Our Services

Interventional Radiology (IR) is among the most advanced sub-specialties within the Heart & Vascular Services program at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, offering both minimally invasive image-guided procedures and diagnostic imaging. Our teams diagnose and treat cardiac and vascular patients with computerized tomography (CT), ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and other methods.

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 place precisely a thin tube (catheter) within the blood vessels, arteries or heart. Once in place, the catheter can be used to perform ablation, angiography, arteriography and venography, among other procedures.

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.