Interventional radiology is a highly specialized field in which doctors use advanced imaging, such as CT, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray, to identify certain conditions and perform minimally-invasive procedures to deliver treatments.

Interventional radiologists utilize minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. The goal of interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes. Typically, these procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time in comparison to open surgery.

Our Areas of Care

  • Tumor biopsy
  • Nonfocal parenchymal renal and liver biopsy
  • Mediport placement and revision
  • Thermal ablation of liver, lung, bone and soft tissue tumors
  • Bland and chemoembolization
  • Radioembolization
  • Portal vein emobilization to optimize functional liver remnant
  • Pre-operative emobilization to reduce operative blood loss
  • Biliary drainage and stent placement
  • Nephrostomy placement and revision
  • Abscess drainage
  • Gastrostomy placement
  • Paracentesis and thoracentesis
  • Tunneled peritoneal and pleural catheter placement
  • Nerve block (celiac neurolysis)
  • Transjugular liver biopsy, portal pressure measurement
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation
  • Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO)
  • Adrenal vein sampling
  • Parathyroid hormone venous sampling
  • Inferior petrosal sinus sampling

Our Approach to Cancer Care

Interventional oncologists often specialize in the use of minimally-invasive, image-guided therapies to diagnose and treat cancer. The treatment adds another important pillar to cancer care, alongside surgical, radiation and medical oncology options. Interventional oncology allows patients with cancer to receive lifesaving treatments using minimally invasive techniques, which have proven to be less dangerous than traditional surgical methods.

Specifically, using imaging guidance, physicians are able to target tumors with small skin incisions and without the need for large surgeries. As interventional oncology is at the forefront of medical enhancement, new and emerging techniques currently are being researched.