Barrow Neurological Institute provides state-of-the-art diagnostic services. The latest techniques for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and other diagnostic procedures are provided in a learning environment that is a unique blend of research, teaching, and practical tertiary care medicine.
Barrow, located at Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, is a leader in the development of new diagnostic imaging techniques. For example, the staff at Barrow developed a magnetic resonance imaging procedure to diagnose carotid artery blockage that is now used in more than 1,000 hospitals worldwide.
Barrow researchers also have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging technique that allows technicians to obtain clear images regardless of patient motion. The technique is called PROPELLER, which stands for periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction.
In addition to magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), diagnostic services at Barrow include traditional imaging techniques such as cerebral angiography, myelography, and computed tomography; electroneurodiagnostic techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG); and other diagnostic techniques such as carotid ultrasonography, transcranial Doppler ultrasonography, and balance testing.