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Diagnostic And Therapeutic Neuroradiology: A Ca...

The Nuclear Medicine Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology (ACR), and provides the full complement of diagnostic and therapeutic nuclear medicine procedures. Located in the Main Hospital radiology unit, we have two gamma cameras that enable us to perform all procedures necessary with the highest quality standards.

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Neuroradiology: A Ca...

We provide excellent diagnostic quality images to our physicians with two state-of-the-art ultrasound machines. We also provide therapeutic treatment to our patients with procedures such as thoracentesis and paracentesis. Sonographers are onsite 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

ACR Practice Parameters and Technical Standards promote the safe and effective use of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology by describing specific training, skills and techniques. The goal is to narrow the variability among radiology practices and provide guidance to achieve quality in radiology.

Each practice parameter and technical standard has undergone a thorough consensus process in which it has been subjected to extensive review, requiring the approval of ACR leadership and collaborating society boards. The practice parameters and technical standards recognize that the safe and effective use of diagnostic and therapeutic radiology requires specific training, skills, and techniques, as described in each document. Reproduction or modification of the published practice parameters and technical standards by those entities not providing these services is not authorized.

Our department provides both inpatient and outpatient imaging services in all modalities to patients eligible for care, including active duty military, eligible dependents, VA patients and retirees. We provide and interpret radiographs, ultrasound, CT, MRI, and provide both diagnostic and therapeutic services in Nuclear Medicine, as well as Interventional Radiology. We also provide teleradiology coverage for approximately 15 outside bases.

In addition to mammograms, we offer a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic breast services including breast ultrasound, breast biopsies (including ultrasound and stereotactic guidance), and needle localization in preparation for surgery.

Opportunities for interventional procedures include: stereotactic and ultrasound guided core biopsies (both 14G core and vacuum assisted), stereotactic and ultrasound guided pre-operative and diagnostic needle localizations, ultrasound guided diagnostic and therapeutic needle aspirations ,galactography, MRI guided vacuum assisted biopsy and localization procedures, as well as multimodality guided (stereotactic, US and MRI) marker/clip deployment. There are approximately 3-5 MRI guided interventions per week.

Breast MRI and intervention: Approximately 60-80 Breast MRI are performed per week. Opportunities for interventional procedures include: stereotactic and ultrasound-guided core biopsies (both 14G core and vacuum assisted), stereotactic and ultrasound-guided pre-operative and diagnostic needle localizations, ultrasound-guided diagnostic and therapeutic needle aspirations , galactography, MRI guided vacuum-assisted biopsy and localization procedures, as well as multimodality guided (stereotactic, US and MRI) marker/clip deployment. There are approximately 3-5 MRI-guided interventions per week.

The Interventional Neuroradiology fellowship is a one or two-year program jointly run by the departments of Neurosurgery and Radiology. The program covers all aspects of diagnostic and therapeutic endovascular procedures for vascular pathologies of the brain and spine.

Dr. Villanueva-Meyer has experience in CT, MRI and plain film radiography of the brain, head and neck, spine, and peripheral nervous system in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. As well as diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology procedures, including percutaneous biopsy, lumbar puncture, myelography, cisternography, epidural and selective nerve root injection.

Diagnostic radiology encompasses a variety of diagnostic and image-guided therapeutic techniques, including all modalities for radiological diagnosis including nuclear radiology, diagnostic ultrasound, magnetic resonance, computed tomography and body and vascular interventional procedures. The residency program at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a quality graduate medical educational experience of adequate scope and depth in both the clinical and technical aspects of each of these modalities. Our environment encourages interchange of knowledge and experience among residents and faculty in the program and with residents and faculty in other major clinical specialties throughout the health system.Our Diagnostic Radiology Residency Program accepts five residents per year and is a four-year training program preceded by a mandatory clinical internship in either internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery or its subspecialties, obstetrics and gynecology, neurology, family practice, emergency medicine or an ACGME- or equivalent accredited transitional year. Ohio State also has an accredited Interventional Radiology-Integrated Residency Program, which accepts two residents per year. Because the first three years of this program are identical to the Diagnostic Program, there will be 21 residents for the first three years (seven residents per class) rotating together through the same rotations.

Dr. Cortes practices both diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology. Her busy clinical responsibility covers stroke and neurovascular cases at the MUHC. She is part of the mentorship program at the Faculty of Medicine of McGill and as an Associate Professor in radiology, neurosurgery and neurology, she teaches at both pre- and postgraduate levels.

The Division of Musculoskeletal Imaging and Intervention enjoys a busy interventional service, and a myriad of imaging-guided diagnostic and therapeutic procedures are routinely performed by our staff and fellows. Fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and CT are utilized for imaging guidance, and various procedural instruments are available for our interventions. Our fellows gain substantial experience in joint and bursa infections, aspirations, tendon interventions, muscle biopsies, bone marrow aspirations.In addition, they perform bone and soft tissue biopsies for initial diagnosis of primary or metastatic tumors, infection, tumor re-staging and recurrence, as well as tumor molecular profiling and genomic testing.

Medical Imaging provides a complete range of primary and tertiary diagnostic imaging and image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic services to children and women from around the province. Our team has experience with the radiological management of unusual, complex or therapeutically demanding problems in infants, adolescents, and women.

The Body MRI Fellowship provides a year of intensive training in clinical MR across a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic applications. The fellows are responsible for managing the clinical services, including protocols, initial interpretations, MR-guided procedures, scanner-side exam optimization and troubleshooting, translational research, and teaching. The service consists of thirty scanners across all vendors, the majority of which are 3T including PET/MR scanners. There are outstanding research opportunities, with close ties to leading MR engineers and physicists. 041b061a72


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