What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology refers to a variety of minimally invasive therapeutic techniques which rely on image-guidance through the use of fluoroscopy (x-ray video), CT, and ultrasound. Radiographic techniques give the veterinarian visualization of anatomic structures in the respiratory, vascular, gastrointestinal, and urinary tracts. 

Examples include placement of stents in the nasopharynx, trachea, urethra, and ureter. CT and fluoroscopy also aid in the placement of guide wires, biopsy needles, and brachytherapy catheters. These procedures replace previously performed open surgical procedures. Minimally invasive procedures result in improved outcomes, faster healing, and reduced pain. 

Interventional Radiology Procedures


    Esophageal Stricture Balloon Dilation

    Rectal Stricture Balloon Dilation


    Nasopharyngeal Stent

    Tracheal Stent   


    Urethral Stent 

    Ureteral Stent 

    Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass


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