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Interventional Neuroradiology Program

Part of the Neurovascular Service at Massachusetts General Hospital, the Interventional Neuroradiology Program uses minimally invasive procedures to treat a range of neurovascular diseases and spinal disorders.

The mission of the Interventional Neuroradiology Program of the Neurovascular Service at Mass General is to foster the health of patients with neurovascular diseases and spine disorders. Education of patients and physicians is part of our commitment.

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Contact us 24 hours a day:

617-726-1767


Pager for acute care: #33722

We use a minimally invasive approach to treat neurovascular diseases and spine disorders. Our treatment options provide an alternative to surgery for conditions including cerebral aneurysms, stroke and back pain using endovascular techniques to reach lesions.

In addition, we use the latest imaging technology to provide diagnostic exams for a full range of neurological conditions.

Specialty Expertise

Our doctors are interventional radiologists who focus exclusively on the brain and spinal cord. In addition to the training all radiologists receive, they have extensive education and real-world experience using image-guided procedures to treat specific conditions. They provide office visits and are on-call 24 hours a day.

Read more about our team's research and publications.  

Specialty Training

Our program offers a two-year fellowship to train the next generation of interventional neuroradiogists skilled in advanced techniques to treat neurovascular disease. It focuses on clinical evaluation of patients and diagnostic imaging to develop therapeutic decision-making.

Learn more and find out how to apply.

Partners in Care

As part of the Neurovascular Service, our program provides access to Mass General specialists in neurosurgery, neurology and interventional neuroradiology who collaborate to make treatment recommendations. Our dedicated team of neuroradiologists from the Mass General Department of Radiology includes internationally recognized experts on diseases and injuries of the brain, head, neck and spine.

Our team also delivers care in partnership with the Mass General Institute for Heart, Vascular and Stroke Care. A multidisciplinary care center, the Institute is home to one of the only vascular centers in the country with specialists in every area of vascular disease, collaborating in the best interest of the patient.

 

The Interventional Neuroradiology Program of the Neurovascular Service diagnoses and treats conditions that afflict the vascular network of the central nervous system.

Diagnostic Tests and Treatment Planning

In the last decade, neuroradiologists at Mass General have developed advanced imaging techniques for the diagnosis and treatment planning of neurovascular diseases.

Minimally Invasive Procedures

Our interventional radiologists use imaging technology to guide small instruments that deliver targeted treatments internally to vascular lesions.

Often out-patient procedures, minimally invasive procedures typically require less recovery time than traditional surgery. In some cases, they can be used to treat previously inoperable lesions.

  • Interventional techniques such as thrombolysis can be useful in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke.
  • Clot-busting techniques such as embolization can be useful in the management of patients with acute ischemic stroke and tumors.
  • Many disease processes of the spine can be treated with percutaneous techniques.

What to Expect

Patients are seen in the office for history, examination and discussion of the various types of treatment options for their particular neurovascular or spine problem. This will include a discussion of risks and benefits of the procedure and all questions are answered. Written consent forms are included in the pre-procedure evaluation. All patients are evaluated as needed by a team of doctors including Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Anesthesia specialists prior to intervention.

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Specialist radiologists interpret imaging exams

MEET OUR Patients

After Barbara Collard suffered a massive stroke, she missed the window of opportunity to benefit from clot-dissolving drugs. When she arrived by helicopter at Massachusetts General Hospital, her family had to make decisions quickly.

Read her story

The Interventional Neuroendovascular program uses minimally invasive procedures to treat conditions including stroke, aneurysms, vascular malformations(e.g., fistulas and stenoses), back, leg and neck pain, and brain, head and neck tumors.

Neurovascular Disease

Spinal Disorders

 

 

Additonal resources for patients with aneurysms and AVM’s patients include our Nurse Coordinator, or the Brain Aneurysm and AVM Foundation Support Group.


We are located on the second floor of the Gray Building on the main campus of Mass General in Boston.

Interventional Neuroradiology ProgramGray 241
Massachusetts General Hospital
55 Fruit Street
Boston, MA 02114
Ph: 617-726-1767
Fx: 617-726-3089

Pager for acute care: #33722

Mass General Neurovascular Service

The Neurovascular Service at Massachusetts General Hospital provides a multidisciplinary approach to patient care that combines neurosurgery, neurology and interventional neuroradiology. The Interventional Neuroradiology Program of the Neurovascular Service is based in the Department of Radiology and uses minimally invasive procedures to treat a range of neurovascular disease and spinal disorder.

 

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Minimally Invasive Procedures

Find out what conditions our interventional radiologists can treat using image-guided procedures that are less invasive than traditional surgery.