Stony Brook Medicine News
World-Renowned Cerebrovascular Specialists Talk “Brain Aneurysms: Beyond the Basics”
200 attend forum highlighting Stony Brook Medicine expertise and research during National Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month
A brain aneurysm is a weak area in a brain blood vessel that usually enlarges and can rupture, affecting anyone at any age. The National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke estimates that 1.5 to 5 percent of the American population has or will develop a cerebral aneurysm. About 30,000 individuals per year experience a ruptured brain aneurysm.
About Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center:
Stony Brook University Cerebrovascular and Stroke Center (CVC) has a dedicated team with the expertise needed to diagnose and treat a wide range of cerebrovascular diseases. The Center offers a multidisciplinary team of neurologists, interventional neuroradiologists and cerebrovascular neurosurgeons who are committed to excellence in patient care, research, and education. The CVC uses a multidisciplinary, team-based approach, state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and the latest surgical and minimally invasive techniques to accurately diagnose and treat cerebrovascular disorders. State-of-the-art facilities include high-speed computed tomography (CT), MRI, biplane angiography equipment and a new $14 million cerebrovascular biplane suite. To learn more, visit www.neuro.stonybrookmedicine.edu.