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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 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. 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 at Valley Presbyterian is often utilized for:

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

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 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.