Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology allows healthcare providers to diagnose and treat conditions using X-rays, ultrasound or other medical images to guide them. Compared to traditional surgery, these procedures are generally less invasive and result in less pain and shorter recovery time. The interventional radiologists at Naugatuck Valley Radiology perform a variety of procedures, including:

Angiography:

This is an X-ray exam of the arteries and veins. It allows the radiologist to locate blockages or other blood vessel problems. A contrast agent, or X-ray dye, makes the artery or vein visible on the X-ray.

Stent Placement:

If a blockage is located in a blood vessel or other body pathway, a small flexible tube, or stent, can be used to hold the pathway open.

Image-guided Biopsy:

A biopsy is used to identify the cause of a lump or mass, or other abnormal condition in the body. The doctor uses an X-ray or other imaging technique to guide a small needle into the suspicious area and take a small sample of tissue to be tested by the lab.

 

Preparing for Interventional Radiology Procedure

Some interventional procedures require special preparation and some do not. We will provide you with more information at the time you make your appointment.

 

Resources

www.radiologyinfo.com

Locations:

  • Prospect
  • West Main Street, Waterbury