Interventional Radiology

Scope of Services

Less Invasive Diagnostics and Treatment

Interventional radiology, now recognized as its own medical specialty, has come a long way during the past two decades. What began as procedures used mainly on the heart, now includes diagnostics and treatments for nearly every organ in the body.

Here’s how interventional radiology works: Using X-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI and other imaging modalities, interventional radiologists capture images to help direct interventional instruments throughout the body, often in spaces less than two millimeters. The radiologist inserts needles or narrow tubes called catheters through these tiny places and straight to the area for study or treatment.

Within cancer care, interventional radiology is particularly welcome, because it can be used alone or in conjunction with standard of care cancer treatments — including chemotherapy and radiation, as a palliative treatment or as a bridge to organ transplantation.

The interventional radiology outpatient clinic, located in Elmhurst Memorial Hospital’s Center for Health, features an exclusive partnership between Northwestern Medicine and Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare.

Procedures

Because interventional radiology uses minimally invasive techniques to diagnose and treat an illness, the procedure is safer and usually means a faster recovery than with conventional surgery.

In addition to angioplasty, diagnostic angiograms and stent placements, we perform these interventional radiology procedures:

Chemoembolization for liver cancer treatments

Thermal Ablation

Angioplasty

Uterine fibroid embolization

Varicose vein ablation

Vertebroplasty

Care Team

Your interventional radiologist works closely as a member of a multidisciplinary team that includes your referring Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare physician. Clinical nurse coordinators help you with planning and follow-up after treatment.

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