About Interventional Neuroradiology

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery is proud of its world-class Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) Program, one of the few such programs in the world to offer a full team of specialists in this advanced discipline. The Interventional Neuroradiology Program here performs advanced procedures every day, leading to better patient care, shorter hospital stays, and better outcomes.

Unlike diagnostic radiologists, who specialize in taking and evaluating images (including x-rays, MRI scans, and CT scans) for the purpose of diagnosing a condition, or radiation oncologists (who treat cancer by administering targeted doses of radiation), interventional neuroradiologists combine advanced three-dimensional imaging techniques with minimally invasive and/or endoscopic surgical procedures. INR specialists — radiologists as well as neurosurgeons with advanced training in radiology — can perform minimally invasive endoscopic techniques using high-tech imaging equipment to guide their work. 

At Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery, the Interventional Neuroradiology Program specializes in:

  • Minimally invasive approaches to cerebrovascular conditions such as aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations of the brain and spine, and stroke.
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for the treatment of painful vertebral body fractures.
  • Pre-operative embolization to improve outcomes of surgery in brain and spinal tumors.
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy of tumors of the eye (retinoblastoma), the brain, and the spine.
  • Treatment of superficial vascular malformations of the face and neck.
  • Intra-arterial chemotherapy for retinoblastoma, choroid plexus tumors, and other conditions.

Use our online form to request an appointment with Dr. Knopman, Dr. Boddu, Dr. Schwarz, or Dr. Gobin.

Weill Cornell Medicine Neurological Surgery 525 East 68 Street, Box 99 New York, NY 10065 Phone: 866-426-7787