Interventional radiologists use imaging such as CT, ultrasound, MRI, and fluoroscopy to help guide procedures. The imaging is helpful when inserting catheters, wires, and other small instruments and tools into your body. This typically allows for smaller incisions (cuts).
Providers can use this technology to diagnose or treat conditions in almost any part of the body instead of needing to directly look inside of your body through a scope (camera) or with open surgery.
Interventional radiologists often are involved in treating cancers or tumors, blockages in the arteries and veins, fibroids in the uterus, back pain, liver problems, and kidney problems.
- Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty (treatment of veterbral compression fractures from osteoporosis or primary and metastatic disease)
- Dialysis Access Management (tunneled catheter placement, fistulagrams, angioplasty and stent placement, thrombectomy, balloon assisted maturation)
- Venous Disease (varicocele embolization, pelvic congestion syndrome, treatment of venous insufficiency, IVC filter placement and removal, thrombectomy for lower extremity DVT, treatment of May Thurner)
- Vascular Malformation (venous malformations, lymphatic malformations and arteriovenous malformations)
- Arterial Embolization (Uterine fibroids, primary and metastatic liver lesions, renal angiomyolipomas)
- Bone Ablation (painful bone metastasis and osteoid osteomas)
- Thermal Ablation (liver, kidney, lung and some soft tissue masses)
- Peripheral Arterial Disease Evaluation
- Transjugular Portosystemic Shunt Placements
- Radioembolization (for liver tumors)