Neurointerventional Radiology


Neurointerventional radiology is an innovative field that utilizes minimally invasive procedures and techniques to diagnose, treat and manage vascular disorders of the brain, neck and spine. These techniques are quite similar in concept to those used in cardiac catheterization.


At Santa Barbara Neuroscience Institute, procedures and treatments are conducted in the neurointerventional suite utilizing special biplanar imaging modalities, which offer a three-dimensional view of the blood vessels. This advanced imaging allows specially trained interventionalists to effectively navigate, manage and treat conditions with remarkable clarity.



Disorders are generally treated through embolization (closing) or recannualization (opening) of arterial blood vessels. Cases that may require embolization are diseases that have vascular abnormalities such as arteriovenous malformations (AVM’s) and arteriovenous fistulas (AVF’s). Cases that may require recannualization include ischemic strokes, where the blood supply to the brain is blocked. 


  Neurovascular and Neurointerventional Surgery
  Neurointerventionalists' Toolbox


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