Interventional Radiology

Angiography and Interventional Radiology at Peconic Bay Medical Center

Peconic Bay Medical Center's recently renovated angiography suite contains state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and treat diseases of the arteries and many other conditions. Angiography is part of a larger subspecialty of radiology called interventional radiology.

Interventional radiologists use angiography to visualize the inside of blood vessels. Interventional radiologists also perform a wide variety of other "non-vascular" procedures. For example, in the case of an infected kidney, a small catheter can be inserted to drain the infection and avoid surgery. To controlinternal bleeding, an interventional radiologist will use a catheter to locate the site of hemorrhage, and then treat it through a small incision in the groin.

Interventional radiology is on the fore front of medical innovation and has pioneered many minimally invasive procedures that improve patient health and quality of care.

A Diagnostic Radiologist is a physician who receives additional training in image-guided therapies. The Vascular and Interventional Radiologist utilizes fluoroscopy, digital radiography, computed tomography, sonography and magnetic resonance imaging to guide small devices inserted into the body through very small openings. These minimally invasive, image-guided approachesenable the safe performance of a large variety of effective therapeutic procedures, many without the need for general anesthesia or hospital admission.  Therapies include angioplasty, stent placement, thrombolysis, embolization, biliary and genitourinary drainages, abscess drainages and many more—American Board of Medical Specialties.