Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology provides the most advanced and effective minimally invasive therapies for our patients in a safe and friendly environment...

Our department has its own dedicated CT scan and ultrasound technology. Because many of our procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, we offer private consultation rooms and a comfortable 12-bed prep-and-recovery area. Patients can enjoy private television or music stations while resting before and after treatment

Conditions We Treat

We offer cutting-edge treatments for patients using advanced image-guiding technology to treat conditions that, in the past, may have required surgery. Such conditions and diseases include:

  • Abscesses
  • Advanced cancer therapies for liver, kidney, lungs and bone cancers
  • Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and IVC filter
  • Dialysis-related conditions
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Osteoporosis-related fractures
  • Spine disease and pain management
  • Spinal fractures
  • Stroke
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Vascular conditions, such as blood clots and aneurysms
  • Varicose veins
  • Vascular malformation
  • Vascular tumors

Treatments

Interventional radiologists guide tiny tubes called catheters through the body's vessels and organs using X-rays, ultrasound, CT, and MRIs. 

Through these catheters, the physicians deliver medications directly to disease sites, open blocked blood vessels, obtain biopsies, and perform a range of other procedures including:

  • Angioplasty and stenting of veins and arteries to widen the vessels for improved blood flow
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE/UFE) for uterine fibroids
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) for variceal bleeding in end-stage liver disease
  • Abscess management: placement of catheters in any area of the body to drain infected material
  • Biliary interventions to treat blockages or narrowing of bile ducts; minimally invasive techniques can also be used to treat an inflamed or infected gallbladder
  • Feeding tube placement
  • Central venous catheter placement for dialysis and antibiotics
  • Port placement for the infusion of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Dialysis graft maintenance and thrombectomy
  • Pulmonary artery embolization for pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVM)
  • Thrombolysis of arterial occlusions and deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for vertebral compression fractures
  • Inferior and Superior Vena Cava Filter placement to capture blood clots
  • Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization (TACE) for liver tumors
  • Acute stroke treatments
  • Aneurysm coiling
  • Trauma procedures

Advanced Technology

We employ the most advanced technology available, including:

  • Two fully equipped digital interventional suites
  • An additional fully equipped suite with bi-plane capabilities for treating aneurysms
  • A dedicated CT scanner
  • Two ultrasound rooms
  • Hybrid operating room with robotic arm digital imaging

Multidisciplinary Care Team

Because each patient’s case is unique, we follow a team approach when diagnosing and treating your condition.

We work hand-in-hand with trauma, vascular, and neurosurgery surgeons, anesthesiologists, and vascularneurologists; the McGlinn Cancer Institute; Miller Regional Heart Center; and the Hospital’s diagnosticians. As our patient, you benefit from the knowledge and skills of a full team of medical specialties. This ensures that you receive the best treatment options.