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interventional neurology VS interventional neuroradiology

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by gophermanfan, Feb 3, 2007.

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  1. gophermanfan

    gophermanfan Banned Banned

    Jan 31, 2007
    Does anyone know if there are real differences between interventional neuroradiology and interventional neurology ? I am really interested in both fields but probably more interested in the patient care aspect of neurology. Actually, I cant imagine the boredom of having to do a five year long radiology residency just to get into an interventional neuroradiology fellowship. BUT that salary difference between neurology and radiology is immense. Interventional radiologists are the highest paid docs on earth and neurologists are some of the lowest paid docs.

    I would love to know if you guys know the similarities and differences between the two fields. Also, please dont offer your comments saying if you really like something then the money doesnt matter. There is a huge difference between $500K a year and $175K a year especially if you are really doing the exact same thing but via two different training programs.
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  3. seadizzle

    seadizzle Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Oct 18, 2005
    How do you know you are "really interested in both fields" if you don't know what the two fields do and how they differ?
  4. xylem29

    xylem29 7+ Year Member

    Nov 10, 2005
    I don't know what int neurologists do, but I do know that inter neuroradiologists perform procedures, maybe even surgery, using imaging instead of looking directly at the brain or with scopes....so you wouldn't be seeing a "real life" image of the brain, etc like if you were a neurosurgeon, but you'd see something like MRI or pep scan images and perform the procedure using these images....
  5. xucardsfan08

    xucardsfan08 2+ Year Member

    Jun 8, 2006
    My aunt is a interventional readiologist and her friend is a fellow in interventional neuroradiology. I worked with him for a day, and a lot of the procedures are using the xray and radioactive dyes in the brain to locate clots and otherwise abnormalities.

    Hope this helps.
  6. pyrois

    pyrois 2+ Year Member

    Nov 22, 2006
    Berkeley, CA
    Interventional neuroradiology involves more... radiation. The procedures they do involve using all those goodies, 131I, Technecium, X-rays, Positron Emission Tomography, whatever to visualize the sites of... "intervention."


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