Angiogram

An angiogram is an x-ray examination of the blood vessels (arteries and veins) performed using fluoroscopy (x-ray) guidance.

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Artery Stenosis

Carotid Artery Angioplasty & Stenting The carotid arteries are located on each side of your neck and carry blood flow to the brain. Carotid stenosis is a condition in which the arteries become narrowed or blocked. Carotid angioplasty and stenting...

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Brain Aneurysms

What is an aneurysm? An aneurysm is an abnormal weak spot in the blood vessel wall.  It appears as a ballooned area on the vessel similar to a weak spot on an inner tube.  Brain aneurysms most commonly form in...

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Brain Tumors

Intracranial and Extracranial Tumor Embolizations Embolization (blocking) of blood vessels feeding a tumor can help minimize bleeding during surgery. Tumor embolization is a minimally invasive procedure in which a catheter is navigated into the blood vessels supplying the tumor using...

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Carotid Stenosis

What is carotid stenosis? The carotid arteries are blood vessels in the neck that carry blood to the brain.  The carotid arteries are located on both sides of your neck.  Carotid stenosis is a condition in which these arteries become...

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Endovascular Embolization

How is endovascular embolization performed? This procedure is performed in an angiography suite by a team of physicians, nurses and technologists.  The interventional neuroradiologist is the primary doctor in the procedure. You initially undergo a thorough pre-admission process including a...

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Ischemic Stroke

What is a stroke? A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain.  If blood flow is blocked for longer than a few seconds, the brain does not get enough oxygen leading to brain...

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Pain Management Injections

Epidural Steroid Injections An epidural steroid injection is a treatment to help relieve pain by reducing swelling and inflammation. In this procedure, a type of steroid is injected into the epidural space in your spine using x-ray guidance. Facet Joint...

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Spinal Vascular Malformation Embolizations

Spinal vascular malformations are an abnormal cluster of blood vessels in the spine in which one or more arteries are directly connected to one or more veins. Endovascular embolization of the malformation is a minimally invasive procedure in which embolic...

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Stroke

Intra-arterial Thrombolysis (IA t-PA) Intra-arterial (IA) thrombolysis is an advanced treatment of an ischemic stroke (a blockage of a blood vessel in the brain) that is only available at specialized facilities. In this procedure a catheter is navigated to the...

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Venous Stenosis

Angioplasty and Stenting for Dural Venous Sinus Stenosis and Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension / Pseudotumor Cerebri Idiopathic intracranial hypertension (IIH) is also known as pseudotumor cerebri. It occurs when the pressure inside your brain (intracranial pressure) increases for no obvious reason....

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Vertebral Compression Fractures

Vertebral Augmentation (Vertebroplasty & Kyphoplasty) Vertebral augmentation is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of painful compression fractures of the spine. A cement mixture is injected into the fractured bone using x-ray guidance and may alleviate pain. Sacralplasty Sacralplasty...

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