Department of radiology and Radiological Science

Neurointerventional Radiology

The division of neurointerventional surgery at MUSC provides clinical, educational, and research services in all aspects of neurointerventional surgery for the patients in Charleston and throughout South Carolina.

The mission of MUSC's Neurointerventional radiology division is to offer cutting-edge minimally invasive treatment and diagnostic imaging for a wide range of conditions involving the brain, head & neck, spine & spinal cord.

Our internationally recognized Cerebrovascular team of dedicated experts consists of specialists in Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery, Neurology and Emergency Medicine.  Our team of dedicated neurointerventional surgeons have had extenstive specialized training and experience.  Our neurointerventional surgeons are:

Aquilla S. Turk III, DO
Director, Neurointerventional Imaging

M. Imran Chaudry, M.D.

Our Neurointerventional specialists use state-of-the-art image-guided techniques in order to deliver minimally invasive treatments without the need for open surgery.  Short hospital stays with quick recovery times are among the benefits of minimally invasive neurointerventional techniques.

Some of the diseases that we treat include:

  • Acute ischemic stroke
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Arteriovenous malformations (AVMs)
  • Cavernouse carotid fistulas (CCFs)
  • Dural arteriovenous fistulas (DAVFs)
  • Congenital vascular anomalies
    • Hemangiomas
    • Lymphatic Malformations
    • Venous Malformations
  • Atherosclerosis (carotid, vertebral, intracranial)
  • Spinal compression fractures
  • Vascular tumors

Procedures that we perform include:

  • Diagnostic Cerebral Angiography
  • Aneurysm treatment
    • Endovascular coiling
    • Open clipping
  • Thrombolysis/Thrombectomy for Acute Stroke
  • Arteriovenous malformation embolization
  • Carotid and intracranial stenting
  • Sclerotherapy
    • Hemangiomas
    • Lymphatic malformations
    • Venous malformations
  • Tumor embolization
    • Meningiomas
    • Carotid body tumors
    • Epistaxis
  • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty

The Neurointerventional Surgery Division actively participates in clinical research as well.  Currently we are participating in multiple studies for acute stroke therapy, aneurysm coiling, tumor embolization as well as research on advanced imaging of stroke, tumors and spinal abnormalities.

To schedule a consultation with one of our physicians, please call Patricia Brauner at (843) 792-4932.

Neurointerventional Imaging Faculty

Aquilla S. Turk, III, D.O.
Director, Neurointerventional Imaging

M. Imran Chaudry, M.D.

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