Interventional Radiology is a specialty whereby minimally invasive procedures are performed with the use of image guidance (CT scans, ultrasounds, and x-rays). Interventional Radiology is less invasive than standard surgery because procedures are performed through small (millimeters) incisions made in the skin and the procedures are performed with the use of small catheters or tubes placed through the skin into the blood vessels and internal organs. Since these procedures can be performed without large surgical incisions, the risks and recovery times are significantly reduced; also through the use of image guidance, procedures can be performed more safely. A large number and variety of procedures are performed by the Interventional Radiology group at University of Colorado Hospital. These include a significant number of treatments for a wide variety of cancers, needle biopsies, placement of a wide variety of central venous lines for dialysis, tumor therapy, evaluation of the circulatory system through angiography, treatment of blockages of the arteries using balloon angioplasties or stent placement, diagnosis and treatment of venous disorders including varicosities and blood clots, treatment of infertility and chronic pelvic pain in women, treatment of uterine fibroids, treatment of cerebral aneurysms and vascular malformations, treatment of acute stroke, treatment of compression fractures of the spine, and many other minimally invasive procedures
Why choose uchealth?
The Interventional staff of the University of Colorado have over 60 collective years of experience in performing these procedures. They are all board certified from the American Board of Radiology; everyone who is allowed to be subspeciality boarded in Interventional Radiology has also successfully passed that examination.
Monday - Friday from 8:30AM to 5:00 PM
The University of Colorado Hospital
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
3rd Floor, Cardio Vascular Center
12605 E. 16th Ave.
Aurora, CO 80045