Interventional neuroradiology is a subspecialty within Clinical imaging. In this subspecialty, microcatheters (very fine plastic tubes) are used, under imaging guidance, to diagnose and treat various diseases and conditions that affect the central nervous system, head, neck, and spine.

In interventional neuroradiology, physicians insert microcatheters into blood vessels and guide them through the vascular system using advanced medical imaging techniques to the affected areas in the head, neck, or spine. Once in position, these catheters are used to either open up blocked arteries or protect the vessels from rupture and hemorrhage. Other minuscule instruments are also used by interventional neuroradiologists like coils, stents, and clot retrieval devices depending on the patient's condition.

This procedure is minimally invasive as it requires only a tiny incision to be made for introducing the catheters into the bloodstream. This reduces risk to patients, lowers patient recovery time, and minimizes hospital admission.


Our world-class team of neuroradiologists uses cutting-edge medical technology to perform a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Interventional neuroradiology procedures and Conditions treated are the following:

  • Spine biopsy
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Brain hemorrhage
  • Spine interventions
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Moyamoya syndrome
  • Brain stroke and aneurysms
  • Intracranial venous disorders
  • Radiofrequency tumor ablation
  • Lesions in the head and neck region
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Embolization of vascular malformations
  • Pre-operative devascularization of tumors

Why choose SSMC?

Our multidisciplinary team of experts is dedicated to the physical, mental, and social well-being of our patients. At SSMC, the Division of Interventional Neuroradiology works closely with the Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery. This ensures incredible efficiency and swiftness of treatment of patients suffering from critical neurological conditions when time is of the utmost importance. Our experienced team is able to transfer stroke patients from the emergency room to the Angio Suite to remove clots from blood vessels in their brains within 30 minutes of their arrival at SSMC.

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