Neuro-interventional Radiology (Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology (ESN))

Neuro-interventional radiology is a subspecialty of interventional radiology which involves using medical imaging tests in diagnosing and treating diseases of the central nervous system, head, neck and spine.

Neuro-interventional radiologists use cutting edge imaging and guidance techniques to guide catheters (very fine plastic tubes) and other tiny instruments around the arteries and veins in the head, neck or spine to treat conditions such as strokes or aneurysms.

Treatment is minimally invasive and avoids the need for traditional surgery. This lowers the risk to patients, shortens the time spent in hospital and reduces recovery time.

Neuro-interventional radiology is used to treat:

Last saved on 14 October 2016.

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