Interventional radiology provides minimally invasive treatment for complex conditions

Interventional radiology procedures require a collaboration of interventional radiologists on the medical staff, radiology nurses and radiologic technologists—all trained specialists in their fields.

Interventional radiologists on the medical staff at Baylor Scott & White Health use their expertise in interpreting X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT and other diagnostic imaging studies to understand, visualize, diagnose and treat the full scope of a disease. This allows the interventional radiologist to map out the procedure and tailor it to your individual needs.

Conditions treated

Baylor Scott & White Health offers patients of all ages a full range of interventional radiology treatments, including sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic procedures for heart disease, cancers, uterine fibroids, deep vein thrombosis and more.

Interventional radiology procedures

By using long, thin tubes called catheters inserted through small incisions and guided through the body with advanced imaging technology, interventional radiologists can deliver treatment without open surgery.

  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Embolization
  • Thrombolysis
  • Central venous access catheter (CVAC)
  • Endovenous laser treatment
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Chemoembolization
  • Biliary drainage and stenting
  • Gastrostomy
  • Hemodialysis access maintenance
  • Radiofrequency vertebral augmentation and tumor ablation
  • TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt)
  • Fallopian tube catheterization
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement and retrieval

Less risk, better results

Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and shorter recovery time, and often deliver the same or better results without surgical risks and long hospital stays.

  • IR technology is patient-friendly
  • Outpatient or brief hospital stays
  • Tiny incisions minimize scarring
  • Less pain and blood loss
  • Quick recovery time
  • Often less expensive than traditional surgery