Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology using image-guided, minimally invasive procedures that often are alternatives to conventional surgery. Some are purely diagnostic while others are done for treatment.
X-rays, ultrasound and other medical images are used to guide small instruments such as catheters through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat or diagnose disease.
Our board certified Interventional Radiologists and supporting staff are specially trained to help children from newborn to teens. Most procedures are performed with the pediatric anesthesia team.
What conditions can be treated?
Angiography & Vascular Interventions
- GI Bleeding
- Bronchiole Bleeding
- Vascular Malformation
- Renovascular HTN
- Venography, Venous PTA/Stenting
- Placement of PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters)
- Placement of chest ports
- Placement and maintenance of apheresis, dialysis and infusion catheters
- Temporary central venous catheters
- Image-guided soft tissue and bone biopsy
- Percutaneous liver and kidney biopsy
- Transjugular liver biopsy
- Placement of gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy feeding tubes
- Placement of cecostomy tubes
- Percutaneous drainage of abscesses and fluid collections
- Placement of chest tubes
- Nephrostomy, nephroureterostomy and urteteronephrostomy
- Ureteral stents
- Percutaneous access for stone retrieval
- Suprapubic drainage
- Biliary drainage (native and transplant liver)
- Biliary percutaneous stone retrieval