Interventional Radiology Treatments & Services

The multispecialty team in the Interventional Radiology Program can offer your patients a wide variety of comprehensive services related to care for multiple types of cancer which include the following:

  • Image-guided interventions
  • Vascular interventions
  • Non-vascular interventions
  • Clinical and related nonprocedural activities
  • Outpatient and inpatient consultation
  • Participation in clinical trials

Vascular Diagnosis: 

  • Arteriography (head and neck, visceral, extremities, etc.)
  • Venography (central and peripheral)
  • Dialysis access evaluations

Vascular Interventions:

  • Venous access (placement of port-a-cath, tunneled and non-tunneled lines, PICC, etc.)
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval
  • Thrombolysis of arterial and venous thrombosis
  • Peripheral, central, and visceral arterial and venous angioplasty and stenting
  • Embolectomy of acute pulmonary embolism
  • Dialysis access interventions
  • Embolization of acute bleeding
  • Tumor embolization (chemoembolization, radioembolization, bland embolization)
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pre-surgical embolization of tumors
  • Embolization of pulmonary and peripheral vascular malformations
  • Gonadal vein embolization
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) creation and revision
  • Balloon occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration of gastric varices (BRTO)
  • Thoracic duct embolization 

Image Guided Non-Vascular Interventions: 

  • Biopsy
  • Abscess drainage & tube evaluations
  • Paracentesis, thoracentesis
  • Chest tube placement
  • Tunneled pleural or intraperitoneal catheter placement for chronic drainage
  • Pleurodesis
  • Gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy tube placement and exchanges
  • Biliary interventions: percutaneous transhepatic cholangiogram (PTC), biliary drainage (external and/or internal), biliary angioplasty and stent placement, cholecystostomy tube placement, biliary tube exchanges, etc.
  • Genitourinary interventions (pyelograms, nephrostomy, nephroureterostomy, ureteral stent placement, ureteral balloon dilation, ureteral stent evaluations and exchanges, etc.)
  • Aspiration, drainage of sterile collections (cysts, seromas, lymphoceles, etc.)
  • Sclerotherapy of cysts, lymphocles, etc.
  • Enteric balloon dilation and stent placement (esophageal, duodenal, colonic, etc.)
  • Percutaneous tumor ablation (radiofrequency, microwave, cryoablation, ethanol, irreversible electroporation)
  • Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty
  • Ablation of painful osseous metastases
  • Pain management (epidural, nerve and facet block injection, etc.)
  • Lumbar puncture with or without intrathecal chemotherapy infusion
  • Epidural blood patch