UCSD Neuroradiology

Teaching File Database

"The JHess Collection"

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indicates pathological correlation (see "Case List" or "Start" page)

"The Visiting Professor Series"

A collection of unusual, difficult, and sometimes impossible cases
to help make the professor's visit a memorable one!



"Normal Anatomy Series"



"Text Syllabus"


  • Basic Principles of MR Imaging
  • Congenital Disorders of the Brain
  • Infectious and Inflammatory Disorders
  • Supratentorial Brain Tumors
  • Brain Stem and Posterior Fossa
  • Sella and Parasellar Region
  • Head Trauma
  • Degenerative & Metabolic Disorders
  • Stroke and Cerebral Ischemia
  • Aneurysms and Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Hemorrhage and AV Malformations
  • White Matter Diseases
  • The Temporal Lobe and Limbic System
  • MR Angiography: CNS Applications
  • Proton MR Spectroscopy
  • Non-Traumatic CNS Emergencies
  • Orbit and ENT

  • Imaging the Eye and Orbit
  • The Temporal Bone: Anatomy & Pathology
  • Deep Spaces, Paranasal Sinuses, & Nasopharynx
  • Infections of the Sinuses and Face
  • Lower Face and Salivary Glands
  • Imaging Cervical Lymph Nodes
  • Neck, Larynx, and Thyroid
  • Spine

  • Pediatric Spinal Anomalies
  • Spinal Cord and Intradural Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Vertebral and Paravertebral Abnormalities
  • High-Field Spine MRI

  • {Search Database}

    This website contains post-graduate educational materials for physicians, fellows, and residents
    in training. None of this information should be considered medical advice.
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  • MRI Research
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