Neuroradiology Training

The neuroradiology fellowship provides full exposure to all aspects of diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology. Well-rounded multi-disciplinary problem solving is also achieved through close working relationships with the departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, ENT, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Orthopedics and Anesthesia. Our fellows work in a fast paced, high work volume environment providing the opportunity to assist in a variety of neurointerventional procedures including:

  • Aneurysm coilings
  • Treatment of vasospasm
  • AVM and tumor embolizations
  • Embolization of cutaneous vascular malformations

Academic program

  • Weekly divisional case and teaching conferences with fellows
  • Monthly journal club
  • Monthly M&M conference
  • Monthly didactic lectures in Neuroradiology and NeuroImaging Physics
  • Weekly inter-departmental conferences with Neurosurgery, Neurology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Cardiology, Ophthalmology and ENT
  • Monthly NeuroEndocrine Conferences with Endocrinology
  • Monthly Sinonasal Conference with ENT
  • Monthly southeastern Michigan NeuroRadiology society meeting and conferences
  • Annual NeuroRadiology review course in May of the academic year
  • Self-assessment tools are also available to reinforce learning

Recent yearly exam totals for Department of NeuroRadiology

  • Neuro CT: 39,000
  • Neuro MRI: 22,000
  • Neuro Angio Procedures: 2,000
  • Myelography: 130
  • Neuro Interventional: 130
  • Pain Management Procedures: 1,350

With respect to the total number of procedures fellows perform, this is variable amongst fellows with factors affecting totals including patient availability, patient and fellow scheduling and fellow motivation.

As a general rule, fellows will perform:

  • Approximately angiograms on 100 patients
  • Myelograms on 25 patients
  • Greater than 225 pain management procedures, including epidural steroid injections, facet injections, SI joint injections, Pars injections, nerve blocks, discography, kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Biopsies, aspirations and lumbar punctures are also frequently performed

Research and scholarly activities

Research activity will be required of all fellows as well as participation in local and regional meetings and/or conferences. Fellows will also be expected to present their scientific research at national conferences. 

Simulation Center

Henry Ford Hospital's state-of-the-art Simulation Center is the largest facility of its kind in Michigan. The center offers procedural simulation technologies using computerized mannequins and other mechanical devices. 

As applicable to Neuroradiology, management of contrast reactions is a simulation that has been created using four possible clinical scenarios. The performance of lumbar punctures is also another simulation available. Angiography simulation is anticipated but no date is currently available for this simulation.

Qualifications

The entire teaching faculty and staff NeuroRadiologists are ABR CAQ-certified in NeuroRadiology.

All NeuroRadiology fellows training in our program have passed the ABR CAQ NeuroRadiology certification examination upon their first attempt.

Expectations

Learn more about the expectations of the fellow upon acceptance of the fellowship in Neuroradiology and guidelines. This information will also be distributed during the first week of fellowship and is always available online.

Information for Applicants
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