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What Is Neurointerventional Radiology?

Neurointerventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology. The neurointerventional radiology team at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, the only comprehensive stroke center north of Boston, provides the latest image-guided procedures to treat a wide range of conditions

Our team works with patients who have vascular (blood vessel) diseases of the central nervous system, including the brain and spine. We use state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques that offer smaller incisions, less blood loss, shorter hospital stays and a quicker recovery. Patients also benefit from minimally invasive procedures because they provide another option for conditions that are otherwise difficult to treat or are untreatable with open surgery. 

Expert Care and the Latest Technology

Neurointerventional radiology brings physicians and researchers together to offer the highest level of care with innovative treatments. Our multidisciplinary team is one of the most skilled in the Boston area — with more than 50 years of combined experience. 

Ajay Wakhloo, MD, PhD, FAHA, was the first to introduce and publish the concept of using a stent to remove an embolus for the treatment of stroke, which is currently the standard treatment for acute ischemic stroke. He also pioneered the field of flow diversion, the newest technology for the minimally invasive treatment of brain aneurysms.

Lahey’s dedicated Neurointerventional Radiology Suite houses advanced technologies to treat the most complex brain aneurysms, acute stroke and other neurovascular disorders, as well as complex spine disorders. We use state-of-the-art technology to care for our patients, including 3D and biplane angiography systems and optical coherence tomography. Our physicians are also leaders in the development of new technologies.