Interventional Neuroradiology

Originally developed in the 1980s by radiologists and neurological surgeons, interventional neuroradiology is made possible by dramatic advances in computer technology and state-of-the-art equipment.

Above: Marcel Maya, MD, and Franklin G. Moser, MD, discuss an aneurysm.

Essentially, interventional neuroradiology therapies are accomplished through microcatheters inserted in the groin area and, under X-ray guidance, threaded through the blood vessels leading into the brain.

Interventional neuroradiologists currently employ minimally invasive procedures to accomplish a wide variety of treatments including: stroke treatment by delivering clot-busting drugs directly to the site of the blockage; aneurysm therapy by inserting platinum coils into the aneurysm bulge to prevent clotting and rupture; and spinal treatments by injecting cement into a fractured vertebra in order to reinforce the bone.

 

Why choose the S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center for interventional neuroradiology procedures? 

The S. Mark Taper Foundation Imaging Center provides a full range of advanced imaging, both radiology and cardiology, as well as interventional radiology and interventional tumor (oncology) treatments to the greater Los Angeles area, including Beverly Hills, Encino, Mid-Cities, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Silver Lake, Studio City, Toluca Lake and West Hollywood.  

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