neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology - Academics

Academics / Courses Conducted

The department has been continuously engaged in various teaching programmes and academic research activities with the view of establishing excellence in the subject of Neuroradiology.  A National Committee consisting of pioneers in the fields of radiology emphasized the need to establish a superspeciality course in Neuroradiology. The department of Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology, NIMHANS, was recognized as the center to start the DM Course programme in Neuroradiology.  The department is running a three year post MD programme leading to DM Degree in Neuroradiology since year 2000. Two DM Neuroradiology students are admitted in each academic year. At present, there are six Senior Residents undergoing training in all aspects of Neuroradiology. Ph.D programme has been started in the department.     

Our department offers the following programmes:

Regular course

  1. DM (Neuroradiology) -3 yrs Program
  2. PhD (Neuroradiology)-3 yrs Program
  3. B.Sc (Radiography) -3 yrs graduation degree offered in collaboration with St Johns Medical college and Kidwai Oncology Hospital.

Short term Training program

Short term training programme for Post gradautes in Radiology, neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry.Every year short term training is given to more than 100 students of various medical colleges.

Certificate courses

One year training programe in CT and MRI techniques.

CME programs

Dr. Mahadevan Pillai memorial CME.Department regularly conducts workshops and training programme for the benefit of radiology students.

Courses offered



The DM in Neuro Radiology is targeted to develop the candidates’ clinical acumen and skills so as to enable them to function as experts in diagnostic and therapeutic neuroradiology.  The trainee would undergo training in neuroradiology including both Imaging and interventioal procedures related to the brain, spine and spinal cord, head and neck and organs of special sciences in adults, children and infants.  On completion of the course, the candidate should be able to deliver the highest quality of patient care, be a Competent and inspiring teacher, and be able to pursue both clinical and experimental research.

TRAINING PROGRAMME:                      

The details of the programme are as follows:

    The training programme aims to impart the candidate a soundtheoretical and practical knowledge in neuro and vascular imaging and interventional techniques.  During this period they shall take part in all activities of the Department to develop insight of practical approach in Patient management.

The training programme includes:

A1. Posting with CT and MRI – Operation of machine and other imaging Modalities, interpretation of computed tomography and MRI scans forraniospinal and vascular diseases.

  1. Posting in Catheterization Lab:
  2. For invasive diagnostic procedure like myelogrphy, aortography,  

Cerebral angiography etc.

  1. Training in Interventional Procedures

The candidates will be given practical training and later independent hands on experience in the following procedures:

Diagnostic angiographic work up on DSA, Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty procedure, Peripheral  Thrombolysis, Thrombolysis in Stroke patient. Embolization of peripheral vascular lesions, Water soluble myelography, Diagnostic agiography, Transarterial particulate embolisation of tumours of the head and neck.

Transarterial liquid embolisation of cranio spinal vascular malformations, Percutaneous biopsy of the spine, Stereotactic procedures.

  1.  Ultrasonic and Doppler Imaging
  2.  Clinical posting – in – Neurology, Neurosurgery and other departments
  3.  Research activities in collaboration with other Departments.
  4.  Exposure to animal experimental lab.
  5.  Posting in the Department of Neuroradiology in any other Institution in the Country.
  1.     Activities of the trainee
  2. Patient Care:  The candidate is provided with the necessary knowledge and skill that he may be able to:

          - Help the physician/surgeon in choosing the right investigation/interventional   Procedure by routine interactions.

          - Plan, modify and execute diagnostic and interventional procedures independently or with assistance if necessary.

  •   Manage the patient post-procedure.
  •   Handle neurological emergencies
  •   Interpret radiological examinations of body systems other than CNS as well.

Emergency management of patients with head injury, spinal injury, raised intracranial tension, subarachnoid haemorrhage and strokes requiring neuroradiologic evaluations.  The candidate will be required to have a thorough knowledge of such emergency procedures and be able to respond intelligently and quickly to these needs.                                   4

  1.   Research paper

      The candidate should design and conduct clinical or perimental research under the guidance of an accredited guide.  The research paper should be of high order and may be in the form of an original article or manuscript fit for publication or already published in any approved journal.

iii.   Teaching

      The candidate will participate in all the teaching assignments of the department.  This will include:

  1. Journal reviews, case reviews, inter-departmental conferences and the like.
  1. Present cases at the intra and interdepartmental conferences.
  1. Daily supervised film-reading sessions:

              Concurrently with the clinical training, the candidates shall be required

              To attend lectures in Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Neuropathology,

              Neurochemistry and Pharmacology as related toNeuroradiology.

