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4021 Avenue B
Scottsbluff, NE 69361
United States

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology is a unique blend of imaging and surgery. Before interventional radiology, a condition that was surgically treated would take hours to complete and would result in days of recovery in the hospital. With interventional radiology, treatments can be done in minutes and patients can return home within hours of a procedure.

Interventional radiology uses imaging equipment such as ultrasound, CT scans, and live X-ray to diagnose and treat everything from poor circulation in the legs to broken bones in the spine. Our team works with patients’ primary care or referring physicians or providers to see that every patient receives exceptional care.

Interventional radiology can help in the following areas:

  • Vascular imaging and procedures

  • Angiography

  • Venography

  • Angioplasty and stent replacement

  • Aortic aneurysm repair

  • IVC filter placement and retrieval

  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)

  • Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy

  • Embolization varicoceles, epistaxsis, pseudoaneurysms, and spinal tumors, and tumors with chemotherapy

  • Pain management

  • Back and neck

  • Legs

  • Shingles

  • Compression fractures of the spine

  • Male infertility

  • Cancer treatment options

  • Ports

  • Biopsies

  • Ascites and pleural fluid management

  • Tumor embolization (blocking the blood supply)

We are proud to offer specialty services such as:

  • Fistula creation for dialysis patients

  • Embolization for painful uterine fibroids (offering alternatives to a hysterectomy) and pelvic congestion

Click here to view a more complete list of our treatment options.

What to expect during an Interventional Radiology procedure

For an Interventional Radiology procedure, you will first check in at the main entrance information desk. Some procedures require medication and food restrictions. If restrictions are required, scheduling services will reach out to you with instructions prior to your procedure.

Your exam time will vary depending on your procedure. While in the Interventional Radiology department, a registered radiologic technologist, a registered nurse, a board certified Interventional Radiologist, and a physician assistant may care for you.