Neuro Interventional Radiology

Cath Lab

Cath Lab plays a vital role in life saving and with application in treatment of many

  • Vascular disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Varicose Malformation
  • Blood Vomiting
  • Blood Coughing
  • Excess bleeding during Delivery time, Restoration of blood flow in Diabetic Foot avoiding Amputation
  • Biopsies
  • Vertebroplastie and
  • To remove blood clot in the brain arteries that cause STROKE

Cath Lab is the first of its kind in Salem and other neighbouring districts offering state of the art facilities in the advanced neuro interventional care.

Common Interventional Radiology Procedures


An X-ray examination of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems; using a catheter to enter the blood vessel, a contrast agent (X-ray dye) is injected to make the artery or vein visible in the X-ray.

Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM)/AV FISTULA

26 Years old young man with redness of left eye had carotid cavernous fistula Tyre A.

Blood vessels abnormalities in the brain or elsewhere. If untreated, AVMs can rupture, causing life-threatening bleeding. Interventional radiologists can often treat these abnormalities without surgery by guiding thin catheters to the site and injecting a substance that blocks the supply of blood to the affected blood vessels.

Balloon Angioplasty

Opening of blocked / narrow arteries and veins done by balloon catheter

Biliary Drainage (PTBD) and Stenting

Uses a stent (small metal tube) to open up blocked bile ducts and allow bile to drain from the liver done for Jaundice.

Internal Bleeding Embolisation

Internal bleeding of an artery can be stopped with a pin hole approach and without scar within a short time, prevening major surgery in life threatening situations. Done for any vessel in the body.


Delivery of cancer-fighting agents directly to the site of a cancer thereby increasing the drug load at the cancer site for better cure and early recovery. Done for liver cancers

High blood Pressure, Renal Hypertension

In some patients with high blood pressure, narrowing of the arteries in the kidneys can occur. The problem, called renal hypertension, can be treated with angioplasty and if necessary stenting.

Infection and Abscess Drainage

Patients with a variety of illnesses may develop an area of persistent infection (abscess) in the body. The infection can be drained by inserting a catheter through a small nick in the skin and allowing continuously drainage there by avoiding surgery.

Needle Biopsy

Needle Biopsy of almost all lesions can be done for accurate diagnosis and proper treatment


Stent is a small flexible tube made of metallic wire mesh, when used in the body it improves blood supply by opening a narrow vessel.


Dissolving blood clots by injecting clot-busting drugs at the site of the solidified blood. Blood flow can be restored anywhere in the body from brain to foot with use of catheter and restore blood flow, preventing damage to the organs such as braing.

70% narrowing of single vertebral artery
underwent stenting with good opening of the origin.

Urinary Tract Obstruction Percutaneous nephrostomy

The ureter carries urine from the kidneys to the bladder. It can get blocked by kidney stones or other causes. The interventional radiologist inserts a catheter through a small nick in the skin into the blocked kidney to drain the urine.

Uterine Artery Embolization for post-delivery bleed and fibroids

An embolization procedure of uterine arteries to stop life threatening postpartum bleeding, potentially preventing hysterectomy. This procedure can help to shrink fibroids, preventing removal of uterus.

Bronchial Artery Embolisation

Patients who have blood in the sputum will benefit for blocking of the bleeding artery - a life saving procedure.

Diabetic foot prevent amputation

The occluded artery can be opened by percutaneous mechanical plaque extractor and restore blood flow, preventing amputation.

Vena Cava Filter

A tiny cage-like device that is inserted in a blood vessel to break up clots and prevent them from reaching the heart or lungs. Prevents pulmonary embolism


A pain treatment for fractured vertebra in which medical grade bone cement is injected into the vertebra with immediate pain relief.

Stroke-Mechanical thormobectomy

Removing the clot with thrombus removing device thereby restoring blood flow, reducing morbidity in comparison to IV/IA thrombolysis.

SAH and Aneurysm Treatment

Treating the aneurysm with pin hole surgery, lusing coils and stents, completely occluding the aneurysm, preventing rebleed and assuring early recovery.

Right MCA bifurcation Aneurysm with massive bleed.

Carotid stenosis

Angioplasty and stent placement to open the stenosed artery suppling the Brain

Traumatic vascular injury

Treating injured arteries with thrombus aspiration / stenting to restore blood supply artery.

Pain management

Facet injection, celiac block, nerve block can provide good pain relief than oral medications.


Percutaneous embolisation of the tortuas veins in the legs.

Liver hemangioma embolisation

Reduces the vascularity of the angioma reducing the blood loss during surgery and also pain.

Splenic embolisation

Blocking blood supply to Injured spleen preventing open surgery, done in quick time with minimally invasive technique ensures early recovery.

Trans jugular liver biopsy

Liver biopsy done through a vascular route avoiding third space bleed.

Ultrasound - guided sclerotherapy for Varicose vein and Cysts.

Solitaire Mechanical Thomobectomy For Stroke

First time in Salem and neighbouring districts, Neuro Foundation introduces mechanical thromectomy, revascularistaion device, the only form of definitive treatment other than RTP approved by FDI. Mechanical thrombectomy removes the clot in the blood vessels and does not lise it thereby preventing distal embolisation of the clot reducing the morbidity and mortality. By mechanical thrombolysis the vessel is opened by passing a stent and removing the clot.

Peripheral Plaque Extractor Device for Diabetes And
Ischemic Limb to Prevent Amputation

We are proud to introduce another device for people with limb ischemia and block of arteries. This is a peripheral plaque extractor which reopens the blocked peripheral arteries restoring blood flow and preventing amputation.

Infusion Catheters for Prolonged Thrombectomy

This is a special infusion catheter to breakup the thrombus in visceral and peripheral arteries thereby restoring the blood flow. Thrombolytic drugs are infusion for a long time through this catheter which is kept for a long duration in that specific artery.