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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical specialty, utilizing an innovative integration of clinical and imaging-based diagnosis along with minimally invasive therapy. These procedures generally have less risk, less pain and shorter recovery time than open surgery.

Your procedure will be performed by Endovascular and Interventional Consultants, specialists in minimally-invasive, targeted treatments using CT, ultrasound, MRI and other diagnostic imaging. IR allows your doctor to guide tiny instruments (such as catheters) through blood vessels or through the skin directly to the site of a problem, treating a variety of medical disorders without the complications of surgery.

Non-Surgical Treatments

If you prefer a less invasive treatment option and your physician agrees, Southeast Imaging, in conjunction with Cape Radiology Group offers this state-of-the-art alternative.

Over the past several decades, the importance and value of interventional radiology (IR) to medicine has grown tremendously. Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated by using highly advanced, minimally invasive alternatives developed by interventional radiologists. That means shorter hospital stays, no general anesthesia and reduced risk, pain and recovery times for you.

IR is a subspecialty of radiology that focuses on the treatment of patients using minimally invasive techniques. Our interventional radiologists utilize their imaging expertise to guide small catheters through blood vessels and other organ pathways to treat a variety of diseases.

Some of the procedures and illnesses being impacted by use of IR:

  • AAA (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm)
  • Angiography Venous Access Catheters
  • Angioplasty and Stent Placement
  • Cancer – Bone
  • Cancer – Breast
  • Cancer – Kidney
  • Cancer – Liver
  • Cancer – Lung
  • Chronic Wounds
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Gastrostomy (Feeding Tube)
  • Hemodialysis Management
  • Hereditary Hemorraghic Telanglectasia
  • Hypertension and End Stage Renal Disease
  • Infertility
  • Liver Disease
  • Needle Biopsy
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic Pain (Chronic)
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Port Placement
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease
  • Biliary Disease Management
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Varicoceles and Male Infertility
  • Varicose Veins
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Women and Vascular Disease
  • Women’s Health
  • Pain Management
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Venous Access
  • Trauma

To learn more, speak with your doctor. If you don't have a doctor, call the Southeast HealthLine, 1-800-800-5123, for a free referral to a primary care physician on our medical staff.