Specialized Neurological Procedures
Biplane Digital Angiography
Biplane digital angiography expands diagnostic and treatment options for vascular and neurovascular problems, including stroke, aneurysms and peripheral vascular disease. It accurately displays spatial relations, which allow physicians to target vascular problem areas more rapidly.
Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA)
CT angiography (CTA) combines the use of X-rays with computerized analysis of the images to visualize blood flow in arteries and veins throughout the body. It enables doctors to determine the type of stroke and its pathology.
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is based on the premise that electronic stimulation of particular regions of the brain can improve the major symptoms of some movement disorders and may help reduce the amount of medication needed to manage symptoms more effectively. DBS involves the implantation of an electrode lead into the crucial part of the brain considered to be the source of a given disorder and connecting the lead to a pulse generator or “pacemaker” implanted under the skin in the chest. The pulse generator produces a high-frequency pulsed electrical current, which interferes with brain signals that produce disabling motor symptoms, such as tremor, rigidity and dyskinesias.
Magnetic Resonance Angiography (MRA)
In magnetic resonance angiography (MRA), a powerful magnetic field, radio waves and a computer produce detailed arterial images with or without contrast material.
Computed Tomography (CT) Perfusion
Computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging provides a quantitative measurement of blood flow to different regions of the brain.
Therapeutic Induced Hypothermia
Therapeutic induced hypothermia is a medical treatment (Arctic Sun®) which dramatically lowers the internal body temperature in order to treat patients with neurological injuries.
Thrombolysis is the breakdown of blood clots using medication. Often referred to as clot busting, it can be an effective treatment for stroke victims within three hours of onset of symptoms.
Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) inhibits seizures by delivering mild, intermittent electrical pulsed signals to the brain via the vagus nerve. The energy stems from a compact, pacemaker-like disc surgically implanted in the left chest, with electrodes tunneled under the skin and wrapped around the vagus nerve. Learn more about Vagus Nerve Stimulation
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which cushions the brain and spinal cord, is made continuously. A drain may be inserted to measure the pressure inside the head or to relieve hydrocephalus.