Minimally Invasive, Image-Guided Radiology
Interventional radiology is a specialized area within radiology. Interventional radiologists use medical imaging to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures that diagnose, treat, and cure gastrointestinal, hepatobiliary, genitourinary, pulmonary, and musculoskeletal diseases.
Through X-rays, PET/CT scans, ultrasounds, MRIs, and other imaging techniques, radiologists guide catheters and needles through the body to treat diseases at their source. These procedures are less invasive than open surgery resulting in faster recovery, less discomfort, and fewer complications.
Conditions Diagnosed & Treated Using Interventional Radiology
Conditions diagnosed and treated with interventional radiology include:
- Liver disease
- Peripheral artery disease
- Vascular malformations
- Venous disease
- Compression fractures of the spine
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology Procedures
Interventional radiologists use the following procedures to treat and diagnose various diseases and cancers:
- Tumor Ablation
- Angiographies & Embolization
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
- Percutaneous Needle & Transjugular Liver Needle Biopsies
Schedule an Appointment for Interventional Radiology
Our interventional radiologists have specialty training in providing targeted treatments using image guidance. Interventional radiology procedures can often replace open surgical procedures, meaning there is less risk, less pain, and shorter recovery times for you.
Bassett Healthcare Network delivers interventional radiology in Central New York, including in Cooperstown.