Interventional Radiology

Veterinary Specialty Center - Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology involves the use of fluoroscopy (pictured), ultrasound, CT, MRI, and endoscopy, (or various combinations of these) to gain access to different structures in order to deliver materials for therapeutic purposes. These procedures are minimally invasive and less painful. In addition, it offers treatment options for patients with various conditions that cannot be managed or treated with surgery, or that are associated with excessive morbidity, high cost, or poor outcome. It requires multiple guide wires with various properties, catheters specifically adapted for individual procedures, stents composed of different materials and configurations, embolic coils, embolic particles, drainage devices, glue, oils, chemotherapeutic agents, occlusion devices, or balloons.

ICA is fortunate to have the equipment and expertise to perform these procedures:

  • Tracheoplasty (tracheal stenting)
  • Intrahepatic portosystemic shunt embolization
  • Chemoembolization of hepatic tumors
  • Urethral stenting
  • Embolization of arterio-venous malformations
  • Vascular nasal embolization of intractable epistaxis
  • Vascular foreign body retreival
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement
  • Antegrade placement of urinary catheter
  • Vascular stenting and angioplasty
  • Thrombolytic vascular procedures