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Biplane angiography advances treatment of stroke

Biplane angiography advances treatment of stroke

The treatment of stroke – and other neurovascular conditions – is extremely important to our community. Not only is stroke the fifth-leading cause of death in the U.S., it is one of the top causes of disability.

The stroke program at King’s Daughters is on the forefront in the treatment of stroke. And now, with the introduction of biplane angiography, King’s Daughters is able to offer patients more advanced treatment options.

Biplane angiography allows physicians to visualize the complex network of blood vessels that deliver blood and oxygen to the brain. Using two C-arms (x-ray “cameras”), the biplane system creates a three-dimensional image, allowing the physician to navigate the smallest vessels and to see beyond clots.

The system allows King’s Daughters interventional radiologists – Wes Lewis, M.D., Pho Nguyen, M.D., and Hunter Boshell, M.D. – to treat patients more efficiently and effectively, with less contrast and radiation exposure.

Biplane angiography is also useful in the treatment of aneurysm, arteriovenous malformations, vasospasms, peripheral vascular disease, and other neurovascular conditions.

King’s Daughters stroke program has earned certification as a Primary Stroke Center from The Joint Commission and has also achieved the American Heart/American Stroke Association’s Stroke Gold Plus and Target: Stroke Honor Roll.