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At Northwest Physicians Group we utilize image-guided techniques to treat many of the most complex and dangerous diseases of the brain, neck, and spine. We offer biplane angiography, an advanced, minimally invasive technology used to diagnose and treat stroke and other neurological conditions, including:

  • Brain aneurysms
  • Carotid artery blockages
  • Brain and neck tumors
  • Intracranial hemorrhages
  • Arteriovenous malformations

Biplane Angiography

Biplane angiography works by using two cameras that rotate around a patient and provide simultaneous front and side views. The technology provides high-definition, 3D images of blood vessels and soft tissue. It also requires fewer injections of contrast dye compared to other procedures, which is beneficial for the patient.

Biplane imaging is especially helpful during a procedure called cerebral vascular angiography, which is used to take images of the blood vessels in the brain. The 3D images produced with biplane technology can help locate blockages that cause stroke and can help identify aneurysms and tangles of blood vessels that can lead to stroke. The images can also assist physicians with placing stents and guiding catheters through the brain. Biplane is also used during coiling, a minimally invasive procedure that blocks blood flow to an aneurysm.

Other Neurological Conditions We Treat

  • Acute and chronic weakness
  • Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing illness
  • Bell's palsy
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Disorders of balance and gait
  • Disorders of language
  • Disorders of sleep and wakefulness
  • Dizziness
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential tremor
  • Frequent falls
  • Headaches
  • Inflammatory nerve and muscle disorders
  • Migraines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Peripheral nerve blocks
  • Seizures
  • Stroke

Treatment Options

  • Diagnosis and management of various sleep disorders
  • Rehabilitation – Lower back pain, neck pain, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, stroke, orthopedic
  • Injections for trigger point, joints, epidural, sacroiliac and facet joints, botulinum toxin injections (both types), dystonia, spasticity, migraine headaches, refractory neck and shoulder pain, blepharospasm, torticollis, sialorrhea, hyperhidrosis
  • Electrophysiology Tests – EEG, EMG/NCS, neuromuscular disease diagnosis and management, entrapment syndrome such as carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Pain Medicine – Neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain, spine interventional management, lumbar epidural/facet joint injection, sacroiliac joint injection