...dedicated to Neuroradiology
For nearly 40 years, BALT has supported the development of Interventional Neuroradiology, a medical specialty arisen from the need to approach pathologies which were untreatable with Neurosurgery, via blood vessels. Major technological advancements along with the Interventional Neuroradiology teams’ know-how have enabled this endovascular treatment to become the first-line treatment for various intracranial vascular pathologies.
With the development of new embolization and catheterization materials and along with the continuous improvement of brain imaging, the scope of actions of Interventional Neuroradiology areas has broadened in the past years. However, French school remains one of the most famous throughout the world.
Nowadays, three main fields benefit from this high-tech discipline: cerebral arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), ischemic strokes (IS) and cerebral aneurysms. These pathologies represent a major challenge for public health authorities as strokes are the 3rd cause of death and the leading cause of disability in developed countries.