Board review case categories

Like the main videos on Learnneuroradiology, board review case videos are organized by category, predominantly by anatomic location. If you want to see all of the board review cases in a given category, click the links below to see the playlists which have all of the cases in that topic on one page.

If you are looking for something specific, try the search at the bottom of the page. If you want to learn more about how to prepare for each given exam, check out the general exam prep page or the specific pages for the ABR core exam, ABR certifying exam, or ABR neuroradiology certificate of added qualification (CAQ) exam.


Brain is the most common topic encountered on the ABR examinations. This is because it comprises the biggest portion of neuroradiology. There is clearly some overlap between what would fall into a few of the other categories including vascular and head & neck, but this is a great place to start your board review.


Preparing for spine specific questions is much harder because it is much harder to write questions. There is much more overlap in the imaging appearance of different diseases and it is hard to show some findings without allowing cross referencing and scrollable images, which has never been the ABR strong suit. Start here to learn about some of the most common spine imaging presentations on the exams.


Vascular disease can occur throughout the neurologic axis, including the brain, spine, and head and neck. Vascular disease can be divided up into flow anomalies (like stroke and vasculitis) and vascular malformations (vascular tumors, aneurysm, and arteriovenous malformations/fistulas). Learn more here.


Pediatric neuroradiology is a highly specialized topic and probably appears on most of the tests in relatively low proportions. Why? It’s beyond the scope of most of the exams and has a lot of overlap with the other areas. For example, if you are seeing a brain tumor case you may not even realize that it is also a pediatric case. However, it’s good to learn about some of the things that are more common in children.

Head & Neck

Head and neck can be the most challenging part of neuroradiology, particularly on tests. The anatomy is very detailed, the findings are subtle, and it is hard to show them in a testing setting. Luckily, except for the neuro CAQ exam, it makes up very little of the other tests. You still need to be familiar with the most common head & neck anomalies so you don’t leave any points on the table.