A medical subspecialty, interventional neuroradiology uses minimally invasive imaging technologies and procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the head, neck and spine. Unlike the sturdy blood vessels in the heart and other parts of the body, the fragile vessels in the head, neck and spine—some barely the thickness of a human hair—coil and curve extensively, requiring an experienced touch to avoid damage during medical procedures.
Exceptional Neuro Care at Portsmouth Regional Hospital
Our board-certified interventional radiologists and neuroradiologists hold the additional training, knowledge, skill and extensive practice to carry out the precise imaging techniques and delicate neurological procedures safely. They collaborate with our neurosurgeons and neurologists in a multispecialty approach to care that also delivers better outcomes when accurately placing a catheter without harming surrounding tissue or structures.
Treatments for Vascular and Spine Conditions
We know and perform all treatment options, including stereotactic radiosurgeries, which means we can customize a care plan specifically for your condition and your circumstances. In the skilled hands of our interventional neuroradiologists, the advanced technology available at Portsmouth Regional Hospital helps us treat previously inoperable brain tumors using detailed images to more accurately target the mass. Your treatment options include:
- Balloon angioplasty and stent placement
- Administration of clot-dissolving (thrombolytic) drugs within the critical early hours of the onset of stroke
- Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty for spinal fracture
- Vertebroplasty enhanced with heat (ablation) for spinal tumors