Sunday, January 17, 2021
Neuroradiology is one of nine divisions in the Department of Radiology at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The division provides support, individualized patient protocol design and interpretation principally for the Neurosciences and other clinical departments. This primarily includes Neurosurgery, Neurology, Orthopedic/Spine, Otorhinolaryngology and Ophthalmology. The division consists of ten faculty members, four full-time fellows and four or more additional part-time residents and fellows. The division provides an array of imaging studies of the brain, spine, orbit and head and neck. The division maintains on-site presence and neuroimaging capabilities at Jeffersons main hospital (Gibbon) as well as at our specialty hospital, the Jefferson Hospital for Neurosciences located a block away. The division also supervises and interprets neuroimaging studies for two downtown outpatient facilities as well our additional hospital site Methodist located several miles south.
The division has access to state-of-the-art equipment at all facilities. For MRI, the main hospital is serviced by a 1.5T and 3.0T wide bore MR clinical systems. The dedicated neuroscience hospital also has a set of 1.5T and 3.0T systems devoted to imaging of the head, neck and spine. These systems have advanced physiologic MR capabilities including diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), proton MR spectroscopy (MRS), time resolved angiography, CSF flow physiology, functional MR (fMRI), perfusion and arterial spin labeling (ASL) and functional connectivity (FC). The main hospital has two 64 slice and one 256 slice CT scanners as well as a large bore interventional CT system. The neuroscience hospital is equipped with a 64 slice system with neurovascular perfusion and angiography capabilities as well as two bi-plane neurointerventional angiography suites.
The neuroradiology division provides custom imaging protocols and interpretations to serve the vast array of Jefferson clinical subspecialists. This includes the Brain Tumor Center, The Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, the Comprehensive Traumatic Injury Program, the Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center of the Delaware Valley, the Minimally Invasive Cranial Base Surgery Center, the Movement Disorders Program, the Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis Center, the Headache Center, Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, Opthalmology - at the Wills Eye Hospital and the Stereotactic Radiosurgery Program.
All clinical neuroimaging is interconnected to a single enterprise image delivery system such that all imaging studies produced within the Jefferson campus and its environs are immediately accessible to the radiologists and clinicians.