Interventional neuroradiology

IMRI223x216Interventional neuroradiology is a subspecialty in which highly trained neuroradiologists use percutaneous techniques to diagnose and treat disorders of the brain, spine and spinal cord. Areas of specialization include:

  • Intra-arterial thrombolysis, intra- and extra-cranial cerebral angioplasy and mechanical clot retrieval
  • Aneurysm coiling
  • Diagnostic angioplasty

One benefit of neurointerventional radiology is that it may be less invasive than comparable surgical procedures and can be used as primary or adjunctive treatment if:

  • Cerebral aneurysms
  • Stroke
  • Vascular lesions and plaque
  • Arteriovenous malformations
  • Brain, spinal cord and neck tumors
  • Compression fractures of the spine
  • Fistulas