Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Carotid Endarterectomy
    Our surgeons perform carotid endarterectomy to open blockages and remove plaque from the carotid arteries to treat and prevent stroke.

  • Cerebral Angioplasty & Stenting
    If you are diagnosed with a blood clot to the brain, which could lead to a stroke, you may require this procedure.

  • Craniotomy
    Craniotomy involves removing a bone flap, a section of the skull, to access the brain.

  • Electroencephalogram
    The procedure is performed by a specially trained EEG technologist to measure brain activity, and neurologists utilize the results to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a possible neurological disorder.

  • Electromyography
    An abnormal EMG result may be a sign of peripheral neuropathy, polymyositis, muscular dystrophy, myasthenia gravis or other neuromuscular disease.

  • Endovascular Coiling
    One treatment for AVMs is endovascular coiling where the surgeon guides a catheter though the arterial network until the tip of the catheter reaches the site of the AVM.

  • Evoked Potentials Studies
    This group of tests of the nervous system measure electrical signals to the brain in response to sight, sound and touch.

  • MRI
    Radiologists and oncologists often use advanced MRI technology to obtain visual detail of your body to help detect many conditions.

  • Microsurgery
    Today, through microsurgery, our surgeons are able to repair the smallest of blood vessels, transfer tissue from one part of the body to another and reattach severed parts.

  • Nerve Conduction Velocity
    If you are experiencing numbness, tingling and/or burning sensations in your legs or arms, your physician may order a nerve conduction velocity test to determine if nerve damage has occurred.

  • Oculoplethysmography
    If you are fainting due to blood loss to the brain or are at risk of a stroke, our neurologists and radiologists utilize oculoplethysmography to assist your physician in developing an accurate diagnosis and appropriate follow-up care.

  • Physical Therapy
    The goal of physical therapy is to help you increase your mobility, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability, allowing you to move independently through your environment.

  • Pipeline Embolization Device
    This device is ideal for treating very large intracranial aneurysms, because it seals off the aneurysms from the arterial blood flow, reducing their outward push on the vessel walls while preventing a life-threatening rupture.

  • Speech Therapy
    Speech therapy helps people speak, understand, read, write and swallow safely.

  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery & Radiotherapy
    If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, spinal tumor, arteriovenous malformation (AVM) or other neurological condition, you can take comfort in knowing that we can provide stereotactic radiosurgery and radiotherapy treatment options.

  • Wingspan Stent
    This device, called the Wingspan™ Stent System, is specifically designed to open clogged arteries.

  • tPA Treatments for Stroke
    Intravenous (IV) or intra-arterial (IA) tPA (tissue Plasminogen Activator) or clot busters offer a 30 to 50 percent better chance of cure from stroke disability.