The Department of Radiology, the world renowned Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (MIR), at Washington University School of Medicine provides a full range of diagnostic radiology procedures, including X-rays, computed tomography, magnetic resonance and positron emission tomography. In addition MIR provides nuclear medicine examinations and interventional radiology procedures.
For a full listing of radiologists and their specialties, visit Radiologists by Specialty.
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Referring physicians can schedule patients by calling the following main appointment numbers
Three divisions comprise the department: they are Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Radiological Sciences.
The Division of Diagnostic Radiology includes the following Sections:
Body magnetic resonance imaging
Body computed tomography
Emergency and trauma radiology
Interventional neuroradiology (INR) is a small but growing specialty primarily dedicated to the treatment of disorders of the blood vessels of the neck and brain (cerebrovascular disease) from inside the blood vessels (also called endovascular neurosurgery). Rapid advances in technology over the past ten years are responsible for the growth of this field. The two key technical components are the computer technology providing the images we use to guide catheters and other devices within the body, as well as advances in the devices themselves.
The Interventional Neuroradiology Service at Washington University School of Medicine is one of the country's largest referral centers for this procedure.
Vertebroplasty or percutaneous vertebroplasty (PVP) is a procedure for patients immobilized by pain from vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis or metastasis.An alternative to surgery, vertebroplasty involves the injection of a cement-like substance called methyl methacrylate, into the vertebra, making the vertebra stronger.
Washington University was the first to perform this surgery in the Midwest and continues to have the largest experience with the procedure.
Outstanding clinical faculty and facilities
MIR has 90 full-time academic physicians who are board-certified in radiology or radiation oncology. Many of these physicians also are certified in radiology subspecialties, such as vascular and interventional radiology, breast imaging, and nuclear medicine.
A total of more than 650,000 examinations, procedures, and treatments are performed annually at MIR’s facilities at Barnes-Jewish Hospital north and south campuses, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. This guarantees you a level of specialization and expertise found in few other places.
Over the years, MIR has pioneered techniques and procedures that have become milestones in radiological history: from the development of the first diagnostic test for gallbladder disease to exciting new work on 3-D treatment planning for cancer. Here, you can be assured of accurate diagnostic testing by highly trained specialists sensitive to your needs.
This glossary of radiology terms was compiled by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), one of the largest radiological societies in the world.