Section of Neuroradiology Head & Neck
The Section of Neuroradiology Head & Neck provides diagnostic and therapeutic services pertaining to the brain, spine, and head and neck. The scope of their responsibilities encompasses diagnostic and interventional procedures using MRI, CT, ultrasound, PET/CT, intra-operative and functional MR imaging. The Computational Neuroimaging Laboratory provides post-image processing and advanced analysis for clinicians throughout MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Our neuroradiologists participate actively in the clinical oncologic program, as well as collaborate in neurosciences research. A thriving translational research program exists in Neuroradiology in collaboration with the Brain Tumor Center and the Department of Experimental Diagnostic Imaging.
Five weekly multi-disciplinary conferences provide collaboration with Neurosurgery, Neuro-Oncology, Neuropathology, the Head and Neck Center, Endocrinology and Pediatric Oncology. These meetings give faculty members opportunity to fulfill their scientific, intellectual and educational goals in addition to providing expert clinical service.
The busy Neuro-Interventional Procedures Clinic performs ultrasound imaging and head and neck biopsies, as well as a number of other non-ultrasound procedures such as CT and fluoro-guided skull base biopsies and lumbar punctures. Intra-operative ultrasound guidance is also provided. At least three neuroradiologists are assigned to the clinic daily. They are supported by eight technologists, two Advanced Practice RNs, two scheduling coordinators, and two aides.
Neuroradiology Head & Neck is an integral part of the Division of Diagnostic Imaging, and supports all the Multidisciplinary Care Centers at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The Section of Neuroradiology in partnership with the Brain and Spine Center, the Head and Neck Center, the Brain Tumor Center and Experimental Diagnostic Imaging delivers the highest quality patient care available.
Neuroradiology Head & Neck Faculty
Ashok J. Kumar, M.D.
Professor, Section Chief of Neuroradiology
Salmaan Ahmed, M.D.
T. Linda Chi, M.D.
Rivka Colen, M.D.
J. Matthew Debnam, M.D.
Beth Edeiken-Monroe, M.D.
Lawrence Ginsberg, M.D.
Nandita Guha-Thakurta, M.D.
Leena Ketonen, M.D., Ph.D.
Vinodh Kumar, M.D.
Michael Kwon, M.D., Ph.D.
Dawid Schellingerhout, M.D.
Komal Shah, M.D.
Thinh Vu, M.D.
Bing Wang, M.D.