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Diagnostic Imaging: Interventional Radiology
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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. Some of these procedures are done for purely diagnostic purposes (e.g., angiogram), while others are done for treatment purposes (e.g., angioplasty). Pictures (images) are used to direct these procedures, which are usually done with needles or other tiny instruments like small tubes called catheters. The images provide road maps that allow the Interventional Radiologist to guide these instruments through the body to the areas of interest. For many years, surgery was the only treatment available for many conditions. Today, interventional radiology treatments are first-line care for a wide variety of conditions. It is important to know all of your treatment options before consenting to any procedure or surgery. 

Our Services

At Central DuPage Hospital (CDH), Interventional radiology procedures are performed on an outpatient basis and on an inpatient basis for hospitalized patients. Interventional radiology also is available for emergency and trauma patients. Procedures we perform include but are not limited to:

Arterial Therapy

  • Treatment for thoracic, abdominal and other aneurysms
  • Treatment for carotid artery disease
  • Treatment for arm claudication or vertebral insufficiency
  • Treatment for peripheral arterial vascular disease and ulcers/wounds
  • Treatment of renal artery hypertension
  • Treatment for active bleeding related to trauma, gastrointestinal ulcers, tumors, diverticulosis and hemoptysis
  • Treatment of arteriovenous malformations
  • Thrombolytic therapy for acute ischemia to the arm, leg or gut (mesentery)
  • Uterine artery embolization for the treatment of post-partum bleeding and symptomatic uterine fibroids

Venous Therapy

  • TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt) procedure or surgical portacaval shunt to treat variceal bleeding, refractory ascites and/or refractory hydrothorax due to portal hypertension
  • Pelvic congestion syndrome
  • Varicocele embolization
  • Treatment of venous thromboembolic disease: deep venous (DVT) and pulmonary (PE) including thrombolytic therapy, thrombectomy and vena cava filter placement
  • Varicose and spider vein ablation
  • Chronic venous insufficiency of the legs
  • Treatment of venous occlusions causing arm or leg swelling, Budd Chiari syndrome, Thoracic outlet syndrome or SVC syndrome
  • Venous sampling for adrenal glands, kidneys and pancreas

Oncologic Therapy

  • Core biopsies of suspected tumor lesions
  • Endovascular therapy of primary and metastatic tumors to the liver, kidney, adrenal gland, spleen and bone with embolization, chemoembolization, chemodrug infused microbeads and/or radioactive spheres
  • Percutaneous ablative therapy for primary and metastatic disease to liver, lung, kidney, soft-tissue, adrenal gland and bone
  • Pleurex catheter placement for malignant pleural effusions and ascites
  • Hickman catheter, Apheresis catheter and CT Power-injectable Chest Ports

Other Percutaneous and/or Endoluminal Non-Vascular Therapy

  • Fallopian tube recanalization to treat infertility conditions
  • Draining of abscess, painful cysts and abnormal fluid collections
  • Thoracentesis, paracentesis and pleurodesis
  • Biopsies of thyroid, solid organ, soft tissue and bone mass/lesions
  • Transjugular liver biopsy with hemodynamic measurements
  • Treatment of bile duct and gallbladder disease through the placement of drainage tubes, cholangioplasty, metallic stents and stone extraction
  • Urinary interventions such as percutaneous nephrostomy, nephroureteral or internal ureteral stent placement
  • Access for surgical nephrolithotomy or laser lithotripsy
  • Gastrostomy or gastrojejunostomy feeding tubes
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for thoracolumbar vertebral body fractures

Dialysis Access

  • Central venous access, including Hemodialysis catheter
  • Permanent access creation (AV fistula or graft) in hemodialysis patients
  • Declotting of AV fistula hemodialysis patients
  • Catheter placement for peritoneal dialysis

If you are a patient and wish to learn more about these procedures please visit the Society of Interventional Radiology Web site (www.sirweb.org) or American College of Radiology Web site (www.radiologyinfo.org).

The Team

The interventional radiology team is composed of individuals with extensive experience in interventional radiology procedures. The team includes:

  • Board-certified interventional radiologists*
  • Board-certified vascular surgeons*
  • Licensed radiological technologists with sub-specialization in interventional radiology
  • Registered nurses with additional credentials in critical care subspecialty

Locations and Hours

Central DuPage Hospital
25 N. Winfield Road
Winfield, Illinois 60190

Monday-Friday  7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A staff member is on-call 24 hours for emergency procedures.

Call for an Appointment

Please call 630-933-4487 for more information on Interventional Radiology or to schedule an appointment.

*Special note: Some Interventional Radiology physicians are independent practitioners on the medical staff of Central DuPage Hospital. They are not employees of Central DuPage Hospital.