Welcome to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Neuroradiology Website. Our faculty consists of seven full-time and one half-time academic neuroradiologists and four neuroradiology fellows in an ACGME-accredited program. We perform and interpret 33,500 CT and 17,000 MRI exams, and our neurointerventional service performs 4900 diagnostic and interventional procedures annually. Our affiliate, The Children's Hospital of Alabama (ranked among the nation's best children's hospitals by U.S. News and World Report) hosts our fellows for pediatric neuroradiology training. Three UAB General Radiology residents rotate through our service each month.
The Kirklin Clinic (outpatient center) is on the central campus and operates four (one 3T, three 1.5T) MR scanners and three multi-detector helical CT scanners. The latter include a 128 detector CT scanner that employs dual energy technology for spectral imaging. A new MR scanning suite is being installed in the hospital with state-of-the-art 1.5 and 3T magnets. Our practice also includes UAB Highlands Hospital and the Birmingham VA Medical Center.
Our 3D imaging lab is equipped with sophisticated post processing software for MR perfusion imaging, diffusion imaging, DTI/fiber tracking, MR spectroscopy, CT perfusion, and CT angiograms for both clinical and research applications.
Our fellowship program offers a wealth of clinical material and exposure to preeminent neurologic and neurosurgical colleagues. The program provides daily neuroradiology clinical conferences in a dedicated conference room. Fellows actively participate in multiple interdepartmental conferences and tumor board meetings. Our fellows also actively participate in clinical research projects. At the end of fellowship, our trainees are comfortable with both basic and advanced imaging modalities.
We hope this site provides you with a broad overview of our program. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Philip R. Chapman, M.D., Chief, Neuroradiology.