Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology


Interventional Radiology and Procedures

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology which combines imaging with minimally invasive procedures. The interventional radiologist is a trained physician specialized in targeting treatment using image modalities such as X-ray, ultrasound and CT for guidance.

IR is used for diagnostic purposes (e.g. angiography) or as an extension to diagnostic modalities as a therapeutic procedure (e.g. angioplasty).

A variety of treatments and services are available using interventional radiology.

The Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory is situated at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Melbourne on the first floor within Cardiovascular Care Center. The aim of the unit is to provide a specialist vascular ultrasound service offering a full range of ultrasound examinations.

Areas of treatment:

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)
  • Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Aortic Aneurysms – Endoluminal Stenting
  • Carotid Stenosis – Stenting and Angioplasty
  • Varicose Veins Treatment – Sclerotherapy
  • Varicose Veins Treatment – Vein Ablation
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Management – Thrombolysis
  • Thrombolysis and Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement
  • Pulmonary Embolism and Inferior Vena Cava Filter (IVC Filter)
  • Chemoembolization of Tumours
  • PICC Line Placement
  • Cavity Drainage