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Interventional Radiology in New Jersey

ImageCare Centers provides services for interventional radiology in New Jersey. These minimally invasive, image-guided procedures are used to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions while also being associated with fewer risks and shorter recovery times. During an interventional radiology procedure, tiny instruments such as small needles, guide wires, and catheters are guided through the skin and blood vessels to directly treat the cause of a medical condition.

Interventional radiology is used to detect and treat many diseases and conditions, from cancer and heart disease to varicose veins and kidney stones. Because interventional radiology has made open surgery unnecessary for conditions that used to require it, this practice has become an integral part of medical care. Interventional radiology patients benefit from reduced risks, shorter – or no – hospital stays, lower cost than open surgery, greater comfort, quicker convalescence, and a quicker return to work and other aspects of their daily lives. Additionally, the effectiveness of these procedures is often better than with traditional treatments.

Since interventional radiology has replaced open surgery under applicable circumstances, our patients experience less pain, less recovery time, and less risk that would be associated with an open surgery. Whether a patient needs interventional radiology for direct treatment through venous access, or imaging guidance to direct a needle for biopsies, ImageCare Centers provide patients with the services they needed.

When is Interventional Radiology Used?

Some conditions that interventional radiology is used to treat include:


  • Narrowing of the arteries – IR helps radiologist insert balloons and stents are used to stretch the vessels, as well as clot busting drugs into the artery via catheter.
  • Aneurysms – IR relines the vessel with a stent graft.
  • Hemorrhage – IR relines vessel with a stent graft and balloons.


  • Blood clots in the lungs – Small catheters may be used to break up clots and restore blood flow.
  • Varicose veins – Embolization techniques can block the vessels causing varicose veins.
  • Blocked veins – Balloons and stents are used to open a blocked vein when narrowed. Catheter assisted procedures are also used to dissolve blood clots.

Non-Vascular Intervention

  • Tumor therapies – IR can shrink or remove tumors at their primary site.
  • Liver, kidney, and other tumors – With the help of imaging, IR will use extreme cold or heat (ablation) to destroy tumors.
  • Uterine fibroids – Caused by heavy menstrual bleeding and pain, fibroids are benign tumors which can be treated with embolization to block blood vessels.

Stone Disease

  • Kidney stones – IR places an endoscope directly into the kidney and uses special instruments to break up the stones.
  • Gall stones – IR places catheter tubes through the liver to either remove the stones or place stents to allow drainage.

Come to ImageCare Centers for Minimally Invasive Imaging in Northern New Jersey

Dr. Scott Sosin at ImageCare Centers is fellowship trained in vascular and interventional radiology and can perform the following procedures:

  • Vascular Access (tunnel catheter, central parts, etc.)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
  • AV Fistula (creation through endovascular technique)
  • PTCs – Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography
  • TIPS – Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • CT-Guided/US-Guided Procedures (lung, liver, soft tissue, thyroid lymph nodes)
  • Biliary Procedures/Biliary Drainage
  • Catheter Removals
  • G-tube Placement
  • Y-90 Embolization Procedures
  • RF Ablations
  • Chemo Embolization

Our interventional radiology procedures are performed in an outpatient setting for your convenience and comfort. To schedule an appointment for minimally invasive imaging in northern New Jersey, complete our Online Appointment Request Form or call ImageCare Centers at 973-556-4910.