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223 N. Van Dien Avenue
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Diagnostics

 

The Cerebral Angiogram

The cerebral angiogram is a diagnostic tool utilized to detect and treat neurological conditions including moya moya disease and cavernous malformations.

Located within our neurointerventional suite is our state-of-the-art biplane angiography system, the first in Bergen and Passaic counties. The biplane suite produces highly detailed three-dimensional views of blood vessels leading to the brain and deep within the brain and their relationship to the tissues of the head and neck.

Our neurosurgeons, assisted by specially trained nurses, use the biplane system to produce diagnostic cerebral angiograms and perform neurointerventional procedures. All patients undergoing neurointerventional procedures first undergo a diagnostic angiogram.

During this test, a small catheter is inserted into the femoral artery in the patient’s groin area. The catheter is then threaded up into the aorta and then into the vessels of the neck. The biplane system produces highly detailed three-dimensional views of blood vessels leading to the brain and inside the brain and their relationship to the tissues of the head and neck. The images are produced simultaneously from two regions of the patient’s head, from front to back and from side to side. This reduces the amount of contrast material required, improves visualization for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and shortens the time it takes to complete the angiogram.

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