Interventional Radiology

Understanding interventional radiology

Interventional radiologists use imaging, like X-rays or MRIs, to see inside your body, pinpoint where the problem is and map out how to get there without surgery. Interventional radiologists then guide catheters through the vascular system, other pathways in the body, or through  the skin, to treat disease or tumors directly at the source, via a small nick in the skin and X-ray guidance.

Advantages of interventional radiology procedures

While no treatment is risk free, the risks of interventional radiology procedures are far lower than the risks of open surgery, and are a major advance in medicine for patients.

  • Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay
  • General anesthesia is usually not required
  • Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced
  • Procedures can be less expensive than surgery or other alternatives

What do interventional radiologists treat?

By combining their expertise in diagnostic radiology with their advanced training in nonsurgical techniques using imaging guidance, interventional radiologists can conduct accurate needle biopsies, insert gastric tubes and treat a variety of ailments by delivering treatment directly to the source of the problem.

Some conditions treated using interventional radiology include:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Angiography
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Infertility
  • Liver disease
  • Peripheral vascular/arterial disease
  • Uterine fibroids
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ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital : 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care : N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital : 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care : N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital : 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
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ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital : 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
D. N. Greenwald Center : 240 Maple Ave., Mukwonago, WI 53149
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ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital : 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
D. N. Greenwald Center : 240 Maple Ave., Mukwonago, WI 53149
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care : N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
Oconomowoc Physician Center : 1185 Corporate Center Dr., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
ProHealth Waukesha Memorial Hospital : 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
D. N. Greenwald Center : 240 Maple Ave., Mukwonago, WI 53149
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care : N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
D. N. Greenwald Center : 240 Maple Ave., Mukwonago, WI 53149
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care : N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
ProHealth Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital : 791 Summit Ave., Oconomowoc, WI 53066
D. N. Greenwald Center : 240 Maple Ave., Mukwonago, WI 53149
UW Cancer Center at ProHealth Care : N16 W24131 Riverwood Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188
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