Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-rays, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease non-surgically. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.
Interventional Radiology Suite at our St. Luke's Campus
Siemen’s Artis zee® bi-plane fluoroscopic imaging angiography system:
- A full color, 56” flat-panel medical-grade screen enables physicians to obtain 3D images in high resolution as well as view multiple inputs simultaneously.
- Designed to provide patients with the lowest possible radiation dose.
- Ergonomic design eliminates time consuming and uncomfortable repositioning of the patient in the exam room, making the procedure faster and less stressful for patients.
The Artis zee provides physicians with highly detailed images of the patient’s blood vessels during diagnostic and treatment procedures. The flat-panel detectors enable physicians to visualize the finest of blood vessels and also help them visualize interventional devices, such as guidewires and catheters, in precise detail and from almost any angle.
Mohawk Valley Health System is the only healthcare organization in the Mohawk Valley to have this technology.
This system is used by our interventional radiologists most commonly for:
- Uterine fibroids
- Dialysis catheters
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm endografts.
Our interventional neurologists provide services such as:
- Comprehensive stroke treatment including clot removal
- Brain aneurysm coiling & stenting
- Carotid & brain artery stenting
- Treatment of brain vascular malformation
- Treatment of acute head & neck bleeding
- Brain tumor embolization
Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated nonsurgically by interventional radiologists and interventional neurologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
Find more information about Interventional Radiology at the Society of Interventional Radiology.