Carolina Radiology: at the forefront of brain, spine, head, and neck diagnostic imaging

From diagnosing Alzheimer’s at an earlier stage to assessing spinal damage in trauma patients to rapid emergency evaluation of stroke patients, modern imaging technologies have fundamentally advanced the capabilities of medicine to understand, detect, and manage disorders and injuries of the brain and nervous system.

Diagnostic neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology that focuses on imaging and interpretation of imaging studies of the brain, spine, head and neck. At Carolina Radiology, our neuroradiologists focus on procedures such as:

MRI of the brain, cervical spine, thoracic spine, and lumbar spine—Interpreting MRI studies for a variety of diagnostic and treatment scenarios, ranging from cancer diagnosis and treatment planning, to evaluating traumatic injuries of the head, neck, or spine, to investigating the cause of a patient’s chronic back pain.

Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the brain—In MRA brain studies, our physicians evaluate disease or abnormalities of the blood vessels in the brain for such purposes as:

  • Evaluating stroke risk
  • Identifying the cause of a recent stroke
  • Assessing potential treatment options

MRI of the neck, face, and orbit—MRI exams in this region of the anatomy are interpreted by our radiologists in a variety of scenarios, including but not limited to:

  • Traumatic injuries of the head or neck
  • Vision problems or eye trauma
  • Diagnosing thyroid disorders
  • Suspected head or neck cancers
  • Diagnosing disorders of the facial nerves

CT of the head, neck, spine, and sinus—Our radiologists interpret CT neuroradiology studies for such purposes as:

  • Detecting or evaluating injuries, disorders, tumors, or cancers of the brain
  • Confirming or ruling out a stroke in patients exhibiting stroke-like symptoms
  • Detecting bone disease or abnormalities in the skull or spine
  • Diagnosing disorders or conditions of the sinuses, such as sinusitis, inflammatory diseases, cancer, or tumors
  • Detecting or evaluate injuries or disorders of the spinal cord, spinal nerves, or facial nerves