Interventional Radiology

Interventional Imaging Services in Tampa Bay

With the increased availability of high-quality imaging equipment and the improved ability to see inside the body, radiologists have been able to apply their medical expertise in reading CT scans, X-rays, ultrasounds and other diagnostic tests to diagnose and treat conditions without traditional surgery. Called interventional radiology, these procedures are conducted by physicians with special training and have become state-of-the-art treatments. 

Interventional radiologists are board-certified radiologists who are fellowship trained in percutaneous interventions using guided imaging. Their specialized training is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. 

Interventional radiology offers a number of advantages over surgery:

  • Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, or require only a short hospital stay
  • General anesthesia is usually not required
  • Risk, pain and recovery time are less than traditional surgery

Some examples of interventional radiology procedures:

  • Angioplasty and vascular stenting
  • Carotid artery stenting
  • Catheter angiography and embolization
  • Chemoembolization
  • Computer tomography (CT) angiography
  • Cryotherapy
  • Endovenous ablation of varicose veins
  • Endovascular embolization of intracranial aneurysms, arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) and arteriovenous malformations (AVM)
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Facet and selective nerve root blocks
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Magnetic resonance (MR) - angiography and guided breast biopsy
  • Needle biopsy of lung (chest) nodules
  • Radiofrequency ablation of live and lung tumors
  • Stroke thrombolysis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
  • Ultrasound-guided breast biopsy
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Vascular access procedures
  • X-ray-guided breast biopsy

To make an appointment, please call (855) 269-4333.