Laszlo Mechtler, MD, on Neuroimaging for Migraine
In this podcast, Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD, from the Dent Neurologic Institute, discusses the role of neuroimaging in diagnosing headache disorders, which patient populations are indicated for neuroimaging, and some of the common questions he receives about neuroimaging for headache disorders.
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Laszlo L. Mechtler, MD, is the medical director and director of the Headache/Neuro-Oncology Center at Dent Neurologic Institute and chief of Neuro-Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Amherst, New York. He is also the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Neuroimaging (ASN) and current chair of the AAN Neuroimaging Section.