Interventional Neuroradiology Peer Review
Interventional neuroradiology is a relatively new subspecialty that began in the late 1980’s, with specialists involved from three different fields of expertise: Interventional Neuroradiology, Endovascular Neurosurgery, and Interventional Neurology.
The development of this subspecialty paralleled revolutionary technical advances in digital vascular imaging with 3D reconstruction flouroscopy, magnetic resonance imaging, and computed tomography, along with advances in micro-catheters, micro-guidewires, and embolic devices and stents that with proper skill and training, could be navigated safely and effectively into the brain to treat a variety of cerebrovascular conditions.
This specialty has now revolutionized the treatment of brain aneurysms, cerebral vascular malformations, stroke, hypervascular head and neck tumors, spinal cord vascular lesions, carotid artery disease, epistaxis, and acute stroke intervention.
Physicians providing these services around the country come from a variety of backgrounds, including neurological surgery, neurology, diagnostic neuroradiology, vascular surgery, cardiology, and peripheral interventional radiology. The training and experience of these physicians varies widely across the country.
Publications exist in the literature detailing reasonable risk rates for performing these procedures, and standards of practice and care, are being updated and revised by national organizations including the American Heart and Stroke Association and the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery.
The American Medical Foundation for Peer Review and Education has significant experience in evaluating interventional neuroradiology programs to determine whether their outcomes are appropriate in regards to efficacy and complications. Our reviewers are some of the most well-regarded interventional physicians in the World
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