The Department of Interventional Radiology


Vascular Interventions

Vascular interventions are about treatment of peripheral blood vessels like angioplasty, stenting, endovenous ablation of varicose veins, embolisations and management of vascular malformations.

Neurointerventions

Neurointerventions offers endovascular treatment of cerebral arteriovenous malformations, intracranial aneurysms and intrarterial stroke therapy.

Non Vascular Interventions

Non vascular interventions offer biliary stent, drainage procedures, disc treatment, pain relief, and radiofrequency tumour ablation.

Besides what is mentioned above, Interventional Radiology encompasses many other procedures.

Technologies at SevenHills Hospital

SevenHills Hospital has advanced and sophisticated angiography equipment which combines the facility of high resolution digital angiography and 3D rotational angiography with CT scan to deliver exact treatment and confirm the results in single equipment.

By utilizing this unique facility, highly accurate treatment is done by dedicated and experienced interventional radiologists.

  • What Is Interventional Radiology?

    The field of interventional radiology includes a wide range of procedures to treat and diagnose diseases. For these procedures, an interventional radiologist – a physician who has received advanced training in this field – and other medical staff use x-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and other imaging technologies to view a patient’s internal system. The images are used to guide the insertion of small catheters and other instruments through blood vessels or pathways in the body for the diagnosis and treatment of certain health conditions.

    Interventional radiology procedures often involve only small skin incisions and are typically less painful and result in quicker recovery times than more invasive procedures.

  • What Are Some Commonly Used Interventional Radiology Procedures?

    A few common interventional radiology procedures include:

    • Angiography is performed to find blockages or narrowing of vessels. Often, blockages can be treated through other interventional radiology procedures, such as angioplasty.
    • Embolization is performed to stop heavy bleeding or hemorrhaging. This is achieved by inserting a substance through a catheter into a blood vessel.
    • Stent placement is performed to open up a blockage. A small coil - called a stent - is inserted inside a blood vessel and then expanded at the point of blockage.
    • Needle biopsy is performed to help diagnose a condition through the analysis of tissue biopsy. Imaging technologies guide the insertion of a small needle to obtain the tissue biopsy.