Jefferson University Hospitals

Tests & Treatments

  • Balloon Angioplasty with Stenting
    A nonsurgical procedure that is used to "open up" or dilate an obstructed artery that leads to the heart.

  • CT Scan
    A series of X-rays that can be used to visualize nearly all parts of the body in 3-D is known as a CT scan.

  • Cerebral Arteriogram
    A cerebral arteriogram, also called an angiogram, is a diagnostic study that uses X-ray and dye to visualize the blood vessels in the neck and brain.

  • Chemoembolization
    The purpose of chemoembolization is to inject chemotherapy drugs into the hepatic artery that supplies blood to the tumor in the liver. The artery is then often embolized – or blocked off – with tiny particles.

  • Immunoembolization
    If you have been diagnosed with a melanoma of the eye that has spread to the liver, our physicians developed this novel therapy to improve survival in ocular melanoma patients with liver metastases.

  • Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement & Removal
    If you or someone you care for has a history of or is at risk of developing blood clots in their legs and blood thinning medications have not been successful, your physician may recommend an inferior vena cava filter placement procedure.

  • Percutaneous Cryoablation
    Utilizing imaging technology such as CT, MRI or ultrasound, physicians insert "ablation" needles through your skin into the tumor.

  • Portal Hypertension Surgery
    You may be a candidate for portal hypertension surgery where surgeons use a "shunt" to help relieve the pressure within the blood vessels.

  • Radioembolization
    If you have primary or metastatic cancer that has spread to the liver, the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson is one of the few hospitals in the region to offer radioembolization as a treatment to shrink the tumors.

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
    This procedure, performed by trained interventional radiologists, blocks the arteries feeding blood to the fibroid tumors, thus allowing them to shrink and preserving the uterus.

  • Venogram
    This procedure uses a combination of contrast dye and X-rays to visualize the veins in the legs to diagnose deep vein thrombosis.