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INTERVENTIONAL
NEURORADIOLOGY

Many vascular diseases that required surgical intervention just 10-15 years ago can now be diagnosed and treated with a precise, image-guided procedure and no surgical incision. Goodman Campbell physicians were first in the state to perform these procedures, and we continue to provide patients with innovative therapies and important, life-enhancing treatments.

 


 

Common Questions

What is interventional neuroradiology?

A minimally invasive (endovascular or percutaneous) approach to blood vessel abnormalities and other disorders of the brain and spine. Under local anesthetic, a tiny, tube-like catheter is inserted into a main artery. Using x-ray guidance, an interventional neuroradiologist directs a catheter to the abnormality in order to close dangerous aneurysms or vascular malformations. Diagnosis and treatment of the full range of vascular stroke disorders is also made possible, as is the percutaneous treatment of spine disorders, including vertebral compression fractures.

 

What Are Its Benefits?

Interventional neuroradiology techniques often allow us access to areas of the brain and spine that are surgically difficult to reach. Because the procedures are minimally invasive, hospital stays and recovery periods are normally shorter. In many cases, they also pose a lower risk for complications and infection.

 

When is Interventional Neuroradiology an Option?

When patients have neurovascular disorders of the brain and spinal cord, including aneurysms, blood vessel malformations and stroke symptoms, or tumors of the brain and spine. Treatment options include coil embolization, intracranial vascular and extracranial carotid stenting, and thrombolytic therapy. Interventional neuroradiology is also an option in the treatment of compression fractures of the vertebrae caused by osteoporosis, cancerous tumors, or trauma.

 

Does Experience Matter?

The interventional neuroradiology team at Goodman Campbell has been widely regarded as one of the most experienced in the country. No other group in Indiana can offer the depth of experience in the endovascular management and treatment of cerebrovascular disorders. Our neuroradiologists have also been called upon to train other physicians throughout the country in performing treatments with coils and new embolic agents, as well as performing vertebroplasty. Working alongside fellow pain management specialists, surgeons and physiatrists, our interventional neuroradiologists provide patients with promising new treatment options, as well as vast experience with standard neuroendovascular and percutaneous image-guided therapies.

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