Surgeons at Baton Rouge General now have access to the latest biplane angiography
for neuro and vascular diagnostic and interventional procedures. The new
biplane room opened this month at the hospital’s Bluebonnet campus.
Compared to conventional angiography, the biplane displays images on two
planes simultaneously – providing physicians a highly detailed 3D
picture of the arteries and blood vessels.
"The ability to transition into neuro-interventional treatments decreases
the time patients spend in OR and provides superior images of intricate
blood vessels in the brain," said neurosurgeon Dr. Greg Fautheree.
"We are also able to treat most aneurysms through a small incision
in a leg artery rather than open brain surgery which provides an easier
recovery for patients."
“The biplane views enhance diagnostic capabilities particularly in
complex vascular procedures involving the carotid and aortic arteries,”
noted vascular surgeon Dr. Glen Schwartzberg. “It also reduces the
amount of contrast needed which is beneficial for diabetic patients whose
kidneys may be more vulnerable.”