The Latest Technology Available
for Brain and Stroke
Last fall, a dedicated neurovascular interventional laboratory, featuring the highest level technology, opened at AMH. Patients suffering strokes and other neurovascular conditions now benefit from faster, more precise imaging with less exposure to radiation and a decreased amount of dye used in the imaging process.
The new equipment features biplane technology, which produces two images with only one radiation exposure. Digital acquisition allows six frames per second, also significantly decreasing exposure to radiation and contrast dye.
Real-time 3D imaging gives the physicians the ability to rotate images to any angle for easier diagnosis and treatment. Visualization is enhanced by 3D multimodality matching of preoperative MRI and CT scan. And, CT scan-like imaging reduces transport time for critically ill patients.
This new technology underscores AMH’s commitment to providing the most advanced level of care for stroke patients. The lab was partially funded through the generosity of the community. The Asplundh Foundation made a lead contribution of $1 million towards the cost of the new lab.