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Interventional Neuroradiology

Interventional neuroradiology (INR) or endovascular surgical neuroradiology is a specialty which has undergone fast growth in its short existence as a specialty field. Originally developed in the 1980s by radiologists and neurological surgeons, INR is possible for one reason: Dramatic advances in computer technology and state-of-the art equipment.

American Radiology Associates is proud to offer the most highly skilled team of Interventional Neuroradiologists in North Texas. Our 4 fellowship trained neuroradiologists, Dr. Joseph Hise, Dr. Kennith Layton, Dr. Jeffrey Haithcock and Dr. Ike Thacker, offer minimally invasive treatments for complex disorders of the brain, neck and spine.
Interventional Neuroradiology services are provided at Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas, Methodist Dallas Medical Center, and Medical City Dallas. We incorporate a team approach to treatment of disorders of the brain and spine in collaboration with specialists from the departments of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Otorhinolaryngology, Vascular Surgery, and Orthopaedic Spinal Surgery.

What is Interventional Neuroradiology?
Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) is a highly subspecialized field of radiology that uses imaging guidance to treat disorders of the brain, face, neck and spine with minimally invasive techniques. The specialty of INR, also known as endovascular surgical neuroradiology or neurointerventional surgery, is dedicated to the treatment of complex diseases involving the blood vessels of the brain, face and spine as well as spine tumors and certain types of spine fractures.

What type of training do Interventional Neuroradiologists receive?
After graduating from medical school, INR specialists undergo at least 7 additional years of residency and fellowship training. Interventional Neuroradiologists are experts in the performance and interpretation of imaging studies such as X-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound and fluoroscopy for diagnosing problems of the central nervous system. Furthermore, these specialists acquire unique training in the clinical and technical aspects of treating complex disorders of the brain, spine, head and neck.

What procedures are performed by the Interventional Neuroradiologists from American Radiology Associates?
1 Brain Aneurysm Treatment – Our physicians are very skilled in the endovascular coiling of intracranial (brain) aneurysms and treat more than 100 aneurysms every year.
2 Embolization of Cranial and Spinal Dural Arteriovenous Fistulae
3 Treatment of Arteriovenous Malformations (AVMs) of the Brain and Spine
4 Carotid Cavernous Fistula Treatment
5 Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Vertebral Compression Fractures
6 Treatment for Vertebral Tumors
7 Intracranial Vasospasm Treatment
8 Treatment for Refractory Nosebleeds (Epistaxis)
9 Acute Ischemic Stroke Treatment with Mechanical Thrombectomy and/or Chemical Thrombolysis
10 Treatment of Extracranial Brachiocephalic Atherosclerosis including Carotid Stenting
11 Head and Neck Tumor treatment including Paragangliomas
12 Treatment of Traumatic Intracranial and Extracranial Vascular Abnormalities
13 Preoperative Meningioma Embolization
14 Treatment of Intracranial Atherosclerosis with Angioplasty and/or Stenting
15 High Quality Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography
16 High Quality Spinal Angiography
17 Intracranial Venous Interventions, including Thrombolysis and Petrosal Sinus Sampling
18 Temporary Balloon Occlusion (TBO) Testing of the Carotid and Vertebral Arteries
19 Permanent Occlusion (Sacrifice) of the Carotid or Vertebral Arteries

How can I schedule a consultation or procedure?
Outpatient consultations are available through our Interventional Neuroradiology clinic. Contact the Dallas Vascular Consultants office to schedule an appointment or to speak with one of our neurointerventional specialists.

Dallas Vascular Consultants Office Address:
3600 Gaston Avenue
Suite 404 Barnett Tower
Dallas, Texas 75246
214-827-1600 – phone
214-821-9190 – fax

For emergent consultations or to speak directly with one of the interventional neuroradiologists, call 214-820-3206. Interventional Neuroradiology services are available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week including weekends and holidays.