Division of Neuroradiology
The Division of Neuroradiology, part of NYU Langone Health’s Department of Radiology, performs 80,000 imaging studies a year and has expertise in a wide range of neuroimaging services. We deliver the highest-quality patient care while teaching the next generation of neuroradiologists and researching the latest techniques in imaging neurological and otorhinolaryngological disorders.
Our internationally renowned faculty are among the most widely published clinician–scientists in the field of neuroimaging and serve as editorial board members and reviewers for journals such as Radiology and the American Journal of Neuroradiology.
We train fellows, residents, and medical students in the latest neuroimaging procedures to diagnose and treat neurological and otorhinolaryngological disorders.
Our one-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited Neuroradiology Fellowship provides advanced specialty training in adult and pediatric neuroimaging modalities for the brain, spine, head, and neck, and in the basics of interventional neuroradiology.
Physicians who participate in radiology residency training are integrated members of the neuroradiology team and attend monthly Department of Radiology Grand Rounds that touch on a range of general radiology topics.
Medical students have the option of participating in neuroimaging rotations at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Concussion Center, and Rusk Rehabilitation, and NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue during the neuroradiology elective and radiology selective course. Lectures on neuroradiology topics enhance clinical experiences.
Researchers in our division develop, study, and implement artificial intelligence (AI), PET/MRI, and dual-energy CT techniques to improve the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors, dementia, dysautonomia, epilepsy, hydrocephalus, multiple sclerosis and other demyelinating diseases, neurofibromatosis, pediatric neurological disorders, stroke, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Our researchers have access to our state-of-the-art imaging equipment, including a 7-Tesla (7T) whole-body MRI scanner, and a state-of-the-art PET/MRI scanner.
Artificial Intelligence in Neuroimaging
We harness advances in machine learning and computer vision to develop, validate, and deploy AI models in neuroimaging. Our AI research projects involve automated brain volumetrics, brain tumors and brain tumor segmentation, predictive models of outcome in concussion, and fastMRI using deep learning–based reconstruction, as well as novel works that try to understand the neural structure and function of the brain.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Our faculty lead a number of federally funded research projects related to concussion and TBI using novel MRI techniques. Our aims are to improve early diagnosis of concussion and TBI, understand the causes of these conditions after head injury, and improve personalized patient care. We collaborate with colleagues from the Department of Neurology, the Department of Psychiatry, and Rusk Rehabilitation to work as a multidisciplinary team that has collective expertise in head trauma. Our work is often cited in reputable scientific sources and has been featured on National Public Radio and in U.S. News & World Report.
PET/MRI for Dementia and Epilepsy
Hybrid PET/MRI scans combine anatomical information from MRI scans with functional information about the brain’s glucose use from PET scans. We are developing a variety of PET/MRI scanning applications, including use of the technology to evaluate brain tumors and treatment-related changes, dementia, and epilepsy.
Stroke and Cerebrovascular Imaging
We conduct cerebrovascular imaging research that spans all facets of contemporary imaging for disorders of perfusion, metabolism, and viability, including diffusion and microstructure imaging, multimodal and multicontrast probes of brain perfusion, ultrafast (sub-second) time-resolved luminal imaging, advanced mural imaging, and multinuclear MRI. We also develop imaging devices and hardware to characterize stroke and cerebrovascular disease
Our team has been involved with researching normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and using neuroimaging to differentiate between normal and pathologic aging since the 1980s. Our work has focused on the diagnostic features of NPH and identifying predictors of shunt response. We’ve also developed advanced imaging technologies, such as MRI kurtosis, and logistic regression screening tools, including an NPH calculator.
Pediatric Neurologic Disorders
Our subspecialized pediatric neuroimaging program covers a wide range of imaging research on a full spectrum of pediatric patients, from prenatal and neonatal period up to adolescence and young adulthood. This includes the applications of dynamic perfusion, MR spectroscopy and advanced diffusion techniques as well as novel accelerated sequences and acquisition methods including AI applications for brain tumors, neonatal hypoxic ischemic injury, neurofibromatosis and fetal MR imaging.
Neuroradiology Clinical Services
Our division collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of specialists from neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, otorhinolaryngology, oromaxillofacial surgery, ophthalmology, and pediatrics. We use the most advanced technology and equipment to provide neuroimaging services at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and NYU Langone’s many outpatient imaging locations.
We create advanced clinical imaging protocols that use diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and functional MRI (fMRI) to create brain maps of eloquent cortex and important white matter pathways—a process that we call brain mapping.
Brain mapping assists neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, and psychologists with improving surgical planning for patients with brain tumors, epilepsy and seizure disorders, and movement disorders. Our services improve outcomes in resection procedures for brain tumors, reduce the need for and/or amount of time spent on mapping during the course of a surgical procedure, reduce the need for invasive tests to lateralize brain function in epilepsy patients, and improve accuracy of anatomic targeting in patients receiving functional neurosurgery for movement disorders.
Brain Tumor Imaging
We perform MRI scans and CT scans to detect, grade, and stage brain tumors, including glioma and astrocytoma, meningioma, and metastatic brain tumors. Our team is skilled in advanced imaging techniques, including functional and perfusion MRI, MR spectroscopy, diffusion tensor imaging, and PET scans.
We collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of nationally renowned neurologists, physiatrists, and sports medicine physicians to evaluate patients for concussion and other brain injuries at NYU Langone’s Concussion Center, the only academic center dedicated to treating head injuries in adults and children in the New York City area.
Other services include image-guided procedures to detect conditions of the spine, including fluoroscopy- and CT-guided spinal taps, CT and MRI myelograms, CT and MRI cisternograms, spine biopsies, and spinal injections.
Pediatric and Fetal Neuroimaging
We provide neuroimaging services and consultations for children, including fetal MRI, to detect a wide range of developmental delays, including those that involve malformations of cortical development, vascular anomalies, and infectious or inflammatory conditions.