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Interventional Radiology

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.

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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.