Basic neuroradiology procedures part 1 – General considerations

Radiologists perform a number of procedures using imaging guidance to make procedures safer, easier, and more achievable than doing procedures without imaging guidance. Neuroradiologists perform many procedures, with the most common being lumbar puncture and myelogram. Other procedures include biopsy, pain procedures and blood patch.

This video is an introductory discussion of some of the considerations that should be considered before performing any procedure in neuroradiology. This includes allergies, anticoagulation, patient size, what type of imaging guidance should be used, and more.

Additional videos will discuss the procedures, such as lumbar puncture and myelogram, more specifically.

The level of this lecture is appropriate for medical students, residents, and fellows in radiology who may be performing neuroradiology procedures. Trainees in others specialties may also find this video useful to learn more about what happens in image guided neuroradiology procedures such as lumbar punctures.

Other videos on the procedure playlist are found here.