Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
The Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (IR) uses state of the art minimally invasive techniques and imaging guidance to replace conventional surgery. IR radiologists are involved in the treatment of patients, as well as the diagnosis of disease, providing a full array of patient care for the chest, abdomen, and extremities. Services include diagnostic arteriography, renal and peripheral vascular interventions, biliary, thoracic and abdominal stent grafts, venous access procedures, and embolization cancer therapies to name a few.
More than 6,000 cases are performed yearly. The IR Clinic provides patient evaluations and referral follow-ups, with special emphasis on regional therapy of liver malignancies, uterine fibroid embolization, and varicose vein treatment. With the use of catheters, various x-ray, and imaging techniques using CT, MRI, and Ultrasound scanner machines, IR offers an alternative to surgical treatment and can eliminate the need for hospitalization in certain cases.
Our division is actively engaged in basic and translational research as well as clinical trial research—all designed to advance innovations in minimally invasive, image guided therapies and further scientific knowledge in the field.