Neuro IR Service Line

Neurointerventional angiographic procedures were first pioneered in 1927 and the field has grown tremendously since then to involve a number diagnostic and therapeutic procedures such as cerebral aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, carotid cavernous fistulas, head and neck tumors, spinal vascular malformations, vasospasms and vertebral body compression fractures among many others. This subspecialty of interventional radiology is currently known as neurointerventional surgery. This field involves extensive training which involves 5 years of radiology residency, one fellowship year of diagnostic neuroradiology, followed by one to two fellowship years of neurointerventional training.

The goal of this service line is to serve as an educational resource for anyone hoping to learn more about the procedures and the clinical decisions involved in this subspecialty as well as new developments within the field through the use of webinars, podcasts and case files.


Neurointerventional Service Line
2016-2017 Roster

Service Line Chair:
Zachary Zhang

Active Service Line Members:
Ava Star
Kevin Bui
Jeff Donaldson
Jeff Farrell
Sean Kennedy
Shafik Wassef
Ajinkya Desai
Jasmine Koo
Justin Green
Rahmat Ali

Former Service Line Chairs:
Julian Hardman (2015-2016)
Dan Shilo (2014-2015)

Clinical Education

Online Lectures

Journal Primer

Neuro IR Service Line Journal Primer

SIR-RFS envisioned creating a medium where the most important IR topics could be discussed amongst practitioners, fellows, residents and students in a concise manner. We believed this was essential to all maturing in the field of IR — and the Journal Primer has provided the means to discuss this information in an educational fashion.

Click here for Neuro IR Journal Primers

National Societies

Society for Neuro Interventional Surgery (SNIS)
European Society of Minimally Invasive Neurological Therapy (ESMINT)
Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology (SVIN)

Survival Guides

Neuro Survival Guides:

Click here for Neuro Survival Guides
Topics Include:

Lumbar Puncture
Endovascular microcoil embolization of aneurysm
Carotid artery angioplasty and stenting
Clot retrieval techniques
Intra-arterial tPA for ischemic stroke
Intra-arterial vasodilator infusion therapy for vasospasm
Embolization of vascular tumors
Treatment of arteriovenous malformations
Balloon test occlusion
Spinal artery embolization
Vertebral augmentation
Carotid artery sacrifice
Intrathecal chemotherapy

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