Sl.No. Name  Year of Joining
1 Dr. Soumik Das 2015
2 Dr. Kajari Bhattacharya 2015
3 Dr. Aarthi Deepesh 2015
4 Dr. Karthik 2016
5 Dr.Nishtha Yadav 2016
6 Dr.Nihar Vijay Kathrani 2016
7 Dr.Shahyan Siddiqui 2017
8 Dr.Shamick Biswas 2017
9 Dr.Shumyla Jabeen 2017
10 Dr.Vivek Murumkar 2017

BSc Radiography course regulations


The Course shall be called as Bachelor of Science in Radiography (Radio-diagnosis)


The duration of the course shall be three years (full time)


Candidates for admission to the Bachelor of Science – Radiography (Radio-diagnosis / Radiography) shall have passed.

  1. Pre-university examination conducted by Department of Pre-university education or any recognized state Board with English and Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as optional subjects.


  1. Job oriented Diploma course from a recognized Board with Diagnostic Radiography as vocational subject or equivalent.


  1. Any equivalent examination recognized by the NIMHANS (Institute of National importance) Bangalore, for the above purpose with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as principal subjects of study.


First Year:

  1. Anatomy
  2. Physiology
  3. Microbiology and Pathology
  4. Physics of Radiology

Second Year:

  1. Physics of Radio-Diagnosis & Equipment
  2. Radiographic Techniques I & II
  3. Radiographic Photography

Third Year:

  1. Imaging Techniques - I
  2. Imaging Techniques – II
Sl. No. Name Year of Joining
1 Sakham Kumar 2017
2 Melwin Augustine 2017
3 Mohammed Jowhar K M 2017
4 Ashik Joy 2017
5 Manisha Pradhan 2017
6 Alvin Anto 2017
7 Abin George 2017
8 Rakshitha K N 2017
1 Hilda K Jose 2016
2 Anuja Joy 2016
3 Gokul Mohandas 2016
4  Merlin George 2016
5 Shajeeb Rahman. A 2016
6 Vinay Gowda .K 2016
7  MeghaMadhav 2016
8 Salahudheen. P 2016
1 J Arvind 2017
2 Abhirami A 2017
3 Shirisha G 2017
4 Sreekanth K S 2017
5 Shambahvi D P 2017
6 Sajo Jose 2017
7 AnithaRappai 2017
8 Maya Jyothi K B 2017
9 ShaliniKattappan 2017
10 Naga Priya 2017

Alumni of NIMHANS

1 Sunali Desai 2002
2 HirdeshSahni 2003
3 Chandrashekar H S 2003
4 ChayanRajendraGajanan 2004
5 Shehanaz K Ellika 2004
6 D Shivakumar 2005
7 K Nagarajan 2005
8 Balasubramanya 2006
9 Kamble Ravindra 2006
10 Jai Jai Shivashankar 2007
11 Dawn Thomas K Puthumana 2007
12 Gaurav Goel 2008
13 Ramakrishna Narra 2008
14 Modi Jayesh 2009
15 Chandrajit Prasad 2009
16 Chandr Dev Sahu 2010
17 Maya D Bhat 2010
18 Sharath Kumar G 2011
19 Sandhya M 2011
20 Zarina Abdul Aziz 2012
21 Roopa Seshadri 2012
22 G Anatharam 2013
23 Paramveer Singh 2013
24 Bhaskar M V 2014
25 Vinay Hegde 2014
26 Dr.SubhenduParida 2015
27 Dr. Gorky Medhi 2015
28 Dr.Shriram 2016
29 Dr.Ullas V A 2016
30 Dr.Abha C Verma 2017
31 Dr.Sarbesh Tiwari 2017

Future Plans:

The department intends to provide a regular and sustained clinical service to patients with acute brain stroke, like thrombolysis, angioplasty and stenting, endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, AVMs and fistulae.The department has reached a state of excellence in Neuroimaging.  This has been possible with MR imaging opening up new research areas like functional imaging spectroscopy. Addition of research capabilities like Single Photon Emission Tomography and Positron Emission Tomography would provide a major thrust in basic and clinical brain research.

  1. Initiation of theranostics services
  2. Addition of new therapeutic services like pain management and stroke interventions.
  3. Increasing the number of seats in DM.
  4. Starting PDF programmes in diagnostic neuroradiology, functional imaging and interventional radiology.
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