Interventional & Vascular

Today, it’s commonplace to find radiologists not only in the reading room, but in the operating room—applying advanced technology, training, and expertise to patient care. Enhanced with the precision of image guidance, procedures that once required major surgery are now performed by radiologists using precise, minimally-invasive techniques on an outpatient basis. This makes for faster procedure and recovery time, minimizes patient discomfort and, in most cases, eliminates the need for a hospital stay.

Carolina Radiology works closely with the hospitals and other medical institutions we serve to build leading interventional radiology programs. This ensures that patients have access to quality care that leads to precise diagnostic insights, support for treatment planning, and less-disruptive paths to relief from the effects of illness, injury, and disease.

Interventional subspecialties and procedures performed by Carolina Radiology physicians

A key strength of Carolina Radiology is our ability to tailor the expertise of our team to the specific needs of our partner sites. Our interventional radiologists provide the following services:

  • Interventional angiography, vascular, and drainage procedures—less-invasive methods of diagnosing or treating disorders of, or facilitating frequent access, to the blood vessels. Interventional angiography and vascular procedures are performed for a wide range of purposes, including:
    • Brain attack—imaging blood vessels in or leading to the brain to confirm or rule out, assess, or treat a stroke
    • Stroke prevention—restoring blood flow or repairing weak areas of blood when abnormalities that increase stroke risk have been found
    • Abdominal aortic aneurysm treatment—repairing the abdominal aorta to reduce risk of potentially life-threatening internal bleeding
    • Vascular access—installing ports for patients whose veins need to be accessed frequently for injections, intravenous treatments, or dialysis
    • Drainage procedures—installing tubes to drain excess fluid from organs and body cavities in patients undergoing treatment for cancer or other disorders
  • Interventional neuroradiology—a radiology subspecialty focused on minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment procedures for disorders and injuries of the head, neck, and spine
  • Pain management—minimally-invasive procedures designed to relieve pain, including image-guided joint injections, nerve blocks, and spine surgeries

Procedures performed by our interventional radiologists include:

  • Arterial atherectomy
  • Ultrasound-assisted lysis of pulmonary embolism
  • DVT pharmaco-mechanical thrombolysis
  • Uterine artery embolization
  • Gonadal vein embolization
  • Arm ports
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Port lysis
  • Tunneled chest and abdominal drainage catheters
  • Celiac axis blocks
  • Etoh cyst ablation
  • Supra-aortic vessel origin stenting
  • Brain tumor embolization (predominantly meningiomas)
  • Epistaxis treatment
  • Consultative services and treatment for cervical and cerebral vascular trauma