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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology (IR) is among the most advanced sub-specialties within the Heart & Vascular Services program at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, offering minimally invasive and other types of advanced imaging procedures. 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. Interventional Radiology procedures minimize risk to the patient, are less invasive, less painful, and safer than surgery. Patients experience shorter recovery times after an IR procedure than they normally experience after surgery.

Interventional Radiology Procedures Are Often Utilized for:

  • Chemoembolization
  • Computed Tomography (CT) imaging guided procedures
  • Chemoembolization
  • Drain and catheter placements
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Tumor Embolization
  • Ultrasound imaging guided procedures
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Other procedures that may require imaging guidance

For example, expert medical teams of cardiologists, radiologists and vascular surgeons at Valley Presbyterian Hospital may use catheters 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 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 Services unit.

    For more information about our Interventional Radiology services, contact us at 818.782.6600 or email us by using our contact us page.