Jefferson University Hospitals

Interventional Radiology

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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive procedures for both diagnostics and treatment, to guide instruments through the body to the affected area. Jefferson's Interventional Radiology Division consists of full-time faculty members, physician assistants and specifically trained nursing and technology personnel.

Facilities include four angiographic procedure rooms, a dedicated interventional CT scanner with integrated fluoroscopy and several high-end ultrasound units. The Division has an admitting service and an active clinic.

The Division was the first institution in the country to use vascular stents clinically and has extensive experience in endovascular procedures for treatment of all types of vascular disease. It has maintained a proactive approach to leading-edge procedures and therapies.

Our doctors in the Interventional Radiology Department performed the first VenaSeal™ procedure at Jefferson, making it the first of its kind performed at an academic hospital in Philadelphia. This procedure uses a medical adhesive for vein closure to treat venous insufficiency and varicose veins, allowing patients to walk out of the same-day procedure and immediately return to their daily activities. 

Common Interventional Radiology Procedures

  • Chemoembolization
  • CT angiography
  • Endovenous therapy of varicose veins
  • Radioembolization
  • Thermal ablation
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS)
  • Treatment of metastatic uveal (ocular) melanoma
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Vascular malformations

Additional Services Available

  • Arterial thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Aspiration and sclerosis of cysts
  • Balloon angioplasty
  • Biliary dilatation and stents
  • Biliary drainage procedures
  • Chest tube placement
  • Dialysis fistulograms
  • Dialysis graft or fistula repair
  • Diagnostic arteriograms
  • Embolization of arterial bleeding
  • Embolization of arteriovenous fistula
  • Embolization of endoleaks
  • Embolization of vascular malformations
  • Foreign body retrieval
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval
  • Jejunostomy feeding tube placement
  • Nephrostomy drainage catheter placement
  • Percutaneous abscess drainage
  • Peritoneal drainage catheter placement
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy placement
  • Thoracic drainage catheter placement
  • Transcatheter and needle biopsies
  • Ureteral dilatation and stents
  • Vascular stents and endografts
  • Venography
  • Venous access catheters
  • Venous port placement and removal
  • Venous sampling

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