Welcome to the division of neuroradiology at the University of Michigan. Our mission is to deliver the highest quality patient care through accessible and reliable clinical services, serve as a center for excellence in education, community service, research and technology, and strive for better healthcare through our leadership activities locally, nationally and internationally.
The University of Michigan Division of Neuroradiology is under the direction of Ashok Srinivasan, MBBS, MD and consists of 17 neuroradiologists. The division is responsible for all neuroimaging performed at the main University Hospital, Mott Children's Hospital, UH satellite clinics and the Ann Arbor Veteran's Administration Hospital. In Fiscal Year 2010, we performed more than 28,000 CTs, 26,000 MRIs, and 1,700 neuroangiography and spine procedures. The faculty is a mix of senior, mid-level and junior members. Our team has published well over 700 peer-reviewed papers, 100 non-peer reviewed papers (not including book chapters), and 13 books. The faculty has presented more than 650 abstracts and 200 scientific exhibits, and have given more than 550 invited lectures. The division's expertise is integrated with faculties who have special expertise in interventional neuroradiology, head and neck radiology, spine imaging, epilepsy, and advanced imaging techniques in both MR and CT.
The division has access to state-of-the-art equipment in all modalities.
MRI: There are 12 MRI units (11 clinical, 1 research) in our healthcare system. This includes three 3T magnets, two 1 Tesla open magnets that provide increased access for claustrophobic patients who may not tolerate the regular magnets and a 1.5T (iMRIs) intraoperative magnet at our Mott C & W (the only iMRIs system in the State of Michigan). In addition, a 13th magnet (1.5T) will be operational in July 2014.
CT: A total of 18 CT scanners are housed in our health care system. This includes nine 64-slice MDCT scanners (two of them dual energy systems),three other MDCT machines and low dose CT scanners focused on paranasal sinus imaging. We have incorporated the latest radiation dose reduction strategies to better serve our patients.
Angiography: Diagnostic neuroangiography is performed by faculty members of the Neuroradiology and Neurointerventional divisions. We recently expanded our neuroangiographic capabilities to a 4,500-square-foot neuroangiography suite, which includes a combined CT-biplane neuroangiography unit, Axiom Artis and a multipurpose room for interventional spine procedures.
Non-vascular interventions: We offer a variety of non-vascular interventional services that include biopsies (spine, head and neck), myelograms, lumbar punctures, lumbar drain placements.
We collaborate very closely with the department of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Otolaryngology, and Radiation Oncology; many of our faculties have joint appointments in these divisions. This provides a stimulating collegial atmosphere with more than 20 multidisciplinary conferences per week. These conferences include teaching conferences, tumor boards and clinical working conferences.
We invite you to learn more about our division by navigating to our other sections:
- Our Division section can provide you with more in-depth information regarding our clinical operations.
- Our Education has information about our ACGME-accredited fellowship and our core curriculum for our residency training program.
- Our Research describes the academic accomplishments of our division faculty, along with their research interests.
- Our Faculty & Staff lists the educational backgrounds, clinical expertise and research interests of our faculty and fellows.
- For Referring Physicians helps referring physicians schedule appointments, provides directions to the hospital and gives answers to frequently asked questions.
We hope you find this site useful, and we thank you for your interest in the Neuroradiology Division at the University of Michigan.
Ashok Srinivasan, MBBS, MD
Associate Professor and Division Director of Neuroradiology
Department of Radiology
University of Michigan Health System