Program and eligibility:
1 and 2-year advanced Neuroradiology Training Programs are offered by the Neuroradiology section of the Department of Medical Imaging at Western University, commencing July 1 of each year. This can be applied for after completion of Radiology Residency.
The program is accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. For applicants following completion of a Canadian Radiology Residency program, this training shall be considered as Neuroradiology Residency. Neuroradiology trainees are encouraged to apply for the Royal College Neuroradiology Subspecialty examination post 1-year training provided they satisfy the other criteria as required by the Royal College.
The program has neuroradiology rotations through the University and Victoria hospital sites with options for rotations through the St. Joseph’s Hospital, all in London, Ontario. It provides extensive training and experience in all aspects of Neuroradiology as required by the Royal College. Optional elective rotations may be arranged in Neurosurgery, Neurology, Neuropathology, etc. depending on interest, and also with other sites like Princess Margaret Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto in specific situations for further advanced training in niche areas depending on needs and availability.
This training provides extensive well-rounded experience in the performance and interpretation of all aspects of modern diagnostic Neuroradiology. Additionally, there is opportunity for some exposure to basic diagnostic angiography techniques depending on interest and also to observe complex interventional procedures.
- CT and MR scanning of the brain, head and neck, and spine in adult and pediatric populations
- Spine interventions
- Exposure to angiography, including superselective techniques for diagnostic as well as interventional therapeutic purpose
- Ultrasound of neck and brain vessels
- Exposure to intraoperative ultrasound
- Training also provides the opportunity to participate in a very active and comprehensive Clinical Neurological Sciences Program; opportunities to work in close liaison with Neurosurgery, Neurology and ENT, as well other related specialties.
- Facilities and opportunities for basic research in Neuroradiology are available at the University and also in liaison with affiliated dedicated renowned Research Institutes (Robarts and Lawson) depending on interest.
- The program is approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, under which Neuroradiology is a subspecialty in the category of "Accredited Residency Programs"
- The program is designed for Radiologists who have completed or near completing Residency Training in Diagnostic Radiology
- Entry into Canada is entirely under the control of Employment and Immigration Canada. Non-Canadian applicants require an employment visa and must check with the Canadian Consulate to be fully informed of the requirements and regulations.
- Presently, there is no institutional funding available for international applicants.