Central nervous system curriculum

The central nervous system curriculum is one of our curriculum articles and aims to be a collection of articles that represent the core central nervous system knowledge.

Topics pertaining to the intracranial content (brain, pituitary, dura, intracranial vasculatures). There will be some overlap between this curriculum and the head and neck curriculum and the pediatric curriculum

An understanding of the anatomy of relevant structures is essential. Core anatomical topics include:

Imaging techniques relevant to imaging of the central nervous system include:

For more detail see malformations of cortical development classification

  • intra vs extra-axial location
  • DWI, PWI, MRS of brain tumors
  • pathophysiology of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke
  • cardiovascular conditions leading to ischemia and stroke
  • imaging patterns of stroke
  • early CT signs of acute cerebral ischemia
  • conventional MR Imaging findings
  • CT perfusion, CTA
  • diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI)
  • MRA and MR perfusion
  • ischemic penumbra
  • stroke therapy and outcome
  • indications
  • basic techniques
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rID: 13723
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Neuroradiology curriculum
  • CNS curriculum

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