Imaging

Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. This is done for diagnostic purposes and/or treatment purposes

Before your exam

  • A nurse will call you in advance of your procedure. The nurse will explain the exam to you, how to prepare for your exam, and where to arrive for procedure. The nurse will be happy to answer questions you may have.
  • When you arrive for the procedure, a board-certified radiologist will meet with you to further explain the procedure, answer your questions, and obtain your permission to perform the procedure.
  • Please inform the staff and physicians if there is a possibility you are pregnant.
  • You may be asked to change into a gown

During the exam

  • You will be positioned on the table and made as comfortable as possible.
  • Prior to the radiologist numbing the area with a local anesthetic, will be shaved, sterilized, and covered with a surgical drape.
  • At the end of the procedure, a bandage or stitches may be placed by the radiologist.

After your exam

  • The nurse or technologist will give you instructions before you are discharged.
  • We recommend that you have someone drive you to and from the hospital for these procedures.
  • All biopsy samples from your procedure will be sent to the Pathology Department and interpreted by a board-certified pathologist. The printed results will be sent to your ordering physician.
  • You exam will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist and printed results will be sent to your ordering physician.