Interventional radiology refers to minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. An interventional radiologist guides a thin catheter, which has a small camera attached, through an artery to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases.
Interventional radiology in Reston, Virginia
We use advanced diagnostic services to help you understand your condition.
Interventional medicine uses minimally invasive procedures guided by imaging tools to diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting the body. At Reston Hospital Center, our interventional radiology procedures help residents of Fairfax County recover more quickly.
Conditions treated with interventional radiology
Our interventional radiologists offer treatment for the following conditions:
- Aortic aneurysms
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- Heart conditions
- Liver, kidney and lung cancer
- Peripheral arterial disease (PAD)
- Pulmonary embolism
- Stroke and carotid artery disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Varicose veins
- Vertebral compression fractures
Interventional radiology services we offer
Interventional radiologists use diagnostic imaging to guide minimally invasive procedures and treat medical conditions.
What is interventional radiology?
Using computerized tomography (CT) scans, X-rays and other diagnostic imaging methods, your interventional radiologist guides instruments through the blood vessels of the body with needles and narrow tubes called catheters.
This type of procedure avoids the need for large incisions used in traditional surgery. Because interventional procedures are minimally invasive, you will benefit from less pain and a shorter recovery after procedures.