Together with neurosurgery and neurology, neuroradiology is a key component of the Neuroscience Institute. MMC's Board certified neuroradiologists provide exceptional expertise when it comes to the diagnosis and characterization of abnormalities of the central and peripheral nervous system, spine, and head and neck. Fellowship-trained at world-class institutions around the country, our subspecialists bring more than a half-century of combined experience to their integral role in clinical decision-making. As part of the region's leading tertiary referral center, they see some of the most complex cases in Maine, New Hampshire and beyond, and routinely perform some of the most advanced imaging studies available today.
In addition, MMC has invested in three 64-slice CT scanners and three leading-edge MRI scanners, giving patients access to state-of-the-art imaging technology.
Neuroradiology diagnostic services
Among the neurological diagnostic imaging modalities available at MMC are:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
- Computed tomography (CT)
- Computed tomography angiography (CTA)
- Myelography, including fluoroscopic-guided lumbar procedures
Why MMC is the region's hospital of choice for neuroradiology
- Our neuroradiologists routinely perform and interpret complex imaging studies that are among most advanced in the U.S., including:
- MR spectroscopy, which enables physicians to take a non-invasive look at the chemical makeup of targeted brain tissue. MR opens a window into the brain for diagnosis, treatment planning and therapeutic monitoring for a variety of neurological disorders including tumors, Alzheimer's disease and hypoxia secondary to trauma or ischemia.
- CT angiography, high-speed vascular scanning that quickly produces superb images to help determine the type of stroke a patient has experienced and its pathology.
- No other hospital in the region offers the depth and breadth of neuroradiology expertise available at MMC.
- Our investment in leading-edge diagnostic imaging equipment ensures the highest possible imaging quality.
- The daily multidisciplinary collaboration among our neurosurgeons, neurologists and neuroradiologists cultivates a collegial environment with open communication that extends to the referring physician.
- Our mature Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) serves as a regional resource that enables rapid image sharing and interpretation, helping to speed diagnosis.