Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Imaging

Imaging tests allow your doctor to see inside your body. They are an important part of diagnosing and treating brain and central nervous system tumors, including spinal tumors. At the OHSU Brain Institute, we have some of the most advanced imaging equipment in the Northwest and experienced, caring healthcare teams.

Our imaging services are located on the 10th floor of OHSU Hospital and the 3rd floor of the OHSU Center for Health & Healing

Imaging services at the OHSU Brain Institute

We provide all types of imaging services. Our general services include:

  • Stroke evaluation
  • Brain tumor evaluation
  • Aneurysm evaluation
  • Seizure evaluation
  • Traumatic brain injury and spinal injury evaluation
  • Pediatric brain and spine imaging
  • Congenital malformations
  • Head and neck Imaging
  • Spine imaging

The neuroradiology section of OHSU Diagnostic Radiology offers a full range of state of the art  advanced imaging services. These include:

  • Functional MRI
  • Evaluation of the brain's motor cortex (area that controls movement)
  • Evaluation of the brain's visual cortex (area that controls vision)
  • Language (speech) function evaluation
  • Diffusion tensor imaging
  • Diffusion tensor tractography
  • MRI perfusion imaging
  • Arterial spin labeling
  • Dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion
  • MRI spectroscopy
    • Single voxel
    • Two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) multivoxel
  • Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA)
  • Magnetic resonance venography (MRV)
  • Susceptibility weighted imaging
  • Dynamic pituitary imaging
  • CT perfusion
  • CTA (computerized tomography angiography) with three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions
  • Cerebral vascular reserve assessment with acetazolamide (Diamox)