The neurointerventional surgery service is part of the Comprehensive Stroke Center. The interventional neuroradiology team includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases of the brain and spinal cord, including:
- Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
- Carotid artery stenosis (narrowing of the arteries)
- Certain tumors of the brain, head, and neck
- Epistaxis (nosebleeds)
- Ischemic stroke
- Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
- Venous and lymphatic malformations of the head and neck
During your visit, your doctor may recommend a catheter angiogram, the best way to get a very accurate picture of the blood vessels in 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.
Your doctor will review the results with you immediately after the angiogram. You should plan to be at the hospital for about 6 hours, though the test typically takes less than an hour.
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