Interventional Radiology

Through advancements in imaging services, Beaumont radiologists are able to perform minimally invasive procedures to treat a variety of conditions that traditionally required more extensive surgeries. These procedures are performed by an interventional radiologist - a radiologist that diagnoses and treats patients using the least invasive techniques available. These treatments  help minimize patient risk and discomfort and improve outcomes.

Some of these interventional radiology procedures include:

Gastrointestinal/Biliary:

  • Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy tube placement
  • PTC/PTBD (Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography / Percutaneous Biliary Drains)
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy
  • TIPS (Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts)
  • Portal vein embolization

Genitourinary:

  • Percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Ureteral stents
  • Varicocele embolization

Heart and Vascular:

  • IVC filter placement and removal
  • Peripheral angiography and intervention
  • Mesenteric angiography and intervention
  • Venography
  • DVT thrombolysis
  • Varicose vein treatments
  • Venous sampling (renal, adrenal, etc.)

Oncologic:

  • Mediport placement
  • Liver chemoembolization
  • Liver radioembolization
  • Liver/kidney percutaneous ablation
  • Peritoneal drainage catheters

Pulmonary:

  • Pulmonary angiography and pulmonary embolus thrombolysis
  • Bronchial angiography and embolization

Dialysis:

  • Hemodialysis access evaluation and thrombolysis
  • Hemodialysis access catheters

Women's Health:

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome treatment

Venous Access:

  • PICC lines
  • Hickman catheters
  • Mediports
  • Central Venous Recanalization