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Neurointerventional Technology

While we recognize that the human interaction is the basis of the doctor patient relationship, neurointerventional medicine is also inherently high-tech.

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Neurointerventional Suite:


Saint Luke's Hospital, Plaza in Kansas City has two neurointerventional suites. The heart of a neurointerventional suite is the biplane digital fluoroscopy table. Two X-ray cameras move independently, acquiring high resolution pictures from multiple angles.



Catheters are small, soft, highly flexible plastic tubes. Modern catheters can be navigated
in to nearly any major artery of the body.


Nearly gone is the era of film based radiology. Saint Luke's radiology departments are entirely digital in image processing and archiving.

CT Scanning:

The neurointerventional team uses CT (computed axial tomography, aka CAT) scanning to provide images of the brain, blood vessels and blood flow. The above images demonstrate a blocked branch of the left middle cerebral artery. Because the brain tissue is not irreversibly damaged (denoted in green) reopening the vessel by the interventional team was performed which lead to a dramatic recovery of language function.


We are located at Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, on the Country Club Plaza.

4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

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Appointments are made by Jessica Kelsey, RN. She may be reached by telephone Monday through Friday 8 to 5 at (816) 932-2549.

New Patients

New patients should be referred by their primary care physician, neurologist, ophthalmologist or neurosurgeon.  On the first visit, patients should be prepared to bring medical records, a referral letter, and X-rays and scans.


Records may be sent in
advance to:

Department of Radiology, A Level
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO 64111

Records and correspondence may be faxed to (816) 932-5753.

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