We look forward to learning more about your needs. Please contact   us or  visit one of our San Francisco locations. We hope you have a chance to visit our newest clinic at 1725 Montgomery Street
conveniently located for those living and working in downtown
San Francisco, North Beach, and the Marina District.

Neuro Interventional Radiology

Neuro interventional radiology (neuro IR) is a relatively new field that uses minimally invasive imaging techniques rather than surgery to treat potentially dangerous conditions of the neck and head. 
Imaging-guided blood clot removal is one dramatic example of a neuro interventional radiology application.

Scientists and physicians at UCSF have pioneered many of the neuro IR innovations of recent decades. These techniques are saving lives that just a few years ago would have been lost. 

UCSF experts specialize in adult and pediatric neuro IR techniques. Some of
the conditions neuro IR can treat include tumors, cardiovascular disease, stroke, b rain aneurysms and other abnormal blood vessels, as well as certain causes
of seizures.
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Meet UCSF's Neuro Interventional Radiology Providers
Randall Higashida, MD

As neuro IR division chief, Randall Higashida, MD, has worked tirelessly to improve the treatment and survival statistics of 
stroke victims . The division also is world-renowned in its treatment of vascular birthmarks, the embolization of some brain tumors, and Cushing syndrome.

Matthew Amans, MD

As co-director of the 
UCSF Pulsatile Tinnitus Clinic,
Matt Amans, 
MD, has focused on diagnosing and treating the condition, a persistent, rhythmic ear noise caused by disturbances in blood flow. Pulsatile tinnitus is beyond mere annoyance; it can indicate serious vascular
problems or impending stroke.

Daniel Cooke, MD

Approximately 6,000 US veterans are admitted to Veterans Administration healthcare facilities every year
for stroke. Daniel Cooke, MD, and his colleagues at the
San Francisco VAMC, treat  Bay Area veterans  for stroke with a remarkable success rate in applicable cases.

Christopher Dowd, MD

Christopher Dowd, MD, trained as an emergency medical technician as a young man in Virginia. Perhaps the experience of providing medical care under pressure led
to his interest in techniques that stop stroke. Dr. Dowd
and his colleagues pioneered
image-guided retrieval
of blood clots in the early 2000's.
Steven Hetts, MD

The San Francisco Stroke Initiative could help make  
the Bay Area safer for stroke victims, according to  
Steven Hetts, MD. Dr. Hetts leads a group proposing to link UCSF with other local hospitals and equip them and the ambulances that serve them with lifesaving stroke treatment. 

Van Halbach, MD

Van Halbach, MD, has focused his career on researching and treating dural fistulae, cerebrovascular malformations, and the endovascular treatment of hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke, including 
rare stroke-causing conditions in children .
Communicating with You

We consider communicating with our referring physicians vital to our mutual success, and to the best patient care. To that end, we regularly ask people like you to complete very brief surveys (sometimes just one question) about how to best stay in touch with you. You can see our current survey question here. The results are posted to our LinkedIn group, which you're welcome to join. 
About Us

The Department of Radiology and Biomedical Imaging at the University of California, San Francisco, is a leading health sciences center focused on serving patients, conducting research, and training the next generation of radiologists.
We are proud to have some of the foremost names in diagnost ic, therapeutic, and interventional radiology developing promising new approaches to identify and treat disease. We are a patient-centered team, and are proud that the community recognizes us for our compassion and care.

It is our privilege and pleasure to work with you by providing world-class imaging services to your patients. We look forward to partnering with you to deliver the
best possible patient outcomes. Please call our scheduling department at
(415) 353-2573 or contact us anytime.
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