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Neuroradiology

   

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital offers Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, in the Special Procedures suite of the Radiology Department. Its angiographic unit - the first of its kind in the Chicago area - performs advanced procedures in the field of Interventional Neuroradiology.

Interventional Neuroradiology is a minimally invasive approach to treat vascular diseases of the central nervous system. Conditions in the past that would have required surgical intervention such as aneurysms, vascular malformations, and tumors of the brain, spine, head and neck can be considered for treatment by using an endovascular approach to reach the lesion.

Neuroradiologists play a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of disorders. Among their diagnostic tools are:

Angiography

Diagnostic angiography is used to investigate abnormalities of the blood vessels by allowing for the visualization of the vascular system from any angle and virtual navigation within the blood vessels.

Angiography provides for safer and more in-depth anatomical detail for interventions and surgery. It is the most accurate method to identify and define aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid stenosis and many other disease processes of vessels supplying the central nervous system. 

Adventist Hinsdale Hospital’s angiographic unit is a GE Advantx LCN bi-plane imaging system using the most advanced technology to date for the diagnosis of cerebrovascular disease.

Embolizations

Embolization is a method of projecting small particles or glues to occlude abnormal blood vessels for the purpose of decreasing bleeding during surgery.

Embolization is used to treat brain aneurysms, brain arteriovenous malformations, brain dural fistulas, recurrent epistaxis, spinal arteriovenous malformations, dural fistulas and aneurysms.

Endovascular Therapy

Our Neurology Department specializes in the endovascular treatment of cerebral, head, neck and spinal vascular lesions, neoplasis and other disorders.

New procedures that are available include the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms with coils, embolization of arteriovenous malformations and fistulas, carotid stenting and angioplasty, stroke therapy and prevention, vertebroplasty, as well as many other therapies.

Endovascular therapy can be used in many conditions previously treated only through conventional surgery. Now it is safe to navigate cerebral arterial and venous vessels, enter aneurysms and place coils for their treatment and dilate spastic vessels, which is revolutionizing the treatment of aneurysms and subarachnoid hemorrhage.

 

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