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:
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.