RadiologyInterventional 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.

What conditions can be treated?

Angiography & Vascular Interventions

  • GI Bleeding
  • Bronchiole Bleeding
  • Trauma
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Renovascular HTN
  • Venography, Venous PTA/Stenting

Venous Access 

  • Placement of PICCs (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters)
  • Placement of chest ports
  • Placement and maintenance of apheresis, dialysis and infusion catheters
  • Temporary central venous catheters

Percutaneous Biopsy 

  • Image-guided soft tissue and bone biopsy
  • Percutaneous liver and kidney biopsy
  • Transjugular liver biopsy

Gastrointestinal

  • Placement of gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy feeding tubes
  • Placement of cecostomy tubes

Drainages

  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Percutaneous drainage of abscesses and fluid collections
  • Placement of chest tubes

Obstructive Uropathy 

  • Nephrostomy, nephroureterostomy and urteteronephrostomy
  • Ureteral stents
  • Percutaneous access for stone retrieval
  • Suprapubic drainage

Biliary Intervention

  • Biliary drainage (native and transplant liver)
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Biliary percutaneous stone retrieval