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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology procedures use imaging guidance technology, along with the skill of a physician, to diagnose and treat certain illnesses.

One way this technology is used involves injecting dye into the artery.  The natural pumping action of the artery causes the dye to travel through the body. Sophisticated software tracks the progress of the dye and records where it has been. This provides a road map for the physician, and enables a catheter as thin as kite string to be inserted into the body through an artery in the groin area. Using the computer-created map, the physician guides the catheter through every bend and turn in the arteries on the way to the problem area.

For patients, interventional radiology provides:
  • A less invasive treatment method
  • Fewer side effects 
  • Faster recovery times
  • Cost savings
  • Increased quality of life
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 upon request.

Do you have a question about Interventional Radiology?

E-mail your questions and one of our staff members will reply within 48 hours: radiology@northoaks.org
Sorry, no medical advice can be exchanged.

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.

Hammond (985) 230-7777 
Livingston (225) 686-4899