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Interventional Radiology relies on advanced medical imaging technology to see inside the body and treat conditions that once required surgery. Using ultrasound, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans and other imaging methods, interventional radiologists can treat complex conditions with this minimally invasive method that reduces risk and gets patients back on their feet sooner.

What To Expect

IR procedures usually begin with identification of the pathway with imaging guidance. After imaging localization, depending on the procedure, a small needle or catheter could be used to perform the procedure. Most procedures require a short observation period after completion but are minimally invasive and designed as same-day procedures. Advanced imaging technology allows them to find the safest path through the body and effectively treat each unique problem. IR’s innovative method is less painful than other treatments and often produces better results with shorter recovery times.

Exams We Offer

Arterial Angiography
  • Lower Extremity (w/ pelvis)
  • Fistulagram
  • Mesenteric Angiography
  • TIPS
  • Hand
  • Foot
  • Pulmonary Angio
  • Upper Extremity
  • Subclavian Syndrome
  • Carotid
Biopsy
  • Abd./Retroperitoneal Percutaneous
  • Lung
  • Bone Marrow
  • Bone
  • Liver, Percutaneous
  • Transjugular Liver
  • Lymph Node (core)
  • Pancreas, Percutaneous
  • Renal, Percutaneous
  • Soft Tissue Mass
  • Thyroid
  • Spine Biopsy
Drainage
  • Abscess Pleural/Empyema
  • Abscess Liver
  • Peritoneal
  • Retroperitoneal
  • Paracentesis
  • Remove Drain
  • Renal Cyst Aspiration
  • Thoracentesis
Embolization/Ablation
  • Pelvic Embolization for Pelvic Vein
    • - Congestion
  • Pre-op Embolization
    • - Renal
    • - Bone
    • - Glomus
    • - Soft tissue mass
  • Uterine Artery Embolization for Fibroids
    • - (UAE/UFE)
  • Varicocele Embolization
    • - Gonadal Embolization
  • Prostate Embolization
  • Liver Embolization
  • Cryoblation
  • RF Ablation
  • RF Venous
Gastrointestinal Tract
  • Percutaneous Gastrostomy Placement
  • Percutaneous Gastrostomy Exchange
  • Percutaneous Gastrojejunostomy
    • - Tube Placement
  • Gastrojejunostomy Tube Change
  • Percutaneous Biliary Drainage (external)
  • Percutaneous Biliary Stent (internal)
  • Change Biliary Catheter
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic
    • - Cholangiogram
Interventional Oncology
  • TACE (Trans Arterial Chemoembolization)
  • TAC (Tunneled Access Catheter)
  • Port Placement
  • Port Exchange
  • PICC Placement
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Y-90 (Therasphere) (liver)
  • RF Ablation
  • Cryoablation
IR Clinic
  • IR Consult
  • IR Clinic Visit
Joint
  • Joint Injection (Anesthetic/Contrast)
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Arthrogram
  • Post Arthrogram CT
  • Post Arthrogram MRI
Spine
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myelogram
  • Post Myelogram CT
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Other
Venous
  • Lower Extremity
  • Thrombectomy/Thrombolysis for DVT (LE)
  • Upper Extremity
  • Varicose Veins - Venous Insufficiency
  • Venous Ablation
  • Sclerotherapy
  • RF Venous
  • (EVLT) Ablation
  • IVC Filter Placement
  • IVC Filter Removal
  • IVC Filter Reposition
  • Mesenteric/Portal Vein
  • Renal Vein Sampling
  • Adrenal Vein Sampling
Venous Access
  • Port
  • PICC Placement
  • Hemo Dialysis
  • TAC (Tunneled Access Catheter)
  • Dialysis Access Evaluation/Fistulagram

Choosing the Best Treatment

With advancements in modern medicine, there is no longer one single way to treat medical conditions. We encourage patients to explore all of the available treatment options before making their decision. Patients should talk to their doctors about the best approach and ask about treatments that are less invasive.

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Diseases

  • AAA (aortic aneurysm)
  • Abscess
  • Cancer
  • Chronic pelvic pain
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Enlarged prostate
  • Female infertility
  • Hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Hypertension
  • Kidney failure
  • Liver disease
  • Male infertility
  • Pediatric-biliary enteric strictures
  • Pediatrics—failure to thrive
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Trauma and bleeding
  • Stroke
  • Uterine fibrosis
  • Varicose veins
  • Vertebral compression fractures

FAQs

Q. What does minimally invasive mean?
  1. Minimally invasive IR procedures are conducted through a tiny incision in the skin and rely on medical imaging technology to deliver precise, targeted treatment. Some of the benefits these treatments have over open surgery and general anesthesia are reduced risk, less pain, and shorter recovery times.
Q. Will I be asleep or awake for my procedure?
  1. Most IR procedures are done with local anesthetic or under conscious sedation. You will be awake and may have some idea of what’s happening. Sometimes, you may even be asked to participate by holding your breath or moving a certain way.
Q. How much pain will I experience during/after the procedure?
  1. By design, minimally invasive treatments are less painful than traditional, open surgery. It’s not likely that you will experience discomfort during the procedure, but you may feel some pressure as the doctor guides the instrument through your body. If you are uncomfortable at any time during your procedure, tell your doctor or team and they will work to alleviate it. Your IR doctor and care team will also work with you to minimize any pain you might experience during recovery.
Q. What are the possible complications of the IR procedure?
  1. Every procedure has a chance of complications, but minimally invasive surgeries have a very low rate because interventional radiologists use the least invasive techniques available to minimize risk and improve health outcomes. This also allows patients to generally experience a speedy recovery.
Q. What is the recovery time I should expect?
  1. The non-invasive nature of IR procedures allows patients to experience much shorter recovery times than with traditional surgery. Often times, IR procedures require only a few hours in an outpatient recovery area. Even for treatments of more complex problems, only an overnight stay is required.
Q. When should I return for follow-up care?
  1. When you are released form the clinic or hospital, your IR will review your follow-up care plan. Sometimes a follow-up appointment is needed to evaluate your progress and provide ongoing care. In other instances, no follow-up is necessary, and you will simply return to the care of your primary care physician.
Q. Do interventional radiologists collaborate with my other doctors?
  1. Throughout the entire process, IR treatments are typically delivered in collaboration with an integrated care team. Because of the unique advantages of using noninvasive image-guided treatments, doctors will often utilize interventional radiologists to treat particularly complicated situations.

FAQs sourced from the Society of Interventional Radiology

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