Resources at Barrow Neurological Institute
Explore the resources that are available to Trainees at Barrow Neurological Institute:
We have 13 MR scanners, including one 7T and four 3T systems. A highlight is our dedicated MR scanner in the emergency department. Currently, we perform approximately 40-60 MR studies per day from the emergency department. After installation of the ED MRI scanner, MR examinations ordered from the emergency department increased 40%. This provides fellows with exceptional exposure to ultra-fast imaging protocols. Experience with ultra-fast protocols as well as the ultra-fast protocols themselves, are something unique that the fellows can bring to any future practice, to improve diagnosis and increase throughput.
We have eight CT scanners at the Barrow, including one 256 slice scanner, three 64 slice scanners, as well as two interventional CT scanners, including CT fluoroscopy. We also have two portable scanners that are 32 and 8 slice scanners, respectively. Our ultra-fast scanners allow us to perform unique CT examinations, including dynamic CT myelography for CSF leaks
- Stroke Clinical Case Conference: Occurring every Monday, this conference focuses on interesting vascular cases of the preceding week.
- CSF Leak Case Conference
- Skullbase Tumor Board
- Head and Neck Tumor Board
- Pituitary Tumor Board: Barrow is the largest pituitary center in the southwest. At pituitary tumor board, dedicated skullbase neurosurgeons and dedicated neuroendocrinologists review difficult clinical and surgical cases.
- Epilepsy Case Conference
- Brain Tumor Board: With the establishment of the Ivy Brain Tumor Center, the Barrow has become one of the world leaders in clinical trials for brain tumors. We perform more than 3,300 MR examinations each year for brain tumors. This tumor board allows fellows to see the treatment and care of a brain tumor from their initial imaging to surgery. Additionally, fellows will see rare tumors referred to the Barrow, as well as learn about imaging features associated with novel therapies for glioblastoma that are part of tertiary care.
- Lawton Imaging Rounds