What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology, which performs
minimally invasive, image-guided therapies. Interventional radiology procedures
use imaging, such as X-ray, CT scan, or ultrasound, to “see”
the organ or disease. In comparison to conventional surgery, this less-invasive
treatment method offers patients smaller incisions, faster recovery times,
and typically fewer complications. There are interventional radiology
options for many common illnesses and surgical procedures. These include
artery blockages, uterine fibroids, and cancers of the lung, kidney and liver.
Therapies and Treatments
Our therapies at North Oaks Radiology Services include feeding tube placement
and maintenance, as well as the other services listed on this page.
- Treatment of blocked arteries and aneurysms
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
- For tumor diagnosis and gene analysis
- Breast biopsy; stereotactic, ultrasound, and MRI
- For therapy and MRI-enhanced diagnosis
Vascular Malformation Therapies:
- Treatment of arteriovenous malformations (AVM) and venous malformations
- Treatment of blood clots, varicose veins, and placement of venous catheters
for chemotherapy and kidney dialysis.
- Results are provided to your physician typically within 48 hours of your
visit. Studies are read by a board-certified radiologist with North Oaks
Imaging Associates, and are available to your physician in a CD format
Interventional Radiology Procedures are performed at:
North Oaks Medical Center
15790 Paul Vega, MD, Drive
Hammond, LA 70403
To schedule an appointment, call North Oaks Patient Scheduling between
7 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. We’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for
you. Call our Hammond location at (985) 230-7777 or our Livingston location
at (225) 686-4899.