Bachelor's degree in Radiology Techniques for Imaging and Radiotherapy (to qualify as a medical radiology technician) (Verona)

Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology - NEURORADIOLOGIA

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Francesca Benedetta Pizzini
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Lezioni 3A 1 semestre TSRM dal Jan 11, 2021 al Mar 5, 2021.

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Learning outcomes

The objective of the course is the acquisition of specific knowledge in the vascular and neuroradiological field, particularly correlated with the interventional procedures that can be performed in the two different areas. IMAGING IN INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY Learn the main procedures in interventional radiology through Imaging and analyse the use of the various devices. NEURORADIOLOGY The aim of the course is to provide students with notions about Diagnostic Imaging in the Neuroradiological field. Notions of morphological anatomy and physiology of the Central Nervous System will be used to understand the translation by images of the anatomical reality and of the pathology of this district with the current diagnostic techniques (CT, MRI and Angiography). Interventional applications both in the cranio-encephalic and vertebro-medullary fields will also be considered. ANGIOGRAPHIC AND HEMODYNAMIC TECHNIQUES Creation of a healthcare practitioner caring to the patient's needs, capable of operating in Interventional Radiology with image quality and radioprotection goals.


• normal and functional anatomy of the brain, skull, skull base, extracranial head, spine and spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system
• normal anatomy of the cranio-cervical and spinal arterial and venous system
• endovascular and percutaneous approaches to common disorders in interventional neuroradiology (brain, skull, skull base, extracranial head, and spine/spinal cord)
• rationale for selecting certain neuroimaging techniques and the use of contrast administration
in diagnosing and monitoring diseases of the brain, skull, skull base, extracranial head, spine and spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system
• ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke and other common vascular lesions of the brain and spinal cord
• traumatic brain injury and spinal trauma, complications and neurological sequelae
• metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, toxic and degenerative diseases involving the nervous system
• degenerative disease of the spine
• benign and malignant tumours of the brain, skull, skull base, extracranial head, spine and spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system
• advanced CT and MR techniques (perfusion CT and MR, diffusion, functional MRI and spectroscopy)

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
C. Andreula, S. Cirillo, C. Colosimo, M. Gallucci e T. Scarabino Manuale di Neuroradiologia Poletto Editore 2016

Assessment methods and criteria

multiple choice questions or/and oral test

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