Interventional imaging services in Wabash Valley
Terre Haute Regional Hospital's interventional radiology (IR) program uses state-of-the-art techniques to perform minimally invasive procedures. Our interventional radiologists and imaging specialists collaborate to provide premium care while educating and involving you throughout your treatment.
For an appointment, ask your physician for a referral to our regional imaging center. You can always call the imaging services department at (812) 237-1625.
What is interventional radiology?
Interventional radiologists specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. Using image guidance, the radiologist guides small instruments, such as catheters, through the blood vessels or other pathways to diagnose and treat diseases. Interventional radiology is often a good alternative to traditional surgery because procedures are less invasive and less risky. The patient benefits by experiencing less pain and shorter recovery time.
Conditions we treat with interventional radiology
Our interventional radiologists use minimally invasive procedures to treat a variety of conditions and diseases, such as:
- Blood vessel disease
- Blood clots in the lung
- Blocked veins
- Uterine fibroids
- Kidney tumors
- Kidney stones
Procedures we perform with interventional radiology
Biopsies are safely performed with imaging guidance such as ultrasounds, mammography, X-ray and/or computed tomography (CT). This guidance helps determine exactly where to place the needle to perform the biopsy. Often, the tissue is removed by placing a needle through the skin to the area of abnormality. Once the tissue is removed, it is delivered to the laboratory for further testing.
Drainages and aspirations
Drainages and aspirations can also be performed using interventional radiology. Image-guided drainage or aspiration is the removal of fluid that relieves pressure and may be examined for disease.