Interventional Radiology

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s interventional radiologists are widely recognized by their peers as experts in the use of advanced medical technology to accurately diagnose and effectively treat vascular disease. This expertise enables our specialists to more frequently use minimally invasive treatments that help patients avoid open surgery, reduce recovery time, and minimize their hospital stay.

UT Southwestern’s interventional radiologists use state-of-the-art fluoroscopy (real-time X-ray imaging), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and catheter-based angiography, giving patients more convenience and less discomfort than traditional surgery.

Some of the interventional radiology procedures offered at UT Southwestern include:

Angiography 
Uses a catheter to assess conditions inside blood vessels
Balloon angioplasty 
Uses a tiny balloon to expand a blood vessel, opening narrowed or blocked arteries and enabling the placement of a stent to keep the vessel open
Embolization 
Delivers therapeutic agents to problem areas to treat aneurysms and other conditions
Stent procedure 
Uses a catheter to deliver a mesh-like tube to hold open a clogged vessel
Thrombolysis 
Administers medication at the site of a blood clot to dissolve the clot
Uterine fibroid embolization 
Uses therapeutic agents to shrink enlarged, benign tumors of the uterus

UT Southwestern’s vascular interventional radiology specialists enable the successful treatment of a wide variety of vascular conditions, including aortic and peripheral aneurysms, deep vein thrombosis, peripheral vascular disease, uterine fibroids, and circulation disorders in the liver, kidneys, and intestines. Our caring and compassionate specialists provide all of the advanced diagnostic and treatment procedures you need to regain and maintain your health.