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Interventional Radiology

Angiography

An X-ray exam of the arteries or veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems; uses a catheter to enter the blood vessel and a contrast agent (X-ray dye) to make the artery or vein visible on the X-ray.

Balloon Angioplasty

Opens blocked or narrowed blood vessels by inserting a very small balloon into the vessel and briefly inflating it.

Biliary Drainage and Stenting

Uses a catheter or stent (small mesh tube) to open up blocked ducts and allow bile to drain from the liver.

Carotid Stenting

Carotid Stenting uses a balloon and stent to open up the carotid arteries and reduce the risk of stroke in patients who are too high a risk for surgery.

Central Venous Access

Insertion of a tube beneath the skin and into the blood vessels so patients can receive medication or nutrients directly into the blood stream or so blood can be drawn.

Chemoembolization

Anti-cancer drugs are injected directly into a cancerous tumor through the arteries feeding the tumor. In addition, synthetic material called an embolic agent is placed inside the blood vessels that supply blood to the tumor, preventing blood from flowing to the diseased tissue. Learn More.

Embolization

Delivery of clotting agents directly to an area that is bleeding or to block blood flow to a problem area, such as an aneurysm or a fibroid tumor in the uterus.

Gastrostomy Tube

Feeding tube inserted into the stomach for patients who are unable to take food by mouth.

Needle Biopsy

A diagnostic test where a sample of the lesion is taken to aid pathology in diagnosing cancers; an alternative to surgical biopsy.

Pain Injections (Epidural Steroid, Facet Joint, Nerve Root Block, Joint Injections)

An injection is performed to pinpoint the cause of your pain and try to reduce your symptoms. Learn More.

Chest/Arm Port (PORTACATH)

A portacath is a vascular access device that can be used for intravenous medications, fluids, or nutritional solutions. Blood can also be drawn from it. The portacath is placed in a blood vessel and attached to a dome shaped portal that will be placed under the skin, usually in the chest or upper arm.

Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)

Use of radiofrequency energy with Imaging guidance to kill cancerous tumors and for pain management. Learn More.

Thrombolysis

Dissolves blood clots by injecting clot-busting drugs at the site of the clot.

TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt)

A radiologic procedure in which a stent (a tubular device) is placed in the middle of the liver to reroute the blood flow, creating a liver bypass. Learn More.

Venous Laser Ablation

Under ultrasound guidance, a thin laser fiber is inserted into the vein. A highly concentrated beam of laser light is then emitted through the fiber, which eliminates the abnormal vein treating symptomatic varicose veins.

Vertebroplasty

Under X-ray guidance, a physician positions two needles directly into the compressed spinal bone. Through the needles, a special epoxy-like cement is injected into the bone where it quickly hardens. Most patients experience significant relief almost immediately. The procedure does not require any incisions and is typically performed with mild sedation and local anesthetic as an outpatient. Learn More.

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

UFE is a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure that treats symptomatic uterine fibroids performed by an interventional radiologist usually requiring one night stay in the hospital.

Y-90 Liver Cancer Treatment

Y-90 is a radioactive element that is attached to microscopic beads. Using angiographic techniques, these beads are infused directly into the hepatic arteries where they are distributed in and around the tumors of the liver. Learn More.

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