UI Hospitals and Clinics

Interventional Neuroradiology Clinic

The interventional radiology team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, including:

  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Ischemic stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries)
  • Venous and lymphatic malformations of the head and neck
  • Certain tumors of the brain, head, and neck
  • Epistaxis (nosebleeds)

During your visit, your doctor may recommend a catheter angiogram. An angiogram is the best way to get a very accurate picture of the blood vessels of your brain or spinal cord. It is done as an outpatient procedure under conscious sedation (twilight sedation). A small catheter is used to inject contrast while x-ray pictures are taken. You will need to plan to be at the hospital for about 6 hours, though the test typically takes less than an hour. Your doctor will review the results with you immediately after the angiogram.

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