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Interventional Radiology in New Jersey

ImageCare Centers provides interventional radiology services in New Jersey. These minimally invasive, image-guided procedures are used to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions while 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 treat the cause of a medical condition directly.

Interventional radiology detects and treats 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 traditional treatments.

Since interventional radiology has replaced open surgery under applicable circumstances, our patients experience less pain, less recovery time, and less risk associated with 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 needed services.

When is Interventional Radiology Used?

Some conditions that interventional radiology is used to treat include:

Arteries

  • Narrowing of the arteries—IR helps radiologists insert balloons and stents, stretch the vessels, and inject clot-busting drugs into the artery via a catheter.
  • Aneurysms – IR relines the vessel with a stent graft.
  • Hemorrhage – IR relines the vessel with a stent graft and balloons.
  • Arterial Embolization for tumor reduction, AVM,  and pain relief
  • Geniculate Artery Embolization: Osteoarthritis pain relief for the Knee

Veins

  • Blood clots in the lungs – Small catheters may break up clots and restore blood flow.
  • Varicose veins – Embolization techniques can block the vessels, causing varicose veins.
  • Blocked veins – Balloons and stents open a blocked vein when narrowed. Catheter-assisted procedures are also used to dissolve blood clots.
  • Vein Ablation Utilizing heat and laser to treat venous insufficiency

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 that can be treated with embolization to block blood vessels.
  • PAE Prostatic Artery Embolization to help relieve discomfort and pressure from an enlarged prostate not responding to traditional treatments
  • Port/PICC Insertions– providing patients with venous access when long-term treatment needs or special medications are administered

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 remove the stones or place stents to allow drainage.

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

Our highly skilled team of five sub-specialized  Interventional Radiologists are leaders in their field and are fellowship-trained in vascular and interventional radiology and can perform the following procedures:

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 973-810-8100.

 

Venclose™ RF Ablation Catheter

The Venclose™ RF Ablation Catheter is the latest treatment option for endovenous radiofrequency (RF) ablation, the current standard of care for Chronic Venous Disease. This technology thermally coagulates a refluxing vein by delivering heat to the diseased vessel, which causes it to shrink.

 

UTERINE FIBROID EMBOLIZATION (UFE)

UFE is a minimally invasive procedure that blocks the blood supply of fibroid tumors in the uterus, making them shrink. It is performed by inserting a thin tube into a blood vessel and injecting tiny particles to stop blood flow. It is effective for symptomatic fibroids and can be done without surgery or hospital stay. ( see video) Call us for more information or consultation with our intervention specialists. (973-810-8100)