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Vascular and Interventional Radiology


UR Medicine Vascular and Interventional Radiology provides a wide range of image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic services. The goal of interventional radiology is to use minimally invasive procedures in place of surgery. In comparison to surgery, these procedures take less time to recover from and have less risk and pain.

UR Medicine's Approach

We use the following imaging for vascular and interventional radiology: 

  • Fluoroscopy, using X-rays to create a video of the movements of the body
  • Ultrasonography (Ultrasound)using high-frequency sound waves to view soft tissues
  • Computed tomography (CT)using a combination of X-rays and computer technology to produce images of the body

UR Medicine offers diverse and specialized services, including:

  • Routine line placement
  • Angioplasty
  • Thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Carotid and aortic stenting
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placement
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Conventional diagnostic angiography

Additional procedures include:

  • Core or fine-needle biopsies
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic fluid aspirations
  • Catheter placement for drainage of infected fluid collections
  • Treatment of catheter-induced pseudo-aneurysms with thrombin injection
  • Percutaneous and intraoperative radiofrequency ablations of liver masses

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine's Department of Imaging is at the forefront of diagnostic and therapeutic imaging technologies. Radiology is a medical specialty that has become much more than just X-rays, and the name of our department reflects this evolution. Our faculty are nationally recognized authorities in their respective fields.

We bring together education, research, and clinical expertise within a leading academic health sciences environment. UR Medicine's Department of Imaging is able to provide a variety of radiologic services to meet our patients' needs.

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