Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a minimally invasive treatment for vascular and non-vascular disease, using small catheters and catheter-based instruments guided by radiological imaging techniques such as x-rays, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, MRI and CT. These non-surgical techniques are advancing medicine and improving outcomes for a range of patients with life-threatening conditions. These procedures are performed by an interventional radiologist - a radiologist that diagnoses and treats patients using the least invasive techniques available. These advanced imaging procedures are replacing many open surgical procedures because they provide for easier recovery, very small incisions, less procedural risk, less pain and shorter recovery times.

Some of these interventional radiology procedures include:

Gastrointestinal and Biliary Intervention

  • Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy tube placement
  • PTC/PTBD (Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography / Percutaneous Biliary Drains)
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy
  • TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts)
  • Portal vein embolization

Genitourinary Intervention

  • Percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Ureteral stents
  • Varicocele embolization

Heart and Vascular Intervention

  • IVC filter placement and removal
  • Peripheral angiography and intervention
  • Mesenteric angiography and intervention
  • Venography
  • DVT thrombolysis
  • Varicose vein treatments
  • Venous sampling (renal, adrenal, etc.)

Oncologic Intervention

  • Mediport placement
  • Liver chemoembolization
  • Liver radioembolization
  • Liver/kidney percutaneous ablation
  • Peritoneal drainage catheters

Pulmonary Intervention

  • Pulmonary angiography and pulmonary embolus thrombolysis
  • Bronchial angiography and embolization

Dialysis

  • Hemodialysis access evaluation and thrombolysis
  • Hemodialysis access catheters

Women's Health Intervention

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome treatment

Venous Intervention

  • PICC lines
  • Hickman catheters
  • Mediports
  • Central Venous Recanalization

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