Neuro Interventional

Steven Hetts, MD Named a 2022 ACR Fellow

Steven Hetts, MD was named a fellow of the American College of Radiology (ACR) during their 2022 Annual Meeting. 

A Case Where CT Perfusion Abnormalities Helped Diagnose RCVS After Carotid Artery Surgery

A team of physicians from the UCSF Radiology Neuro Interventional Radiology (Neuro IR) section, recently presented a novel case where computed tomography (CT) perfusion imaging studies demonstrated abnormalities that have not been previously described in patients with RCVS.

Van Halbach, MD Gives the First Grant Hieshima, MD Luminary Lecture

Van Halbach, MD recently gave the Grant Hieshima Luminary Lecture at the Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) Annual Meeting. This is the SNIS' biggest honor and the first year of the lecture's investiture for late Grant Hieshima, MD, longtime UCSF faculty member and NeuroIR pioneer.

What Does It Mean to Be A JCAHO Comprehensive Stroke Center?

UC San Francisco is the only JCAHO Comprehensive Stroke Center in San Francisco. What does this mean? According to Steven Hetts, MD, this means that we have extensive capabilities to diagnose and treat all types of strokes.

A Multidisciplinary Approach to Diagnose, Treat and Study Pulsatile Tinnitus

Pulsatile tinnitus (PT) is a symptom that affects nearly five million Americans. At UCSF, we use a multidisciplinary approach to diagnose, treat and study PT.

UCSF, UC Berkeley and 3D Printer Carbon, Inc. Team Up to Create a Drug Sponge to Absorb Excess Chemotherapy Medication

Steven Hetts, MD, and a team from his lab, UC Berkeley and Carbon Inc. (3D printer) developed a drug sponge, that removes excess chemotherapy from the blood while treating tumors, preventing toxicity.

UCSF Neuro Interventional Radiology: Making Minimally Invasive Surgeries a Reality

The following is a guest post from Keith Kim, a UC Berkeley Bioengineering student who participated in the Summer Biodesign Immersion Experience. Through the BIE Cohort, Keith and his classmates had the opportunity to observe some medical procedures done at the NeuroIR in real-time.

Guy’s Story: Diagnosing & Treating CCF at the San Francisco VA

When Guy McCarty’s vision began to deteriorate and his eye movement became restricted, he relied on the team at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. They diagnosed the problem as carotid cavernous fistula, or CCF, and helped to restore his vision. Here is Guy’s story.

Time Is of the Essence When Treating Stroke

UCSF is a major referral center for all types of strokes and diseases affecting the brain, head, neck, and spine. Dr. Randall Higashida, chief of neuro interventional radiology, explains why seeking medical attention immediately is crucial.

The Significance of Coordinated Teamwork in Research and Clinical Medicine

In our latest video, Dr. Hetts describes the complex roles of different clinical subspecialities, departments, and medical centers who work together on research studies and the diagnosis and treatment of patients with challenging problems.