Information for patients and providers

Surprisingly, there are many people who are not aware of what IR is and what procedures we perform. This includes even some of the medical professionals. Apart from the procedures themselves, they are not aware of the technique, indications, and outcomes of these interventions which could range from simple to complex. Some have so many questions, they do not know where to begin asking. As such, the main aim of this page is to educate on various topics and include as much information as possible which is easy to understand.

 

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Hepatobiliary

Liver Biopsy

29 September 2020

In patients who have underlying liver diseases histological examination of the liver tissue is needed which could play an important role in the diagnosis, prognosis, staging, and management. This tissue is obtained by performing a...

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Gastrointestinal

Paracentesis

24 September 2020

Ascites: Accumulation of abnormal amount of fluid in the abdominal cavity is defined as ascites.   The most common cause for ascites is cirrhosis of the liver. Other conditions such as heart failure, kidney failure, infection...

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Chest

Chest Tubes

03 September 2020

CHEST TUBES The lungs are located in the thorax on either side of the heart and covered by a thin membrane called pleura. There are two layers to the pleura, and normally there is a trace amount of fluid in between the layers to...

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Genito-urinary

Kidney: Nephrostomy and related catheters and stents

25 August 2020

Overview of Nephrostomy tubes for patients: Nephrostomy tubes are small catheters placed into the kidneys by Interventional Radiologists. They are used to drain urine from the kidney, usually when your kidney is blocked and...

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Chest

Thoracentesis

16 August 2020

Excess of fluid surrounding the lungs in between the layers of the pleura is called pleural effusion. Pleura is a protective layer covering the lungs. The pleura is a double membrane that is a large, thin sheet of tissue that...

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Vascular

Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC Filter)

05 August 2020

IVC filter placement is an interventional radiologic procedure to prevent the propagation of a deep venous thrombus (DVT), or “blood clot” from a vein in your legs or pelvis to your lungs.   Risk factors for...

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Vascular

Vascular Access

27 August 2019

The goal of vascular access devices is to find the best way to administer the therapies required to help the patient recover while doing the least amount of damage to the patient’s vascular system. Veins:    In order of...

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