About Intercranial Stenting
To treat intracranial stenosis, or intracranial dissections, RIA neurovascular physicians access the arteries using an ultra-minimally-invasive technique.
The technique leaves the patient with a very small (three to five millimeter) incision usually over the right hip or wrist arteries. We treat these using a series of small tubular-shaped devices called catheters by steering them through the arteries of the abdomen, chest, and into the head and neck area. This is all accomplished using a special IV dye, as well as X-ray images that physicians can see immediately.