The Neuroradiology service performs imaging examinations and diagnoses conditions of the central nervous system, and provides invasive endovascular treatment of the brain, neck, and spinal column.
Imaging techniques include MRI, CT, angiography and myelography for both hospitalized and ambulatory patients.
The unit is unique in that it offers patients a comprehensive approach to neurological problems and the effects of these problems on other body systems.
Progressive methods that minimize impact
The department uses minimally invasive interventions such as cerebral angiography before resorting to invasive methods such as surgery. Department specialists employ advanced techniques, such as coils, stents, and "glue" to treat various vascular conditions.
A broad range of conditions treated
Interventional neuroradiology, also known as endovascular surgical neuroradiology, is used to:
- Unblock arteries during acute stroke
- Treat cerebral aneurysms
- Treat spinal vascular malformations
- Treat fistulas
- Widen stenoses of carotid and intracranial arteries
- Close off blood supply to tumors, as a pre-treatment before surgery
- Locate functional areas of the brain
- Treat the spine, face and other organs with therapeutic injections