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Department of Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology


Department of Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology

The Department of Neuroradiology came into being in 1958, has separate centres for outpatient and inpatient services working round the clock and on all the days of the week.

The department started in 1956 as a part of the then All India Institute of Mental Health. Later it became an independent department and was located in Neurocentre in 1974 with the departments of Neurology and Neurosurgery. The department has grown from one X-ray machine in 1956 to having the most sophisticated state-of-art equipments including MRI, Biplane-Digital Angiography System, CT Scanners and Ultrasound sciences. The department started by Dr.Pillai, has currently a Faculty strength of five, Residents strength of eight and Technical staff of fifteen. The department caters to a nearly 20,000 examinations per year. The department has been providing Neurointerventional services since1986.


=> To develop human resources in the speciality of Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology (D.M. Course in Neuroradiology. Please refer to the Prospectus).
=> Manpower development in Neuroimaging and Interventional Technology (Post-Diploma course in Neuroimaging Technology. Please refer to the Propectus).
=> To provide quality training in Neuroimaging & Interventional Radiology for P.G. students of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Radiology.
=> To provide interventional services in the fields of Vascular and Nonvascular Neurological and Neurosurgical disorders.


=> MR Perfusion and TCD in TBM with Hydrocephalus.
=> Functional MRI in Neuropsychiatric disorders.
=> Basic MR Research in Cerebral stroke.
=> MR research in Cerebral infections and infestations.
=> MR Diffusion studies in Cerebral Neoplasms
=> MR Diffusion and perfusion in Cerebral Venous Thrombosis.
=> Direct Thrombolysis in Cerebral Sinus Thrombos.

Future Plans

=> Clinical Services:
=> Intraarterial Thrombolytic Therapy in acute strokes.
=> Direct Thrombolysis in Cerebral Veno Occlusive diseases.
=> Angioplasty of Carotid and Vertebral Arterial diseases.
=> Research
=> To set up a Regional Imaging Research facility.
=> To provide SPECT Imaging facility for research in Cognitive Neurosciences.
=> Hospital Services:
=> Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
=> Digital Subtraction Angiography.
=> Underline Courses (Why).


=> Gigantos 1000mA.
=> Klinoscope Flouroscopy table.
=> Elma Schonandar skull table.
=> Pleophos 500mA Image Intensifier TV.
=> State-of-the-art C.T Scanners, Volume Zoom / Somation AR.
=> State-of-the-art MRI Scanner - Magnetom vision with Spectroscopy, Angiography
=> Functional MRI and Stereotactic facilities.
=> State-of-the-art Biplane DSA with Road Mapping and Rotational Angiography.

Contact Details

Department of Neuroimaging and Interventional Radiology
Hosur Road,
Bangalore - 560029,

Phone: +91-80-26995424


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