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Interventional Radiology

Minimally invasive, targeted treatments

Interventional radiology (IR) involves using radiologic imaging to guide a procedure. Radiologic imaging includes methods such as X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This enables diagnosis and treatment that is minimally invasive. IR treatments have become the primary method of care for a variety of conditions, offering less risk, pain and recovery time compared to open surgery.

IR procedures include:

  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Hemoembolization and radiofrequency ablation for treatment of cancers
  • Angioplasty
  • Stent placement for opening blocked arteries in legs
  • Ablation of varicose veins
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) for recurrent ascites
  • Help with bleeding due to cirrhosis
  • Inferior vena cava filter placement and retrieval
  • Stents for blocked arteries of kidneys causing hypertension
  • Embolization of varicoceles

Referral required for this service. If you need one, talk to your primary care provider.

To establish care with a St. Luke’s primary care provider, call 218.249.4000 or find a clinic near you.

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