Department of the Neuroimaging and Interventional radiology
Department of Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology at NIMHANS provide world class imaging and intervention services using top of the line equipments. It is our mission to be reliable, consistent and accessible to patients seeking our services. The department is equipped with six MRI scanners, 3 CT scanners, 2 Biplane DSA scanners, a SPECT scanner and an MR PET scanner with cyclotron for radiopharmaceutical production. Department has an emergency wing providing 24X7 services, an imaging wing and an intervention wing. Imaging wing which caters to both outpatients and inpatients has a cluster of equipments at the neurocentre with additional MRI scanners at Ashwini block and at the molecular imaging centre. Intervention wing is located at the neurocentre and provides diagnostic and intervention treatment to patients on an inpatient basis. Technological advances with highest quality of patient care have allowed imaging to take the center stage in the diagnosis and management of neurological disorders at NIMHANS.
Education remains a priority for our department and is exemplified by our outstanding post graduate and undergraduate programs. We are proud that each year we admit three postgraduates to join our 3 year DM Neuroimaging and Interventional Neuroradiology course and ten students join us in our 3 year BSc Radiography course. In conjunction with the innovative curriculum of these courses, we continue to expand our teaching through continuing medical education series every year.
The team of 10 world renowned faculty performs cutting edge research using signal and image analysis methods to understand neurobiology of several disorders including epilepsy, parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, spinocerebellar ataxia, disorders of consciousness, addiction, depression etc. Understanding network neurobiology of brain stimulation after ECT or rTMS or after yoga based intervention methods are our unique contributions to this field. Pattern recognition methods in the phenotyping of inherited white matter disorders and metabolic imaging using radiotracers like choline PET and GHA SPECT in neuro-oncology provides platform for translational research bringing research to bedside.
I am excited about each of the initiatives and we seek to see beyond the boundaries in patient care, training and research. Nevertheless, the pillars of our department are our intelligent, caring, and dedicated group of professionals who provide best patient care at any cost.
Dr Rose Dawn Bharath
Professor and Head