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Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. (CRL) is a physician-owned practice that has been serving patients and providers throughout the Upper Midwest for over 80 years. CRL’s 80 board-certified radiologists represent all imaging subspecialties, including breast, body, diagnostic, interventional, neuroradiology, interventional neuroradiology, musculoskeletal, nuclear medicine and pediatrics.

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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Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM) & Arteriovenous Fistualas (AVF)

What is an AVM? Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormal connection between arteries and veins which can involve the brain or spine.  AVMs usually occur...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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