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About Rush University

The neuroradiology section is a busy, comprehensive imaging service, performing over 30,000 combined CT and MRI imaging studies annually. The program has four fellowship positions and incorporates training in all advanced imaging techniques including MR spectroscopy, MR perfusion, CT perfusion, functional MRI and PET/CT imaging. The Program also incorporates extensive training in non-invasive vascular imaging techniques including CT and MR angiography and venography. Each fellow also rotates in the interventional section and masters techniques of digital diagnostic catheter cerebral angiography. The neuroradiology fellows participate in all aspects of patient care including pre-procedure patient evaluation, angiography performance and post-procedure patient care. The neuroradiology fellows will have the opportunity to correlate invasive and non-invasive vascular studies.

The neuroradiology section includes five board-certified neuroradiologists with different subspecialty interests and expertise. All attending neuroradiologists are senior members of the American Society of Neuroradiology with board certification in diagnostic radiology and subspecialty certification in neuroradiology. The section includes Michael Huckman, MD, section chief and Gold Medal RSNA recipient. Sharon Byrd, MD, department chairperson and associate section chief,, who has extensive expertise in pediatric neuroradiology as well as adult imaging. Dean Elias, MD, is fellowship program director and has experience and expertise in spine imaging and procedures; Miral Jhaveri, MD, has extensive knowledge and experience with head and neck imaging, as well as medical IT expertise. Mehmet Kocak, MD, has extensive background and experience in advanced imaging techniques including PET CT and functional MRI.

Rush Medical Center boasts a new in-patient care facility which will include five state-of-the-art Siemens CT scanners, three MRI platforms, including two 3 Tesla units and dedicated bi-plane angiography suites, as well as a spine procedure suite. Outpatient facilities include two state-of-the-art 1.5 Tesla MRI platforms and two multi-slice CT scanners. The section also provides imaging services to the Midwest Orthopaedics Pavilion located on campus. Equipment at this facility includes two state-of-the-art Siemens 1.5 Tesla MRI platforms, as well as a GE multi-slice CT scanner.

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