In late 2013, Cincinnati Children’s became the first pediatric institution in the United States to install biplane angiography technology in its interventional neuroradiology suite.
Angiography is an imaging technique that allows the surgeon to visualize a vascular lesion before and during surgery. Very few children’s hospitals in the United States offer angiography during surgery. The biplane angiography technology we use helps reduce the need for contrast agents and lowers radiation exposure by more than 30 percent.
In addition, our neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurology and critical care teams are working together to expand the center’s use of neurovascular ultrasound. This technology is an alternative to imaging procedures that use radiation, such as angiography. As part of this expansion, we offer specialized expertise in transcranial Doppler ultrasound procedures for children with cerebrovascular disease.