Become a subspecialist in neuroradiology

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In order to apply for this residency, you must have certification in Diagnostic Radiology from The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or be eligible for this certification.

Our Royal College accredited residency in the subspecialty of neuroradiology builds on your certification in the primary specialty of diagnostic radiology. In the division of neuroradiology, you will be exposed to all aspects of pediatric and adult diagnostic neuroradiology and interventional neuroradiology. Upon successful completion of our comprehensive two-year training program, you will be eligible to challenge the Royal College examination in neuroradiology and ready to practise as a subspecialist in this exciting and dynamic discipline.

Our program offers:

  • Weekly combined clinical neuroscience rounds
  • Weekly neuroradiology teaching rounds
  • Weekly interdisciplinary patient-care oriented stroke rounds, head and neck tumour board, brain tumour board, neurovascular rounds, epilepsy rounds
  • One day per week of protected research time
  • Elective rotations in related clinical neuroscience specialties

What you will learn:

  • Adult and pediatric computed tomography (CT) of the head and neck, brain and spine
  • Adult and pediatric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the head and neck, brain and spine
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS)
  • Neurosonography, including carotid Doppler and neonatal cranial and spinal ultrasound
  • Endovascular treatment of stroke, cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations of the brain and spine
  • Image-guided spine interventions, including vertebroplasty, tumour biopsy and disc aspiration, nerve and facet blocks
  • Research methods in neuroradiology

Our team of experts:

Our core faculty includes five full-time adult neuroradiologists at the QEII Health Sciences Centre and one pediatric neuroradiologist at the IWK Health Centre:

We work closely with adult and pediatric neurosurgeons, head and neck surgeons, neurologists, neuropathologists and neuroscientists across the Dalhousie campus. We are active in multicentre clinical trials and local investigator-driven research that pushes the boundaries of clinical neuroscience.

How to apply:

Follow the process and deadlines for neuroradiology adult residencies. In addition to the requirements for adult fellowships, you must provide evidence of LMCC or MCCEE certification.

Contact us:

Dr. David Volders
Program Director

Melissa MacLeod
Education Coordinator
Phone 902-473-5453