Neuroangio Topics

Various lectures, tools, and topics are grouped in this section.

Neurovascular Evolution — a key topic of neuroangio.org, this is absolutely essential reading for any neurointerventional trainee.  The concepts presented here clarity the myriad vascular variants seen in practice, and lead to a deeper understanding of cerebrovascular function and its adaptation.  The information presented here is essentially a condensed version of the great work of Prof. Pierre Lasjaunias, in collaboration with Dr. Alejandro Berenstein and Dr. Karel G. terBrugge.  For more information, consult their “Surgical Neuroangiography

Vascular Neuroembryology — a companion topic to Neurovascular Evolution, in PPT format, also essential reading

CT angio atlas – a cross-sectional anatomy presentation with emphasis on head and neck vasculature, based on a CT angiogram.

Craniocervical Collateral Circulation — an in-depth presentation of collateral circulation, from local brain circuitry, to circle of Willis, to extracranial networks.  Recommended particularly for those interested in pathophysiology and adaptive responces in stroke and cerebrovascular occlusive disease.

Introductory Cerebral Angiography – role of cerebral angiography in the era of modern cross-sectional imaging.  This may be particularly useful to neurologists and other health care professionals wishing to learn indications for catheter-based brain imaging.

Introductory Spinal Angiography — role of spinal angiography in the era of modern cross-sectional imaging.  A specialized procedure requiring particular operator skill set in performance and interpretation.

Perfusion Primer — a brief review of stroke physiology and perfusion techniques, aimed at developing a physiologic understanding of ischemic stroke and its adaptive responces, as they are estimated by perfusion imaging.  Moving beyond simple “mismatch” concepts to appreciate a fuller picture of pathophysiology and better guide therapeutic decision-making.