Interventional Radiology Overview

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology Overview

Interventional radiologists diagnose and treat disease. They treat a wide range of conditions in the body by inserting various small tools, such as catheters or wires from outside the body.

X-ray and imaging techniques such as ultrasound help guide the radiologist. Interventional radiology can be used instead of surgery for many conditions. In some cases, it can eliminate the need for hospitalization.

Who is the interventional radiologist?

The interventional radiologist is a medical doctor who has completed an accredited residency program. He or she can then take the board exam given by the American Board of Radiology.

Next, the interventional radiologist completes a fellowship-training program. These experts work closely with other doctors and play an important role on the treatment team.

Northwestern Medicine Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology provides inpatient and outpatient interventional (minimally invasive radiology) services which include the treatment of:

  • Vascular Malformations
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Treatment of cancer using minimally invasive techniques, radiofrequency ablation
  • Varicose Veins
  • Aneurysms
  • Arterial disease
  • Venous disease
  • Venous access

Meet the Team

The Northwestern Medicine Interventional Radiology team uses X-ray and imaging techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases without the need for surgery.

Meet the Downtown Interventional Radiology Team
Meet the Western Suburbs Interventional Radiology Team

Conditions Provided For

Our physicians provide care for many medical conditions including (but not limited to) the following:

Treatments and Procedures

Our physicians offer a comprehensive array of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures and consultation including:

  • Angiography, Angioplasty and Stent Placement
  • Aortic Aneurysm - Abdominal and Thoracic
  • Aortic Dissection Minimally Invasive
  • Aortofemoral Bypass Graft
  • Arterial Bypass
  • Arteriography and Balloon Angioplasty
  • Biopsies
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Carotid Endarterectomy
  • Carotid Stenting
  • Chemoembolization
  • Chest Port Placement
  • Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • Drainage Catheters
  • Endovascular Stent Repair
  • Endovascular Therapy
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters (IVC)
  • Liver Stenting
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiogram (MRA)
  • Nephrostomy Tube Placement
  • PICC Placement
  • Prostate Artery Embolization
  • Radiofrequency (RF) Ablation Procedures
  • Sacroplasty
  • SirSphere - Radioactive Microspheres
  • Stents
  • TheraSphere - Radioactive Microspheres
  • Tumor Ablation
  • Uterine Artery Embolization (UAE)
  • Varicose Vein Ablation
  • Varicose Vein Stripping and Ligation
  • Venogram
  • Vertebral Artery Reconstruction