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The Stanford Interventional Neuroradiology team offers leading technologies and the latest treatment options currently available to patients in the United States. Interventional neuroradiology performs minimally invasive techniques using hollow plastic tubes, called catheters, to treat a diverse group of vascular problems of the brain and spine from inside blood vessels.
For anyone having a stroke, time is everything. Getting help quickly can make the difference between recovery and disability. You will take away an understanding of stroke risk factors and new stroke therapies from this discussion.
Speaker: Jeremy Heit, MD
Advanced imaging capabilities are also used to evaluate and localize a problem. These procedures often eliminate the need for open surgery and have shortened recovery times and hospital stays.
Stanford Pioneers New Brain Imaging to Improve Stroke Care
The Stanford Stroke Center has pioneered the use of brain imaging that is changing the way doctors treat stroke. Called multimodal imaging, these views of the brain capture what tissue can be saved—even though a patient might have had a stroke several hours after the three-hour window now seen as the standard end of useful intervention. Stanford has also built a protocol for a fast MRI process to speed up that imaging.
Learn more about the Stanford Stroke Center: http://stanfordhealthcare.org/stroke.