Our radiology department is ready to help diagnose the severity of a stroke, the moment you arrive at the hospital. In fact, we are among the leading hospitals in the nation in the amount of patients who get a CT scan within 25 minutes of their arrival.
A CT scan helps your doctor know which part of your brain was affected by the stroke and how severely it was affected.
For patients where there is an obvious blockage in an area where retrieval is appropriate, patients are sent to the Angiography Lab for a neuro radiology procedure done under fluoroscopic guidance. Intermountain has two interventional neuro radiologists and five additional radiologists who are trained in using the Penumbra and Mercy devices to remove blood clots. Intermountain Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in the Salt Lake Valley equipped with this capability.