Interventional radiology is a sub-specialty of radiology that utilises advanced technology to perform minimally-invasive, image-guided therapies for a variety of diseases in almost every organ system. In some cases such treatments are alternatives to more invasive, riskier surgical options, whereas in other cases, Interventional Radiology offers entirely novel treatments that were previously unavailable to patients.

Diagnosis and Treatment of: 

  • Biliary Obstruction
  • Gastro-Intestinal Haemorrhage
  • Traumatic haemorrhage
  • Haemoptysis
  • Hydronephrosis
  • Hypertension
  • Infection/Abscess
  • Infertility
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Liver Cirrhosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Bone Cancer
  • Malnutrition
  • Mesenteric Ischemia
  • Pelvic Congestion/Varicocele
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Renal Artery Stenosis
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic/Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Uterine Fibroids  
  • Vascular Malformations
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Renal failure
  • Benign tumour requiring treatment

Procedures (please note that the list below is not exhaustive)

  • Biopsies (ultrasound or CT-guided)
  • Abscess Management (collection drainage under ultrasound or CT guidance)
  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Angioplasty and Stenting for Peripheral Vascular Disease
  • Arterial Chemoembolization and Radioembolization for the Treatment of Liver Cancer
  • Biliary Interventions
  • Dialysis Graft Maintenance with fistula angioplasty, thrombectomy or thrombolysis
  • Direct Tumor Ablation (Radiofrequency [RFA], Cryoablation) of Liver, Lung, Kidney and Bone Tumors
  • Feeding Tube Placement  
  • Embolisation for Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Gonadal Vein Embolization for Varicocele
  • Percutaneous Introduction of Central Venous Catheters and Ports for example for the Infusion of Chemotherapeutic Agents and Haemodialysis
  • Thrombolysis of Arterial Occlusions and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS) for Ascites and Variceal Bleeding in end–stage Liver Disease (ESLD)
  • Uterine Artery Embolization for Uterine Fibroids
  • Venous Embolisation for Varicose Veins and Venous Insufficiency
  • Embolisation of benign tumours, for example renal angiomyolipoma
  • IVC filter insertion for prevention of pulmonary embolism
  • Pre-operative embolisation for high-risk tumours, e.g. spleen, kidney etc.
  • Nephrostomy and ureteric stent insertion
  • Abdominal aortic stent insertion (endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, EVAR)
  • Management of Endoleaks following EVAR

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