Medical Imaging: lnterventional Radiography (Fluoroscopy)

​Interventional Radiology (IVR) or "special procedures" is an expanding area of imaging used to diagnose and treat vascular and non-vascular diseases. IVR is a minimally invasive technique that is less risky for patients and usually reduces time spent in the hospital. These procedures are performed with local or intravenous sedation and are guided by fluoroscopy, CT or ultrasound.

Referrals to special procedures can be made by hospital-based or community partners, after consult with an interventional radiologist.

A radiologist examines patient results on his computer.

Gastrointestinal radiology (special) procedures

St. Joseph’s interventional radiology (special) procedures include:

  • Diagnostic angiography / venography and embolization
  • Musculoskeletal (MSK) procedures including joint injections, arthrography, or aspirations
  • Ureteral stent insertions
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy
  • Feeding tube insertions
  • Minor procedures including biopsies and drainage
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Venous access services including adult portacath insertions
  • Percutaneous renal mass cryoablation

Gastrointestinal radiography/fluoroscopy services at St. Joseph’s include:

  • Water-soluble enema
  • Kidney x-ray or intravenous pyelogram (IVP)
  • Small bowel examinations
  • Upper gastrointestinal series/barium swallow
  • Modified barium swallow
  • Defecating proctogram
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