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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is used to diagnose and treat a number of conditions that previously required surgery. Highly specialized doctors use imaging technology to help guide small medical tools through blood vessels and other parts of the body. An example of interventional radiology is stenting, where a doctor uses X-rays to guide a narrow tube (catheter) to open a blocked artery.

Benefits of Interventional Procedures

Interventional procedures require very small or no incisions. You’ll experience less pain and recover more quickly than with traditional surgeries. These procedures are highly effective and can sometimes be done on an outpatient basis.

At PIH Health, you benefit from interventional radiologists who are experts in their field. They treat medical conditions involving nearly every part of the body—from heart problems to spine pain. Examples of our interventional radiology procedures are:

  • Angiography
  • Bone density screening (DEXA)
  • Placement of central venous catheters, such as PICC lines
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Neuro interventional procedures
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Vascular access procedures
  • Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty

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