SLUCare neuroradiologists examine the head, neck and spine using computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
Computed tomography (CT) - sometimes called CAT scan - uses special X-ray equipment to obtain image data from different angles around the body, then uses computer processing of the information to show a cross-section of body tissues and organs. A CT scanner is used to aid physicians in diagnosing diseases by viewing internal abnormalities and assessing the extent of injury, or other abnormality.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allows physicians to visualize internal structures within the body without the use of radiation. MRI uses radio waves and a strong magnetic field rather than X-rays to provide remarkably clear and detailed pictures of internal organs and tissues. The technique has proven valuable for the diagnosis of a broad range of conditions in all parts of the body, including cancer, heart disease, stroke and disorders of bones and joints. It requires specialized equipment and expertise and allows evaluation of some body structures that may not be as visible with other imaging methods.
To schedule a radiology service, please call the Saint Louis University Hospital Centralized Scheduling Department at (314) 577-8022.