Providers' Quick Guide

Interventional radiology services and procedures

Vascular procedures – arterial

  • Peripheral arterial disease, including atherectomy, stent placements, thrombolysis and angioplasty
  • Repair of abdominal aortic aneurism (EVAR)
  • Visceral angiography and intervention
  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Pulmonary embolectomy for PE

Venous procedures

  • Treatment of DVT (thrombolysis, thrombectomy)
  • Treatment of venous insufficiency
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval

Oncologic treatments

Tumor ablation

  • Y-90 radioembolization (for liver tumors)
  • Chemoembolization
  • Percutaneous ablation
    • Cryotherapy
    • Microwave/RF ablation
    • Chemoablation

Vascular access

  • Chest port placement, evaluation and treatment

Other vascular procedures

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Prostate artery embolization
  • Hemorrhoid embolization

Non-vascular procedures

  • Image guided biopsies (CT/US guided) – most common
    • Lung
    • Liver
    • Kidney
    • Lymph node
    • Thyroid
    • Metastases

 Drainage procedures

  • Paracentesis/thoracentesis
  • Tunneled pleural/peritoneal catheter placement
  • Chest tube placement
  • Nephrostomy tube placement and ureteral stent placement
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy
  • Percutaneous biliary drainage and intervention
  • Drain management

 Other procedures

  • LP (diagnostic, or for myelography or chemo)
  • Kyphoplasty/vertebroplasty
  • Joint aspiration/injection
  • Basic pain management procedures
    • Lumbar epidural steroid injection
    • Lumbar nerve root injection
    • SI joint injection
  • Gastrostomy tube placement and management