Yale’s section of neuroradiology is one of the largest in the country. Advanced neuroradiology imaging techniques, especially in MRI and CT, have shown vast new ways of understanding, evaluating, and diagnosing diseases of the central nervous system. This understanding is crucial in concerns regarding the prevalence of traumatic brain injury in high-level sports and the military. Radiologists have also made strides in enhancing imaging for other diseases ranging from tumors, to multiple sclerosis, to strokes.
The new imaging techniques available at Yale allow for insight into many areas of medicine. They make possible greater knowledge of a variety of diseases, including those for which there is currently a wealth of understanding, such as tumors and demyelinating diseases, and those that have been difficult to understand, particularly neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, as well as neuropsychiatric disorders.