Interventional radiology utilizes a wide range of image-guided technologies to not only view parts of the body but to also perform minimally invasive procedures to treat certain conditions. This allows for efficient diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
When medically appropriate, Allen Hospital uses radial access for interventional radiology procedures. This means the radial artery near the patient's wrist is used as the entry point for the catheter. The result of this method is a smaller incision and an overall less invasive procedure to promote faster recovery time.
This procedure is done to visualize the blood vessels in your body. Angiography is done to determine whether you have peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a condition where plaque collects in the arteries of the arms or legs, clogging or slowing the blood flow.
Angioplasty and Stenting
This procedure is done to treat peripheral vascular disease (PVD), a condition where plaque collects in the arteries of the arms or legs, clogging or slowing the blood flow.
This procedure is done to drain an abscess or fluid collection.
Percutaneous Needle Biopsy
This procedure is done to provide a diagnosis of abnormal tissue in the body.
Thrombectomy is performed when a blood clot in the arteries needs to be removed without breaking up the clot. It is often used to treat a pulmonary embolism.
Transarterial Chemoembolization (TACE)
Transarterial chemoembolization or TACE combines the local delivery of chemotherapy with a procedure called embolization to treat cancer. By applying treatment directly to the cancerous organ, it can result in fewer side effects
Uterine fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus and can cause pain or bleeding for some women. Fibroid embolization can often be performed instead of a hysterectomy to cut off blood flow to the fibroid, which causes them to shrink and be removed naturally.
Kyphoplasty is used to treat abnormalities of the spine. The procedure involves a balloon to restore the vertebral body height and shape followed by an injection of bone cement to solidify the corrected position.
When bleeding is identified in the GI tract, an interventional radiologist can use materials to plug the ruptured blood vessel to stop the bleeding where it is occurring inside your body.