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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of Radiology that offers a comprehensive, minimally invasive program of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The radiologists will guide small instruments such as catheters (tubes that measure just a few millimeters in diameter) through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat disease percutaneously (through the skin).Utilizing advanced imaging technology, the interventional radiologist can precisely navigate the instruments and operate on the targeted site. In many cases, Interventional Radiology offers an alternative to surgical treatment and the need for hospitalization.

Our Interventional radiologists are subspecialty certified in Interventional Radiology by the American Board of Radiology. Our interventional technologists have specialized training and are licensed by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and the Texas Department of Health (TDH.)

Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedures:

  • Catheter Angiography
  • Angioplasty and Vascular Stenting
  • Catheter Directed Thrombolysis
  • Dialysis and Fistula Declotting and Interventions
  • Inferior Vena Filter Placement and Removal
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
  • Biliary Interventions
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Please inform your physician of any medications you are taking as well as any allergies you may have.  Also inform your physician regarding a recent illness or other medical conditions.

Women should inform their physician if they are pregnant, or if there is any possibility they may be pregnant.

Radiation Dose: Special care is taken during X-Ray examinations to use of the lowest radiation dose possible while producing the best images for evaluation.

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