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Radiology Associates of the Fox Valley
History of RAFV Endovascular Neuroradiology
Rapid advancements for stroke care began occurring during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Minimally invasive endovascular techniques were being developed that would have a huge impact on improving outcomes of patients suffering stroke. Efforts to bring these treatments to the area were realized by collaborative efforts of local hospitals and physician groups. RAFV recruited the Valley’s first Endovascular Neuroradiologst, Dr. Lloyd Hendrix, in 1991 to complete the stroke treatment team also comprised of local Neurologists and Neurosurgeons. Through Dr. Hendrix the minimally invasive techniques to treat stroke and aneurysmal hemorrhage previously available only at University Hospitals in Wisconsin became available locally.
During the past 20 years RAFV has grown its cadre of subspecialty Interventional Neuroradiologists to provide around-the-clock Endovascular expertise necessary to support the needs of local stroke centers that meet the highest national standards of certification.
What is the role of Endovascular Neuroradiology in community health care?
Stroke care in the community is a collective effort by many groups of physicians and other health care professionals. The core disciplines include Neurologists, Neurosurgeons and Neuroradiologists bolstered by essential support from Emergency physicians, Rehabilitation and Hospitalist services. The diagnostic and therapeutic procedures performed by Endovascular Neuroradiologists are an essential component of the multifaceted care available at local stroke centers in the Fox Valley.
Affinity Stroke Centers
What is Endovascular Neuroradiology and how does it enhance stroke care?
Endovascular Neuroradiology is the use by Radiologists of imaging guidance to navigate catheters through blood vessels to treat the causes of stroke. The treatments can involve the directed infusion of medications, therapeutic occlusion of vessels using embolic materials, use of devices to open blocked vessels in the head or neck, and block aneurysms or vascular malformations from the circulation. These techniques may be less invasive alternatives to open surgical procedures.
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