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Neuroradiology
Karthikram Raguram, M.D. (Director)

Introduction

The Neuroradiology Section has 6 Neuroradiologists, including an experienced and fellowship trained Neurointerventionalist. The Neuroradiology Section is dynamic, has cutting edge technology and has 2 ACGME accredited fellows.

A wide variety of CNS, head and neck and spine pathology are encountered. Our referrals are provided by ACGME accredited residency programs in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Radiation Oncology, Ophthalmology and Orthopedic Surgery, as well as Surgery, Internal Medicine, Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Numerous weekly interdisciplinary conferences are held.

The equipment is state of the art with three 1.5 Tesla magnets, one open bore magnet, 5 helical CT scanners (two 64 detectors), a biplane angiography suite and a PET/CT scanner.

There is one Diagnostic Imaging Center and an additional larger advanced imaging department as part of a 100,000 square foot Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC). These two sites are located off the island in Pearland and League City (Victory Lakes) that opened in 2010. They are located about halfway between Galveston Island and Houston. The equipment is state of the art with a new 3 T Siemens Verio, an open 1.5 Siemens Espree, a new 1.5 GE MRI, two 64 detector (one dual energy), biplane Siemens and single plane angio suites, and a SPECT CT. A PET/CT unit will be added in two years, for use when the stand alone Oncology Center is finished.

Over 10,000 neuroradiology MRI studies and 12,000 CT studies are interpreted annually. Diagnostic and therapeutic neurointerventional procedures are offered including 3 D imaging. These include (but are not limited to) cerebral and spinal angiography, endovascular treatment of aneurysms and AVM's myelography, spine pain management and vertebroplasty.

 

 

 




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