NEURO / HEAD & NECK

Expertise when it matters most

Our radiologists specialising in neuro and head and neck radiology work closely with neurologist, neurosurgeons, ophthalmologists, ENT and maxillofacial surgeons to provide expert imaging utilising various techniques. We are able to offer a wide variety of neuroradiology/head and neck scans targeted specifically to the clinical problem.

The bulk of neuroradiology imaging involves CT and MRI which can be performed at most of our centres, though some specialist techniques are best performed on specific machines, for which we can offer advice. Ultrasound and ultrasound-guided biopsies can also be performed at most of our centres.

In addition to routine imaging of the brain, neck and spine we also offer tailored imaging protocols for various conditions including dementia, tinnitus, cholesteatoma and parathyroid adenoma.

  • Suspected strokes
  • Brain tumours
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Early signs of dementia
  • Severe headache
  • Neck pain.
  • Arm pain and weakness
  • Back pain
  • Neck lumps
  • Hearing loss
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Sinus problems
  • Vision loss

Types of Head & Neck scans that are available:

CT scans use x-rays to obtain views of the internal organs. They are commonly used to review the brain in stroke and trauma, and can be used to look for tumours etc. CT is particularly useful for looking at bony structures and is therefore used extensively for looking at the ear and sinuses.

MRI scans use powerful magnets and radio waves to build up a picture of the tissues in the body. They take much longer than CT but can provide more details pictures, particularly of the brain and spinal cord, and the small nerves which supply the face.

Ultrasound is mainly used by our head and neck specialists to look at neck lumps and swelling, review the thyroid and parathyroid glands, the salivary glands, and guide biopsy needles.

This type of scan examines blood vessels in the brain and/or neck and can be carried out using an MRI or a CT scan. Typically used in cases of brain haemorrhage (bleed), stroke or mini strokes, also known as transient ischamic attacks (TIA) and in cases of “pulsatile tinnitus” where a whoosing sound is heard in the patients’ head.

We are happy to discuss and advise on the most appropriate test.

For fast, reliable radiology services, contact Windsor Radiology

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