Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography

Stony Brook is Your Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography Expert
Cerebral angiography is a minimally invasive medical test that uses x-rays and a catheter through which an iodine-containing contrast material is inserted into an artery to produce picture of blood vessels in the brain. It's used to examine blood vessels in the brain for abnormalities such as aneurysms, arteriosclerosis, arteriovenous malformation, brain tumor, blood clot, vascular dissection (tear in the artery wall), and stroke.

We perform over 1000 angiographic procedures every year at Stony Brook Medicine. Our high experience level allows us to perform these procedures safely and efficiently. We currently perform nearly all of our diagnostic angiography procedures using a transradial approach (through the wrist artery). This is a safer and easier approach than traditional transfemoral approach (through the leg artery), which is still used at many institutions providing this procedure. Our transradial approach has been supported by extensive data which have demonstrated that transradial angiography results in lower risks of access site bleeding shorter length of hospital stays, shorter periods of bed rest and greater patient comfort and satisfaction.

Our multidisciplinary expert team offers both in person and telemedicine consultations for the treatment of all cerebrovascular disease processes. Contact us for a consultation:

Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery:  (631) 444-1213
Endovascular Neurosurgery: (631) 444-1213
Vascular Neurology (Stroke Neurology): (631) 444-2599