Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology describes medical therapies that combine imaging (so doctors can visualize what they are doing) with procedures to diagnose and treat a broad range of conditions.

At Carilion Clinic, we perform interventional radiology procedures such as:

  • Arteriograms, imaging tests that combine X-rays and contrast materials to detect problems in your arteries. 

  • Neuro-interventional procedures, which use imaging guidance and minimally invasive techniques to treat stroke and other neurological disorders.

  • Diagnostic and interventional angiography and venography, to track blood flow through arteries and veins.

  • Gastrointestinal procedures, such as drainage.

  • Pulmonary angiography, to see how well blood flows through the lungs.

  • Stent placement, including iliac, aortic, peripheral, and renal arteriograms and angiographs.

  • Thrombolysis, to break down dangerous blood clots.

  • Tumor, organ, and bone biopsies.

  • Vertebroplasty, a procedure to decrease or eliminate pain in people who have compression fractures of the spine.

  • Multiple venous access, which facilitates dialysis.

  • Myelograms, to detect possible problems in the spinal cord.

  • Lumbar punctures, to collect spinal fluid for evaluation.

  • Epidural steroid injections and multiple joint injections.