Neurointerventional Radiology

Memorial Medical Center, in exclusive partnership with Clinical Radiologists, S.C., now provides neurointerventional radiology. Neurointerventional radiology utilizes endovascular and percutaneous techniques to treat vascular conditions involving the central nervous system - the brain, spinal cord, head and neck. These minimally-invasive techniques effectively treat conditions and result in shorter hospital stays and quicker patient recovery times.

An established neurointerventional radiology clinic provides consultation, evaluation and follow-up for patients. The clinic, which is located in Memorial Medical Center, accepts referrals from all practitioners.

Conditions Treated

The following, most common conditions can be treated by our neurointerventional radiologist; however, this list is not all-inclusive. Our goal is to provide patients with the most effective treatment with the lowest risk. Download our brochure.


Neurovascular Conditions

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Arteriovenous malformation
  • Brain aneurysms
  • Cavernomas
  • Central nervous system vasculitis
  • Central venous thrombosis
  • Extracranial atherosclerosis
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Intracranial atherosclerosis
  • Strokes
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage
  • Traumatic vascular lesions
  • Vasospasms
  • Vein of Galen malformations


  • Meningiomas
  • Retinoblastomas

ENT/Head and Neck

  • Arteriovenous fistula
  • Epistaxis (Nosebleeds)
  • Paragangliomas
  • Preoperative tumor embolization


  • Preoperative tumor embolization
  • Spinal cord malformations
  • Spinal dural malformations
  • Vertebral body compression fractures
  • Vertebral body tumors


Endovascular treatment techniques include:

  • Neurovascular treatment options for complex aneurysms, utilizing a combination of platinum coils, balloons and intracranial stents
    • Memorial Medical Center has the only neurointerventional radiologist in the central and southern Illinois area providing treatment for aneurysms via the Pipeline stent procedure. The procedure is utilized in cases where the aneurysm is too large for coils and standard stents. Dr. Elias is one fo only 275 providers in the United States capable of performing this procedure.
  • Treatment for brain arteriovenous malformations using liquid embolic agents.
  • Utilization of a variety of devices to treat ischemic stroke including the administration of tPA and mechanical clot retrieval..

Referring Providers

To refer patients to the Clinical Radiologists, S.C. Neurointerventional Clinic at Memorial Medical Center, physicians can call the clinic at 217-588-2726.

Augusto Elias, DDS, MD

There are only abaout 800 neurointerventional radiologists in the United States. Neurointerventional radiologist, Augusto Elias, MD, leads the neurointerventional radiology team at Memorial Medical Center. His medical training includes:

  • Neurointerventional Radiology Fellowship - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Neuroradiology Fellowship - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Diagnostic Radiology Residency - University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  • Doctor of Medicine - Universidad Central Del Caribe School of Medicine, Bayamon, Puero Rico
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery - Columbia University School of Dental and Oral Surgery, New York, New York

Dr. Elias is board certified by the American Board of Radiology. He is a member of the following organizations:

  • American College of Radiology
  • American Roentgen Ray Society
  • American Society of Head and Neck Radiology
  • Radiologic Society of North America
  • European Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine and Biology
  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • European Society of Neuroradiology
  • Society of Neurointerventional Surgery
  • Alpha Omega Alpha



Neurointerventional Radiology Suite at Memorial Medical Center

Memorial Medical Center Neurointerventional Radiology Suite, Neurointerventional Radiology in IllinoisOur neurointerventional radiology suite features state-of-the-art technology and tools that enable our team to provide patients with the most advanced care available.

Advanced diagnostic imaging services at Memorial Medical Center include:

  • Computerized Tomography (CT) with brain perfusion
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 3T and 1.5T
  • MRI Spectroscopy
  • Functional MRI (fMRI)
  • MRI Diffusion Tensor Imaging
  • Single Photo Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT/CT)
  • Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
  • Digital Subtraction Angiography
  • Transcranial and Carotid Doppler Ultrasound
  • CT and MRI Angiography with perfusion analysis

Contact MemorialACCESS at (877) 662-7829 to engage neurointerventional radiology services for your patient.