Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology

From routine procedures to complex diagnostic indications requiring the expertise of multiple specialists, healthcare providers depend on our interventional radiologist’s training and expertise in the diagnosis, management and treatment of diseases and medical conditions. Radiology Alliance offers a variety of interventional procedures, including diagnostic and interventional neuroradiology and interventional oncologic procedures.

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of radiology focused on the use of diagnostic imaging technology and minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat vascular and nonvascular diseases. Many medical conditions – including inoperable cancers, peripheral arterial disease, spinal fractures and uterine fibroids – that once required surgical procedures are now treated non-surgically by an interventional radiologist.

By utilizing powerful imaging modalities including CT, MRI, MRA, ultrasound and x-ray to guide targeted treatments, these procedures generally do not require large surgical incisions or general anesthesia, resulting in less risk, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients. Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.


Common Interventional Radiology Procedures


X-ray exam of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems

Balloon Angioplasty

Opens blocked or narrowed blood vessels by inserting a very small balloon into the vessel and inflating

Biliary Drainage and Stenting

A stent to open up blocked ducts and allow bile to drain from the liver

Central Venous Access

Insertion of a tube to allow patients to receive medication or nutrients directly into the blood stream or so blood can be drawn


Delivery of cancer-fighting agents directly to the site of a tumor


Delivery of clotting agents directly to an area that is bleeding or to block blood flow to an aneurysm or a fibroid tumor in the uterus

Fallopian Tube Catheterization

A treatment for infertility that uses a catheter to open blocked fallopian tubes without surgery

Gastrostomy Tube

Insertion of a feeding tube in the stomach for patients who are unable to take sufficient food by mouth

Hemodialysis Access Maintenance

Use of angioplasty or thrombolysis to open blocked grafts for hemodialysis

Needle Biopsy

Diagnostic test for breast, lung and other cancers as an alternative to surgical biopsy

Radioembolization (Yttrium-90) for Liver Tumors

Use of radioactive microspheres to irradiate liver tumors

Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation

Use of radio frequency energy to kill cancerous tumors


A small flexible tube used to treat a variety of medical conditions


Reinforces a ruptured or ballooning section of an artery (an aneurysm) with a fabric-wrapped stent


Dissolves blood clots by injecting clot-busting drugs at the site of the clot

TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)

A procedure to improve blood flow and prevent hemorrhage

Uterine Artery Embolization

A procedure of uterine arteries to stop life-threatening postpartum bleeding, potentially preventing hysterectomy; procedure also used to treat fibroid tumors

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

A procedure of uterine arteries to shrink painful, enlarged, benign tumors in the uterus

Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty

Procedures to help relieve pain resulting from compression fractures in the vertebrae of the spine; bone cement is injected into the fractured vertebrae

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Radiology Alliance is dedicated to providing a full range of high quality imaging and professional radiology services including diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, musculoskeletal imaging, neuroradiology, oncology imaging and women’s Imaging.

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