What is Interventional Neuroradiology?
Interventional neuroradiology (INR) is a relatively new subspecialty that encompasses the evaluation and treatment of diseases of blood vessels of the head and neck using minimally invasive techniques.
The tools of the trade include catheters, coils, and balloon angioplasty and stenting, all used with x-ray guidance.
The most common diseases INR physicians treat are stroke, intracranial aneurysms, vascular malformations, and blockages of vessels in the head or neck.
Expertise, experience, & availability
The INR team of Drs. Tim Malisch and Franklin Marden is available around-the-clock, 24/7/365.
Led by Dr. Malisch, director of the division, who has treated more than 500 aneurysms in his career, the team has the experience to treat the full gamut of neurovascular disease, from stroke to stents to tumor embolization.
Patients may also benefit from cutting-edge clinical research taken from bench-to-bedside. Drs. Malisch and Marden participate in multi-center studies they believe may help acute stroke patients. Current studies include the Interventional Management of Stroke (IMS-III) and the Merci clot retrieval registries.
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Award-winning medicine with a personal touch
Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center are Primary Stroke Center Certified by the Joint Commission. Only 316 hospitals are Primary Stroke Center Certified by the Joint Commission, out of over 5,000 hospitals nationwide*. Alexian Brothers Medical Center and St. Alexius Medical Center are also recipients of the Performance Award for the American Stroke Association’s “Get with the Guidelines” program.
What does this mean to you? Better outcomes. As patients in the Alexian Brothers Health System, you will benefit from physicians and nurses striving to maintain the highest level of key, evidence-based performance measures for treating patients with stroke and other neurovascular diseases. We also understand a patient’s care does not end with the procedure. The INR team will continue to see patients they have treated and to collaborate with other physicians throughout and after the hospitalization as necessary.
*2007 Joint Commission data