Specialty Procedures

Diagnostic Angiography

Angiography is the radiographic study of the blood vessels. An angiogram uses a radiopaque substance, or contrast medium, to make the blood vessels visible under x-ray. Angiography is used to detect abnormalities including narrowing or blockages in the blood vessels throughout the circulatory system and in some organs. The procedure is commonly used to identify atherosclerosis, to diagnose heart disease, to evaluate kidney function, to map renal anatomy in transplant donors, to detect an aneurysm, tumor, blood clot, and to diagnose problems with the retina of the eye. It is also used to provide surgeons with an accurate vascular map of the heart prior to open-heart surgery or of the brain prior to neurosurgery.

  • Cerebral
  • Carotids
  • Pulmonary
  • Renal
  • Mesenteric
  • Upper Extremity
  • Lower Extremity
  • Aorta

Diagnostic Venography

Venography is the radiography of veins. A venogram uses a radiopaque substance, or contrast medium, to make the veins visible under x-ray. Venography is the most accurate test for detecting deep vein thrombosis which can lead to pulmonary embolism, a potentially fatal condition.

  • Upper Extremity
  • Lower Extremity
  • Dialysis Fistulagram

Vascular Intervention

  • Renal/Mesenteric angioplasty and stenting
  • Aortoiliaic angioplasty and stenting
  • Lower extremity revascularization- angioplasty, plaque removal, and stenting
  • Arterial thrombolysis
  • Venograms with angioplasty and stenting
  • Venous thrombolysis for DVT
  • IVC filter placement- removable and permanent
  • Dialysis fistula/ graft intervention
  • Embolization
    • Tumor embolization and chemoembolization
    • Bronchial artery embolization
    • Uterine embolization
    • GI Bleeding
  • Dialysis catheter placement
  • Tunneled central venous access
  • Arm port placement
  • Chest port placement

Non- Vascular Intervention

  • Transhepatic Cholangiogram with drainage and/or stenting
  • Gastrostomy tubes
  • Gastrostomy to jejunostomy conversions
  • Nephrostomy tubes
  • Ureteral stent placement and ureteral PTA
  • Tunneled pleural and peritoneal drains
  • Kyphoplasty/ Vertebroplasty
  • Transjugular liver biopsies
  • Percutaneous CT and Ultrasound guided biopsies
  • Paracentesis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Abscess Drainages