Monday, October 15, 2018

About Us

Growth and Development

The department started in 1956 as a part of the then All India Institute of Mental Health. Later it became an independent department and was located in Neurocentre in 1974 with the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. The department has grown from one X-ray machine in 1956 to having the most sophisticated state-of-art equipments including MRI, Biplane-Digital Angiography System, CT Scanners and Ultrasound sciences. The department started by Dr.Pillai, has currently a Faculty strength of five, Residents strength of eight and Technical staff of fifteen. The department caters to a nearly 20,000 examinations per year. The department has been providing Neurointerventional services since1986. A super speciality course in Neuroradiology(DM) has been introduced. (For the course details, please refer to the Propectus)

Clinical Services

  • Conventional and Myelographic examination.
  • Diagnostic CT and MRI examinations.
  • Ultra Sound Doppler examinations of the Neck and the Intracranial vessels.
  • Invasive Angiographic services.
  • Interventional treatment of Cerebrovascular diseases like Cerebral Aneurysms, Vascular Malformations, Tumors, Arterial stenosis, Cerebral Venous thrombosis.
  • Sterotactic image guided biopsy of the Brain lesions and spine.


Diagnostic equipments range from conventional X-ray machines to a state-of-art equipments. These include:

  • Gigantos 1000mA.
  • Klinoscope Flouroscopy table.
  • Elma Schonandar skull table.
  • Pleophos 500mA Image Intensifier TV.
  • State-of-the-art C.T Scanners, Volume Zoom / Somation AR.
  • State-of-the-art MRI Scanner - Magnetom vision with Spectroscopy, Angiography
  • Functional MRI and Stereotactic facilities.
  • State-of-the-art Biplane DSA with Road Mapping and Rotational Angiography.

Hman Resource Development

  • D.M. course in Neuroradiology. (For the course details, please refer to the Propectus)
  • Post Diploma Certificate course in Neuroimaging Technology. (For the course details, please refer to the Propectus)
  • Training of Post MD Radiology Residents in Neuroimaging.
  • Training in Post-Graduate in the disciplines of Radiology, Neurology and Neurosurgery in Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology.
  • Training of Post Diploma Radiography Technicians in Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology.


Research projects currently in progress,

  • MR Perfusion and TCD in TBM with Hydrocephalus.
  • Functional MRI in Neuropsychiatric disorders.
  • Basic MR Research in Cerebral stroke.
  • MR research in Cerebral infections and infestations.
  • MR Diffusion studies in Cerebral Neoplasms
  • MR Diffusion and perfusion in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis.
  • Direct Thrombolysis in Cerebral Sinus Thrombos.

Future Plans

  • Clinical Services:
    • Intraarterial Thrombolytic Therapy in acute strokes.
    • Direct Thrombolysis in Cerebral Veno Occlusive diseases.
    • Angioplasty of Carotid and Vertebral Arterial diseases.
  • Research:
    • To set up a Regional Imaging Research facility.
    • To provide SPECT Imaging facility for research in Cognitive Neurosciences.
  • Hospital Services:
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
    • Digital Subtraction Angiography.
    • Underline Courses (Why).