Interventional Radiology in New Jersey
Place your trust in The Medical Group of New Jersey for all of your medical imaging needs. We treat you as a person, not just a patient. Our skilled doctors and staff specialize in interventional radiology in New Jersey. This approach allows us to diagnose and treat a number of health concerns, without the expense or recovery time involved with traditional surgery.
What is Interventional Radiology?
This highly specialized field within radiology uses medical imaging to guide minimally invasive surgical procedures. The primary purpose is to diagnose and simultaneously treat certain conditions. Your doctor makes use of medical imaging techniques that includes radiological guidance from:
- X-ray fluoroscopy
- Computed tomography (CT
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
After interpreting the medical images, your doctor performs minimally invasive surgical procedures through small incisions. They are skilled in the manipulation of needles and the use of fine catheter tubes and wires to navigate around the body under imaging control. After your procedure, you typically return home the same day.
The Benefits of Interventional Radiology
Interventional radiology is less expensive, less risky, and less painful than traditional surgery. Furthermore, it is more effective. The small incisions mean little to no scarring. As an additional bonus, most of these procedures are outpatient, meaning they do not require being admitted to the hospital. Your shorter recovery time can be done in the comfort of your own home.
What Types of Procedures are Performed Using Interventional Radiology?
There are a number of different procedures that use interventional radiology. Some more prominent examples include, but are not limited to:
- Angioplasty – A small, balloon-tipped catheter repairs or unblock a blood vessel
- Angiography – An X-ray is taken of the arteries and veins to discover blockages or narrowing of the vessels
- Embolization – Small catheters and wires are used to block the flow of blood to cancer cells
- Radiofrequency ablation – Also called RFA, this minimally invasive technique shrinks the size of tumors or other growths in the body
- Stenting – Small mesh tubes are placed inside of the blood vessel and expanded to treat narrow or weak arteries
- Thrombolysis – Medication is injected used to dissolve blood clots and increase blood flow throughout the body
We consider it an honor to be a part of your journey towards improving your health so you’re able to live a longer, happier life. Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or to schedule your consultation.