Therapeutic innovation in neuroradiology

A major issue for public health, the development of interventional neuroradiology will improve stroke (cerebral vascular accident) treatment.

Supporting research and therapeutic innovation in neuroradiology

The project “Development of Research and Therapeutic Innovation in Interventional Neuroradiology” led by the Montpellier CHU university hospital is a response to major needs in public health. The project supports research and therapeutic innovation in interventional neuroradiology by creating a hybrid cerebral angiography room that is unique in Europe, at the Montpellier CHU’s Gui de Chauliac Hospital.
Using a technique known as thrombectomy, interventional neuroradiology mechanically reestablishes blood circulation to reperfuse the brain of stroke victims. Combining a clinical and interventional approach makes it possible to better treat serious neurological pathologies by developing minimally-invasive treatments focusing on the brain. This is just one of the many cutting-edge activities at the Montpellier CHU, the country’s leader in the discipline.

Three project objectives

Setting up this hi-tech interventional neuroradiology room will enable the Montpellier CHU, and the metropolitan area overall, to improve access to care for treating strokes, the leading cause of dependency.
It will also provide particularly innovative tools to pursue ambitious research protocols and develop new directions for therapeutic innovation in collaboration with regional companies and international groups in the field.
The project also seeks to provide exposure nationally and internationally for Montpellier in this cutting-edge domain. The Montpellier CHU’s interventional neuroradiology department is one of the world references in neuroradioloy, attracting over 550 doctors of 38 different nationalities for training at the CHU since 2011.