Brain Aneurysm and
Acute Stroke Treatment in Portland
IF THIS IS AN EMERGENCY, PLEASE CALL 911
Providing specialized care to patients with brain aneurysm, complex neurovascular diseases and strokes.
A decades-old aneurysm treatment that your doctor won’t tell you about
Our Portland Aneurysm Treatment Team
DAVID A. SIKER MD (INR, NEURORADIOLOGY) DIRECTOR NEUROINTERVENTIONAL SERVICES LHS
JEREMY FIELDS MD (INR, NEUROLOGY, NEUROINTENSIVE CARE)
“I was home the next day
and I haven’t had a headache
since. I’m so lucky.”
Regional Acute Stroke System
Our regional acute stroke system has been carefully designed for speed and efficiency. Our 800 number is answered 24/7. An acute stroke beeper is carried by one of our neuroendovascular specialists for rapid assessment. The neurovascular patient is triaged with the same urgency & efficiency applied to our most critical trauma patients. Regardless of whether the patient comes by plane, helicopter or ambulance...there is immediate direct transfer as needed to the operating room suite or neuroangio laboratory. The acute stroke rescue team is ready to initiate neurointervention within 40 minutes from the time of invoking the stroke beeper. A full compliment of ancillary services including in house 24/7 trauma surgeons, anesthesiologists, and a critical care support team provide an ideal setting towards maximizing outcomes in the acute stroke rescue setting.
Tools and Research Facilities:
- Neurovascular Biplane Suite with 3D rotational angiography
- 3D animation and rendering Laboratory for surgery simulation and treatment planning
- High resolution high field MRI/MRA with quantum gradients
- B.C. Anesthesiologist with full sedation capabilities
- High resolution multi-detector CT Angiography
- Xenon CT and Perfusion MRI for quantitative perfusion assessment
- Diffusion imaging and Spectroscope
- Triplex ultrasound for carotid and transcranial evaluation
Equipment and technologies are rapidly changing. The team at PNC is actively involved in evaluating the latest in drug therapies, surgical hardware, stents, embolization materials, as well as treatment planning and implementation. Clinical & Bench trials are ongoing in areas including: afferent stimulation of coma patients, carotid stenting with brain protection, new noninvasive imaging techniques for aneurysm patients, and with protein & polymer based endovascular embolic materials.
Options for brain aneurysm treatment
Regional Acute Stroke Resource Center
Portland Neurovascular Image Processing Lab
Portland Neurovascular Center is also the home of our Neurovascular Image Processing Lab, the most advanced 3D non-invasive vascular imaging facility in the Pacific Northwest treating brain aneurysms and cerebral aneurysms. Our lab produces 3D animated video of neurovascular disorders. Video is filtered and interleaved from high resolution MR, CT and angio data. Blood vessels and tissue manipulation can be performed via virtual reality software.
Equipment and technologies are rapidly changing. The team at Portland Neurovascular Center is actively involved in evaluating the latest in drug therapies, surgical hardware, stents, embolization materials, as well as treatment planning and implementation.