Advanced diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

Our interventional neuroradiologists perform minimally invasive procedures, including the endovascular treatment of cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations, and carotid and vertebrobasilar stenosis.

In addition, Northwestern Medicine neuroradiologists perform spine interventions, percutaneous and non-vascular procedures including:

  • Painful lesions of the bony structures
  • Percutaneous treatment of vertebral compression fractures (vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty)
  • Disk nucleoplasty and IDET (intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty), a minimally invasive treatment for chronic low back pain
  • Epidural and selective nerve root injections


  • Acute Stroke
  • Arteriovenous Fistulae
  • Carotid Dissection
  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Cavernous Aneurysm
  • CSF Leak
  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • External Carotid Artery Aneurysm
  • Herniated Disk
  • Intercerebral Hemorrhage
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Intraspinal Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM)
  • Meningioma
  • Nasal Bleeding
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain: Back, Chronic, Discogenic, Facial, Limb and Neck
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spine Compression
  • Vertebral Fractures, Including Osteoporosis

Tests and Treatments

  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Aneurysm Stenting
  • Brain AVM Embolization
  • Brain Tumor Embolization
  • Carotid Angioplasty
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Embolization
  • Functional Cerebral Cortex Mapping
  • Head And Neck Tumor Embolization
  • Intracranial Angioplasty And Stenting
  • Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty
  • Lumbar Punctures
  • Spinal Cord AVM Embolization
  • Vertebral Artery Stenting