Medical Imaging: Radiology

General Radiology/Radiography or x-ray uses x-rays passed through your body to create a picture of internal structures of your body. These images are used to identify disease or injury.  

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.

Interventional 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