UT Southwestern's interventional radiologists perform more than 5,500 image-guided, minimally invasive surgeries annually. The field of interventional radiology developed in response to a growing need for minor procedures. As technology evolved, interventional radiologists innovated multiple minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open surgery.
Who We Are
Our highly skilled specialists are nationally recognized experts who have trained in X-ray fluoroscopy, Doppler ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine and functional imaging. By leveraging their clinical knowledge and expertise, our interventional radiologists perform most procedures in an outpatient setting, with minimal disruption to a patient's quality of life and overall functionality.
- Minimally invasive ablation of tumors (liver, kidney, bone, lung, etc.)
- Management of biliary obstructions (benign or malignant) and other gall bladder disorders
- Management of central venous access, including placement and removal of catheters and ports
- Management of abnormal fluid collections (abscess, pleural effusion, ascites)
- Management of benign or malignant conditions of the liver
- Management of vena cava filters (IVC filter placement and retrieval)
- Placement and management of feeding tubes
- Treatment of lower extremity venous insufficiency
- Varicose vein ablation
- Management of fistulas and grafts resulting from hemodialysis
- Management of obstructive uropathy, including placement of percutaneous nephrostomy tubes and nephroureteral stents
We work closely with other medical
and surgical specialties in a multidisciplinary approach to provide a spectrum
of clinical services and optimal patient care.