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Interventional Radiology

Whether you need to get to the bottom of your health concerns or need help managing an ongoing condition, you can count on the interventional radiology team at Guadalupe Regional Medical Center.

How interventional radiology helps
Our expert nursing staff, board-certified radiologists and interventional radiology doctor use advanced technology to perform procedures from biopsies to stent placements. And our high-tech equipment means we are also able to offer a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. This helps ensure your safety and improve your recovery after you undergo a procedure.

Most patients are referred to an interventional radiology doctor by their primary care provider or another specialist. If an abnormality is found on a routine scan, such as a mammogram or MRI, you can take the next step right here at GRMC. In most cases, our radiologists will take a sample of the tissue for analysis using an ultrasound- or CT-guided biopsy.

Patients with certain ongoing conditions, such as liver cancer or sclerosis, also see our interventional radiology team for ongoing care to help manage their comfort levels. Cardiac imaging, including stress tests and coronary calcium scans, can help you understand your risk for heart disease.

GRMC offers leading-edge care
At GRMC, we offer a full spectrum of interventional radiology procedures. Whether you need routine imaging or advanced interventions, we’ve got you covered. Some of the procedures that our team carries out most frequently include:

  • Abscess drainage
  • Bone marrow biopsy
  • Breast biopsy and fine needle aspiration
  • Central line placements
  • Central vascular access
  • CT- and ultrasound-guided biopsies
  • Dialysis catheter placement
  • Drain placement and exchange
  • Galactography imaging of the breast’s milk ducts
  • Hysterosalpingography (HSG) exam of the uterus and fallopian tubes
  • IVC filter placement
  • Joint aspirations
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Myelography to assess the spinal cord, nerves and lining
  • Needle aspirations
  • Paracentesis
  • PICC line placement
  • Pleural catheter placement
  • Spinal tap procedures (lumbar punctures)
  • Steroid joint injections
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thyroid fine needle aspiration
  • Tunneled PICC/Groshong catheter placement
  • Ultrasound-guided thrombin injection to treat pseudoaneurysms
  • Vertebroplasty

If you come in for a simpler procedure, you will most likely be cared for by a radiology doctor, nurse and technologists in our department. More complex procedures are often carried out by our interventional radiologist in the catheterization lab.

State-of-the-art technology
GRMC is committed to providing our community with access to the most advanced imaging technologies, all in one place. At GRMC, you have access to leading-edge technology. In fact, our equipment is second to none in the region. This means that if you are referred to a radiologist, the care you need can be found close to home.

Our suite of advanced imaging technologies includes high-tech MRI and CT technology that uses artificial intelligence to improve care and outcomes for patients. GRMC is also one of the only facilities in the region with 3-D robotic x-ray technology.

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