Interventional radiologists at UI Health use imaging technology to dramatically reduce the pain, risk, and recovery time our patients who have a growing range of conditions, including varicose veins and uterine fibroids, by replacing traditional surgery with minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Guided by sophisticated imaging technology, the Interventional Radiologist is advancing a revolution in procedural performance. Interventional Radiologists can maneuver small instruments through blood vessels and other pathways to diagnose and treat a range of conditions.
Interventional Radiology Services
Arterial Intervention: Arterial intervention procedures utilize imaging technologies and, for certain procedures, a contrast dye to define and view the body's blood vessels. These procedures angioplasty and vascular stenting.
Ankle Brachial Index (ABI): Ankle Brachial Index (ABI) is a non-invasive test using multiple blood-pressure cuffs on your legs and one on your arm to indicate peripheral artery disease (PAD), a condition where the arteries in your legs or arms are narrowed or blocked. People with PAD are at high risk of poor circulation and leg pain with walking.
Dialysis Management: Our team of Interventional radiologists assists dialysis patients through procedures such as catheter placements and the assessment of hemodialysis access points.
Oncology Services: Interventional radiologists can perform a series of imaging procedures to treat cancers directly at tumor sites. They also place chest ports for medication delivery and blood draws during cancer treatments.
Venous Diseases: When veins in the body become diseased, the veins may not properly deliver blood or allow blood to return properly. Interventional radiologists utilize a series of procedures to fix damaged blood vessels.
Women's Health Interventions: Interventional Radiology at UI Health specializes in utilizing image-guided procedures to treat health issues unique to women, including treating uterine fibroids and infertility.