OHSU maintains two Philips 3 Tesla scanners, two Philips 1.5 Tesla scanners, one 1.5T wide bore Ingenia Philips, and one Philips 1.0 Tesla high field open MRI scanner including state-of-the-art echo-planar imaging, MR spectroscopy, Diffusion Tensor Imaging with Fibertracking, Functional MRI, and MRI Perfusion including ASL and DSC methods. A Philips 3.0 T and 1.5 T GE MRI scanner with the same basic capabilities, are housed at the adjacent VA hospital.
In addition, one Phillips ICT 256, two Philips 64, three 16 multidetector CT scanners, and two hybrid 16 scanners including a Pet-CT, and SPECT-CT are located at OHSU. Philips Biplane digital and OEC intraoperative angiographic units, doppler, intraoperative and transcranial ultrasound, SPECT, PET and MR spectroscopy are used for clinical examinations.
We have a mutitude of reading rooms equipped with PACS workstations for reviewing and dictating scans. Image processing workstations including GE, Philips, and Terarecon are available for image analysis, perfusion and functional MR imaging processing.
Aside from the extensive resources available in the OHSU library, Diagnostic Radiology maintains a library of over 700 books along with 130 bound journals and 14 current journal subscriptions for use by the radiology residents and fellows. Other resources include Internet access as well as the neuroradiology teaching files, containing over 500 hard copy and digital cases.
OHSU provides ample opportunity for direct neuroradiology research and collaborative research with the clinical neurological subspecialties. There is space dedicated to departmental research including the Radiology Imaging Research Laboratory, primarily focused on MR research. A university-wide animal surgery and care facility is available for animal experimentation with three veterinarians employed full time. The Dotter Interventional Institute research facilities are also available for neuroangiographic and neurointerventional research with two animal labs equipped with angiographic units. A magnetic resonance Ph.D. physicist is employed full-time on staff and the Diagnostic Radiology department has an additional neuroradiologist as the Director of MRI Research.