Angiogram & Embolization

Interventional Neuro Associates

Endovascular Neurosurgical Radiologists located in East Hills, NY & Kings County, Brooklyn, NY

The interventional neuroradiologists at Interventional Neuro Associates, serving the greater New York and New Jersey areas at their offices in East Hills and Brooklyn, New York, are leaders in their field. The doctors are highly skilled at using angiograms to perform embolizations along with other advanced technologies and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat a variety of vascular conditions. Their procedures are minimally invasive, lessen the chances of complicated surgeries, and often lead to favorable outcomes for men and women of all ages. To learn more, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Angiogram & Embolization Q & A

What is an angiogram?

An angiogram is a type of X-ray imaging that uses special dye and a camera to see inside arteries and veins. It’s also called a fluoroscopy. The doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates use it to view veins and arteries in your brain, head, neck, or anywhere else to determine the cause of a condition or treat a vascular disease such as:

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Hemorrhage

You’ll likely be under an anesthetic, and an interventional radiologist must perform it. Your Interventional Neuro Associates doctor inserts a tiny hollow tube, or catheter, into an artery, usually in your groin area, and threads it through your body to the artery they want to examine.

The dye and camera guidance make it possible for them to see inside your veins. With an angiogram, they can detect aneurysms or blockages and monitor blood flow. Angiograms also allow the team at Interventional Neuro Associates to perform treatments like coiling and stenting.

What is an embolization?

An embolization is one of the procedures the doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates can perform using angiogram technology. Embolization is especially useful to control brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations.

Once they put the catheter in place, your doctor guides small metal coils along the catheter to the aneurysm.

The coils, and sometimes stents or other materials that have been guided through the catheter, remain in place to control the aneurysm, and the catheter is removed at the end of your angiogram. Embolization is also a highly effective way to control bleeding without resorting to more invasive surgeries.

What are the benefits of an angiogram and embolization?

Angiograms make it easier for the doctors at Interventional Neuro Associates to diagnose and treat vascular conditions without invasive surgeries, so many of their patients can recover more quickly from both the procedure and the condition being treated.

Embolization is also very effective at controlling hemorrhaging, especially in an emergency situation such as a stroke or aneurysm. Embolization can treat tumors and arteriovenous malformations in areas that otherwise would pose a great risk to your health, or even your life if invasive surgery is your only option.

To find out more about angiograms and embolization treatments, call Interventional Neuro Associates or schedule an appointment online today.