Stroke: Cerebral Angiogram

Minimally invasive surgical procedure that examines the blood vessels of the brain. It is used to diagnose and assess blood vessel abnormalities such as aneurysms, malformations, and/or narrowing (stenosis). A small catheter is inserted in a blood vessel in the groin (femoral artery) and travels inside the arteries to reach the neck and brain. Dye (contrast) is injected through the catheter while specialized x-ray machines take images as the dye travels through the brain’s blood vessels. This allows our specially trained Comprehensive Vascular Neurosurgeons to evaluate these abnormalities and determine the appropriate treatment. It is the gold standard for assessment.