright RK, Baehring JM.  Suspected retroorbital inflammation resulting in bilateral occlusion of the internal carotid arteries. J Neurol Sci 2017; 380: 51-53.