A medical subspecialty, interventional neuroradiology uses minimally invasive imaging technologies and procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the head, neck and spine. Unlike the sturdy blood vessels in the heart and other parts of the body, the fragile vessels in the head, neck and spine–some barely the thickness of a human hair–coil and curve extensively, requiring an experienced touch to avoid damage during medical procedures.
Exceptional Care at Reston Hospital Center
Our board-certified and fellowship-trained interventional neuroradiologists hold the additional training, knowledge, skill and extensive practice to carry out delicate neurological procedures safely and deliver better outcomes when precisely placing a catheter without harming surrounding tissue or structures.
All Treatment Options Available to You
We know and perform all treatment options, including stereotactic radiosurgeries, which means we can customize a care plan specifically for your condition and your circumstances. For example, one of our well received imaging and treatment techniques takes a catheter directly into the brain, instead of first passing it through the heart, which shortens surgical time and reduces the chance of potential complications.
In the skilled hands of our interventional neuroradiologists, the advanced technology available at Reston Hospital helps us treat previously inoperable brain tumors using detailed images to more accurately target the mass.
Blood clots are handled with the Merci (coil/corkscrew) device that pulls a clot out, or with the Penumbra, which removes it with suction. We treat aneurysm with coil or stent (wingspan, neuroform), balloon angioplasty or balloon angiography. Stents are also inserted into vessels that form on top of each other or arteries, like the carotid, that close from cholesterol and plaque.