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Interventional Neuroradiology & Neuro Imaging Department

Optimizing Patient Care at its best

Neuroradiology and Neuro intervention at Neuro foundation offers a wide range of neuroimaging and minimally invasive therapeutic procedures with maximum benefits to both adult and pediatric patients with disorders of the brain, head and neck, spinal column including certain disorders of other parts of the body with state of the art cath lab and best expertise. The service varies from providing complete cure, complimenting surgical techniques to pain management as well as preventive medicine.

Our Team

Our team consisting of interventional radiologist, neurosurgeon, neurologist and neuro intensivist is dedicated to providing high quality and personalized service. We are offer seamless, comprehensive care for neurological disorders.

Comprehensive Care for Vascular and Neurological Disorders

The neurointerventional Radiology has grown multifold since 1990 in providing treatments for a number of disorders both vascular and non vascular conditions by minimally invasive, catheter-based and percutaneous image-guided therapeutic procedures which include:

  • Acute Stroke :Intraarterial thrombolysis and mechanical thrombolysis.
  • Metallic stents for Extra cranial and intracranial atherosclerotic stenotic disease
  • Endovascular coiling and stent assisted coiling Aneurysms.
  • Embolisation for Arteriovenous malformation
  • Tumor biopsy embolization and ablation
  • Spine augmentation in fracture spine and Osteoporotic spine such as vertebroplasy, kyphoplasty.
  • Biliary stenting.
  • Tumour vascularity reduction.
  • Angiograms
  • Pseudoaneurysm embolisation.
  • Stenting for carotid, vertebrals as well as other peripheral arterial narrowing.

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NEUROFOUNDATON DIAGNOSTIC SERVICES

We have a dedicated full fledged radiography department. Consisting of high and ultrasound unit, 32 slice advanced ct and mri functioning 24hrs. our service is 24hrs and our holistic work pattern ensures early diagnosis for a better management. Regular case discussions are made every day which helps to provide a comprehensive diagnosis and appropriate treatment options. Dedicated ultrasound machine at icu and for anesthesia helps to provide quick service. High frequency usg for musculo skeletal work up is one of our unique features. The team has dedicated staff who provide friendly and prompt service for the patients.

Stroke

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Acute stroke incidence an India is 24-34 per 1,00,000 with in increase in incidence in developing countries such as ours. Stroke treated within 4.5hr of onset has reduced dependency to <20%. Hence the need for early treatment.

Emergency treatment in the Neuro cath lab with intra arterial thrombolysis, balloon dilatation angioplasty or mechanical extraction of the clot and stenting of the vessels can potentially reverse the process and restore the functions.

Arteriovenous malformations

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An arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an abnormality of the blood vessels that may be present in the brain or spine or any where in the body, causing varying symptoms from neurological deficits to seizures if in the brain and swelling and pain in rest of the body. They cause disfigurement of extremities and have high bleeding tendency hence requiring treatment at the earliest. Endovascular treatment provides a comprehensive solution for such high risk patients.

Brain aneurysms

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A brain aneurysm is a bulge arising from the side of an artery wall in the head. It may be present from birth or develop after injury to the blood vessel. Treatment is required as a ruptured aneurysm can cause varying neurological deficits including death. Endovascular coiling or stent assisted coiling in the dedicated cath lab can easily avoid a brain surgical procedure.

Carotid and vertebral stenting

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The carotid and vertebral arteries in the neck supply blood to the brain. Stenosis or narrowing of these arteries can lead to stroke, requiring restoration of blood flow to the brain at the earliest using stents with minimally invasive advanced endovascular technique. Similar stenting can be performed for vertebral arteries which supply the posterior brain.

Vertebroplasty

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Compression of a vertebral body can cause sever pain with deformity of the spine. Drugs would not help as the spine is bearing the weigh and is in constant compression. Hence strengthening of the collapse body with prevent further collapse with instant and permanent pain relief. This is easily done by injecting special bone cement into the fractured spine under local anaesthesia with image guidance. A simple procedure done on day care basis will provide instant pain relief.

Cath Lab

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

  • 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
  • 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

Angiography

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

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.

Chemoembolization

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

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.

Thrombolysis

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.

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 amputation prevention

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.

Vertebroplasty

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.

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.

Varicocele

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.

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.

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Senthil Nathan
Dr. Senthil Nathan

M.D (Radiology)

P.D.C.C.