Interventional Neuroradiology: The New England Center for Stroke Research (NECStR)
The mission of NECStR is to accelerate discovery in neuroimaging, endovascular device development and techniques in image-guided surgery with a translational research program that collaborates seamlessly with our clinical partner, the UMass Memorial Division of Interventional Neuroradiology.
Our work focuses on:
- Therapies for stroke treatment through mechanical thrombectomy and use of thrombolytic agents.
- Testing and development of endovascular embolization techniques for treatment of brain aneurysms.
- Identifying key inflammatory and cellular factors responsible for brain aneurysm evolution.
- Identification of vascular dysfunction in brain arteriovenous malformations.
Recent achievements include development of a bench-top optimization process for testing the safety and efficacy of thrombectomy technology and in vivo quantitation of cone-beam CT-derived cerebral blood volume maps to measure brain infarct in acute ischemic stroke.