David P. Friedman, MD
Director, Neuroradiology Division
Adam Flanders, MD
Co-director, Neuroradiology Division
The Division of Neuroradiology/Head and Neck Radiology performs all the radiological and imaging procedures related to the nervous system, head, neck, and spine. It is staffed by seven neuroradiologists and three neuroradiology fellows. The division has access to two high-field inpatient MR scanners, two 16 slice multidetector CT scanners, a myelography suite, reading rooms and staff offices. Additional outpatient equipment includes seven 1.5 T MRI units, two open MRI units, and two additional CT scanners. The nearby Jefferson Hospital for the Neurosciences has two dedicated bi-plane angiographic and interventional units, a spiral CT, a linear accelerator, a Gamma Knife unit, and a 1.5 Tesla MRI unit. Jefferson neuroradiologists cover this facility. Additional equipment acquisitions this year include a 3.0 Tesla MRI unit and a replacement multislice CT scanner for the JHN facility.
The Jefferson Neuroradiology/Head and Neck Radiology division is highly active clinically, in close collaboration with the Departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Otolaryngology, Ophthalmology (via the adjacent Wills Eye Hospital), Orthopedic Surgery, and Rehabilitation Medicine (which runs a widely recognized model spinal cord injury center). Approximately three hundred selective cerebral arteriograms, 200 myelograms, and 16,000 CTs of the head and spine are performed each year. In addition, approximately 28,000 MRI scans of the head and spine are performed yearly. The Division has been very productive in research activities, partly as a result of joint efforts involving the clinical services mentioned above.