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Diagnose and treat complicated conditions in a minimally invasive way.

What is interventional radiology?

Interventional radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology. It utilizes images generated by various imaging modalities including CT Scans, ultrasounds, and X-ray Fluoroscopy for diagnostic purposes and surgical navigation throughout the body.

Diagnostic technology is used to guide needles with precision to diagnose and treat diseases while minimizing risk to the patient and improving health outcomes.

Types of interventional radiology procedure

Centric Health offers the following Radiology procedures:

CT guided interventional radiology procedures

Image-guided infiltration of local anaesthetic has the advantage of increased safety and accuracy compared with blind injection methods. When the site of pain can be accurately located, safer doses of local anaesthetic can be achieved.

  • Spine Injection
  • Nerve Block
  • Biopsy

Ultrasound guided interventional radiology procedures

Image-guided infiltration of local anaesthetic has the advantage of increased safety and accuracy compared with blind injection methods. When the site of pain can be accurately located, safer doses of local anaesthetic can be achieved.

  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Cellac Plexus Block
  • Pudendal Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Impar/Coccygeal Block

X-ray fluoroscopy guided interventional radiology procedures

New fluoroscopic X-Ray techniques provide physicians and radiologists with clear, real-time moving visualizations of the nerve root and surrounding structures. During examination, a continuous X-Ray beam is passed through the body of the patient. A contrast dye may be consumed to temporarily highlight the structures within an organ. Another popular fluoroscopic procedure is a Hysterosalpingogram, which is used to diagnose fertility problems in the uterus. The advanced imaging ability provides a safer treatment by minimizing treatment time and radiation exposure to patients.

  • HSG Test (Hysterosalpingogram)
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Epidural Steroids
  • Facet Block

Biopsy interventional radiology procedures

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Pancreas Biopsy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Prostate Biopsy

Other interventional radiology procedures

  • Penile Doppler for Erectile Dysfunction
  • PICC and Hickman Lines
  • Drainage catheter placement for fluid/abscess
  • Ultrasound Barbotage
  • Sclerotherapy of Varicose Veins
  • Endovenous Insufficiency (EVLT)

What to expect with an interventional radiology procedure

During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Potential risks and complications

After your interventional radiology procedure

Depending on the type of interventional radiology procedure, after care and recovery times may vary. Your doctor will provide more information on your recovery process.

Why Choose Centric Health for interventional radiology

Many men and women from across Canada and all over the world choose Centric Health Surgical Centres for interventional radiology. Centric Health uses some of the most advanced equipment, including a GE LightSpeed 64-Slice CT Scanner, a GE HDxt 3.0T MRI, a Siemens Acuson S3000 ultrasound, and a GE Dual-Scan Digital X-Ray.

Our partners provide a premiere sub-specialty academic Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Group offers excellence and innovation in the delivery of medical imaging programs and services to patients, clinicians and students.

Next steps: Book your interventional radiology procedure

If you are ready to discuss your interventional radiology needs with our advanced diagnostics department, request a consultation today.

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