There are three rooms in the Vascular and Interventional Radiology Center. The William W. McKinney, M.D. Neurointerventional Radiology Suite is specifically designed for neurovascular diagnosis and intervention, and the other two rooms are for all other diagnostic, interventional and special procedures.
Named for Fort Worth's first neurosurgeon, the McKinney Suite offers new options to patients suffering from cerebral aneurysms and other vascular malformations of the brain. By utilizing the Biplane Angiography Unit, the latest technology available for diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease, the suite is a unique service to the community.
Other features of the center include a patient holding area for pre-and-post procedure care and a family waiting room where families can receive updated information on their loved ones by telephone communication.
Gifts from the Sid W. Richardson Foundation and the Ryan Foundation were critical in making the center a reality for patients and the Fort Worth community.
Procedures performed in the McKinney Neurointerventional Suite include:
- Carotid/cerebral angiogram with 3-D imaging capability
- Aneurysms coil occlusion
- Intracranial angioplasty for stroke prevention
- Extracranial (brachiocephalic) angioplasty
- Embolization for bleeding
- Treatment of vasospasm after aneurysm bleeding
- Embolization of tumors and vascular malformations
- Intra-arterial chemotherapy for brain tumors and head and neck tumors
- Temporary test occlusion of vessels
- Permanent vascular occlusions
- Petrosal sinus sampling
- Emergency stroke therapy