The Neuroradiology Division covers all diagnostic imaging of the central nervous system, the spine, and head and neck for both adults and children. Subspecialty rotations are provided in functional MRI, PET, and 3D processing. Image-guided interventional procedures and endovascular neurointervention are an important part of the training program. The fellow is fully integrated into all aspects of this work, receiving the progressively greater responsibility necessary to become a skilled, independent neuroradiologist.
Neuroradiology fellows do their training at DHMC's main campus in Lebanon, N.H. This state-of-the-art facility opened in 1991 and has been substantially expanded since that time. The campus includes the 400-bed inpatient hospital towers, operating rooms, diagnostic laboratories and critical care areas of Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic offices, the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Borwell Research building and conference facilities.
The Neuroradiology Division performed more than 29,000 diagnostic examinations in the last year. Our fellows have the opportunity to perform over 100 cerebral angiograms each year.
All neuroradiology fellows participate in clinical or basic science research as part of their training experience. We offer mentoring and connection to a variety of established research projects and programs. The goal is to ensure that fellows have a productive academic experience leading to the publication of book chapters, review articles, and abstracts and full manuscripts in high-quality journals.
Some of the research enterprises aligned with the neuroradiology fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock:
DHMC has the full complement of state-of-the-art imaging equipment. We interpret studies from six MRI scanners (including two 3T scanners and a wide-bore magnet), four CT scanners (16 and 64 slice), and two biplane angiography units. Postprocessing is done on GE Advantage, Vitrea, Visage, and Prism workstations for advanced 3D modeling, DTI, fMRI, CT perfusion, MR perfusion/diffusion, and spectroscopy analysis.