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.

Health Library