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Our practice uses VasSol's NOVA (Non-invasive Optimal Vessel Analysis) to non-invasively quantify the volumetric blood flow rate in vessels of the brain. NOVA quantifies blood flow rates in vessels using standard MRI scanning. NOVA is the first technology to allow physicians to quantify blood flow in vessels non-invasively. NOVA incorporates interactive 3D images that provide a fully rotatable, 360° view of vasculature that allows for precise identification of each vessel for volumetric blood flow calculation. NOVA provides us with the flexibility to evaluate entire vasculatures or pinpoint specific areas within a vessel that may be of concern.

The NOVA Neuro system, focuses on the neurovascular region, which encompasses the head and neck. Specifically, the data gathered in the NOVA Neuro system has proven to be highly beneficial in diagnosing and treating individuals who are at risk for, or who have suffered from stroke and cerebral aneurysms, as well as those who suffer from neurovascular disease related to chronic medical conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Following are actual case studies that have employed the NOVA technology.

  • Carotid Stenosis
  • Intracranial Stenosis
  • NOVA provides early warning of impending stroke in patient with right-sided TIA
  • Symptomatic Vertebral Occlusion
  • Symptomatic Vertebral Disease
  • Anterior Circulation Hemispheric Hemodynamic Ischemia in the setting of Occult Subclavian Steal
  • Intracranial Aneurysm
  • EC-IC Bypass


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