Conditions & Treatments

Conditions‚Ä®

Interventional Radiology may be the best choice for:

  • Varicose veins
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Osteoporosis-related fractures
  • Stroke
  • Intracranial aneurysms
  • Vascular tumors
  • Life-threatening bleeding
  • Painful spinal fractures
  • Dialysis access
  • Abscesses

Treatments

  • 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: A stroke is caused when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Medication and equipment designed to remove the blood clots can be used to reopen the vessel.
  • Aneurysm Coiling
  • Trauma procedures

For more information, call 484-628-HELP (4357).