Interventional Radiology at Western
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Interventional Radiology at Western
Our Interventional Radiology program provides minimally invasive procedures to help us diagnose and treat cancer.
Interventional radiologists use image guidance to guide catheters and other minimally invasive instruments through tiny incisions in the skin to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions without surgery.
Why We’re Different
Our priority is to treat you with the most effective, least invasive treatments available for your cancer type. We specialize in bringing you the latest innovations available, resulting in better treatment planning and faster recovery.
Our Interventional Radiology team performs biopsies, treats tumors and manages other symptoms, all with fewer side effects and complications than traditional options. Most procedures are done on an outpatient basis or during a short hospital stay.
Our Interventional Radiology department is equipped to provide the best care possible. We will work with you to develop a plan that is customized to your needs.
Technology and Tools
We treat cancer, and improve your quality of life by alleviating a variety of symptoms that can occur during cancer treatment. Our interventional radiology team performs the following procedures:
Drainage Catheters – Fluid retention is a common side effect of some types of cancer. Catheters are used to drain excess fluid and relieve uncomfortable symptoms.
Vascular Work – Our team uses minimally invasive techniques to place stents, stop bleeding and block the flow of blood to or from tumor tissue to support chemotherapy and radiation treatment response.
Bone and Joint Pain Management – A variety of bone and joint injections, nerve blocks and fracture management techniques provide relief from pain.
Ablation Procedures – These minimally invasive treatments destroy tissue using extreme temperatures. Ablation may be used to treat tumors or to alleviate blockages and other symptoms.
Port and PICC Line Placement – Many patients are given temporary ports and PICC lines to minimize the number of needle pricks during chemotherapy treatment or diagnostic blood work, respectively.
- Abscess Drainage and Fluid Collection Management
- Arterial Infusion Catheter Placement
- Biliary Drainage
- Bone & Joint Injection
- CT Fluoroscopy
- CT-Guided Biopsy
- Epidural Steroid Injection
- Feeding Tube Placement
- Fracture Care
- Inferior Vena Cava Filter
- Intraoperative Ultrasound
- Mammography Suite
- Microwave Ablation
- Nephrostomy Drainage
- Nerve Block
- Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) Placement
- Port Placement
- Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
- Stent Placement
- Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
- Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)
- Trellis®Peripheral Infusion System
How We Support You
The Interventional Radiology Team works closely with your entire care team. Your personal team of doctors, cancer specialists, and supportive therapy clinicians share information every step of the way so you are empowered and supported. We’ll work closely with your oncologist to make your experience as seamless as possible from the start.
We take an individualized, personalized approach to every patient. You can choose to receive supportive therapies, like nutrition, naturopathic medicine and mind-body medicine, before, during or after an intervenational radiology procedure. Many patients use these treatments to strengthen their immune system, fight side effects, and enjoy a better quality of life during cancer treatment. All care is delivered seamlessly, so your time, energy or well-being is not wasted. At Western, there are no long waits for test results or treatments, no appointment hassles, and nothing is done without your understanding.