RAF has assembled a highly specialized team with the manpower, expertise and equipment to meet the complex challenges of brain, head, neck and spine imaging.
Whether it’s pinpointing the location of brain metastases or confirming the absence of abnormalities, a fellowship trained neuroradiologist is always available to provide expert interpretation of all images. While RAF’s outpatient practice is largely diagnostic, in the hospital setting we are often involved in the management of patients who have already received a neurologic diagnosis. We work closely with the neurologist or neurosurgeon, for example, in pre-operative planning and post-operative follow-up.
With the sophisticated equipment available at our hospital sites, we are capable of performing advanced neuroimaging, such as assessing biochemical changes with MR spectroscopy and 3-D modeling of neural tracts via tractography.
Early Stroke Intervention
RAF is at the forefront of neurointerventional radiology, where timely intervention can make the difference between a tragic death, severe disability or going back to work just a few days after a major neurovascular event. With the goal of giving patients a better chance at a good outcome, RAF spearheaded the development of a cutting edge interventional neuroradiology program. This program provides minimally invasive diagnosis and treatment of conditions such as brain tumors, aneurysm and stroke. RAF offers endovascular therapy of ischemic stroke, which is strongly recommended for certain patients by the new American Heart Association guidelines. With the high-end equipment and specialized expertise needed to remove clots from a blocked artery in the brain, we can substantially increase the chances of survival and recovery for patients who have suffered an ischemic stroke within the previous 6 to 12 hours.
Emergency Aneurysm Treatment
RAF offers radiologically guided endovascular coiling for ruptured aneurysm, a life threatening condition that requires emergency intervention. RAF also operates a freestanding interventional radiology clinic where patients undergoing non-emergency neuroradiologic procedures, such as percutaneous treatment of head and neck tumors, can be seen for consultation.