Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology that uses imaging equipment — such as X-ray — to guide interventional radiologists as they perform minimally invasive procedures. Interventional Radiologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions using tiny, miniaturized tools. Thanks to new medical technology, interventional radiologists can treat various problems related to poor circulation through a simple, tiny “nick” in the skin, about the size of a pencil tip.

Advantages of minimally invasive procedures include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less discomfort
  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Faster recovery time
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Lower health care cost

St.Vincent Heart Center of Indiana partners with a multispecialty team of board certified interventional radiologists from St.Vincent Medical Group. Together, they can treat a variety of medical conditions, including:

With cutting-edge medical devices and sophisticated imaging such as x-ray, CT, and ultrasound, we offer simpler and more targeted approaches to treatment to our patients. From initial consultation to procedure to follow-up, we’re putting patients first with advancements in interventional radiology and a team of nationally recognized interventional radiologists.

Vascular interventional services provided by St.Vincent Medical Group radiologists:

  • Atherectomy
  • Balloon angioplasty (arterial and venous)
  • Carotid artery stenting/angioplasty
  • Deep venus thrombosis
  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Diagnostic venography
  • Dialysis access diagnostics and interventions
  • Embolization
    • Liver tumor chemo embolization
    • Lung and kidney tumors
    • Uterine fibroid artery embolization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome-varicosity therapy
  • Pulmonary arteriograms
  • Renal artery angioplasty/stenting
  • Thoracic aortic aneurysm endograft
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Thrombolysis
  • TIPS (Liver cirrhosis bleeding)
  • Vascular stenting (arterial and venous)
  • Vena cava filters
  • Venous access (PICC, Hickman, Permcath, triple lumen)
  • Venous sampling
  • Vertebral artery stenting/angioplasty

Learn more about deep vein thrombosis (DVT).

Learn about the ATTRACT Trial.