Interventional Radiology (IR) is among the most advanced sub-specialties
within the Heart & Vascular Services program at Valley Presbyterian
Hospital, offering both minimally and fully invasive imaging procedures.
Our imaging teams diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular patients using
computerized tomography (CT), ultrasound (US), magnetic resonance imaging
(MRI) or cardiac catheterization (CCL).
Many conditions that once required traditional surgery can be treated by
minimally invasive image-guided procedures, significantly reducing the
risk of complications, pain and hospital time for equivalent treatments.
For example, our expert medical teams of cardiologists, radiologists and
vascular surgeons may use catheters to be placed within the blood vessels,
arteries or inside the heart. Once in place, the catheter can be used
to perform ablation, angiography, arteriography, venography and other
In addition, Interventional Radiologists may use CT and ultrasound for
biopsies, drainages, line placements and other procedures. Some IR procedures
may also be done in the Emergency Room.
For more information, contact us at 818.782.6600.