interventional neuroradiology

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interventional neuroradiology

A subspecialty of neuroradiology in which minimally invasive therapy can be effected by advancing various devices within a blood vessel to a point of a previously identified lesion–eg, an intracranial aneurysm. Cf Clipping, Trapping.
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The decision for mechanical thrombectomy should be made by a physician trained in the diagnosis and treatment of stroke, in conjunction with a neurointerventionalist who has the relevant images (non-contrast CT of the brain and a CT angiogram) available for review.
To improve triage and minimize delays in care, a multidisciplinary task force was formed consisting of the neurointerventionalist, stroke nurse practitioner, stroke coordinator, emergency department (ED) manager, ED nurses and physicians, ED clinical educator, and radiology department.
Sasikhan Geibprasert, MD, is Staff Neurointerventionalist and Lecturer, Department of Radiology, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, and Fellow, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Nasser Razack, a neurointerventionalist. Interventional neuroradiology was pioneered in the 1980s, exploiting startling advances in computer imaging technology and the miniaturization of medical devices.
The company manufactures and markets the Merci Retrieval System , which is a minimally invasive device delivered by a neurointerventionalist into the brain to restore blood flow by removing blood clots that cause ischemic stroke.
Intended as a reference for neurosurgeons, neuroradiologists, and interventional radiologists, this handbook provides techniques and essential literature on endovascular methods and neurovascular anatomy and cerebrovascular disease from the perspective of a neurointerventionalist. The book is divided into three parts: fundamentals, interventional techniques, and specific disease states.
Ali Shaibani, a neurointerventionalist and medical director of the Stroke Program at Northwest Community Hospital, "only about 15 percent of stroke patients receive treatment, because they don't arrive at the hospital in time."
The neurointerventionalist continues to play an increasing role in the acute setting to identify and stop bleeding, with an increasing number of temporary and permanent agents within their armamentarium.
In this, a specialist called a neurointerventionalist first locates the aneurysm using advanced 3D angiogram imaging technology.
The company manufactures and markets the Merci Retrieval System(TM), which is a minimally invasive device that is delivered by a neurointerventionalist into the brain to restore blood flow by removing blood clots that cause ischemic stroke.
Patients may receive chemical and mechanical thrombolysis administered by a neurointerventionalist for acute ischemic stroke and endovascular coil occlusion or neurosurgical aneurysm clipping by a neurosurgeon for hemorrhagic stroke resulting from subarachnoid hemorrhage secondary to a ruptured cerebral aneurysm (Meyers et al., 2009).