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