The interventional radiologist uses non-surgical catheter-based techniques to treat many diseases and blockages of the blood vessels and solid organs (liver, kidneys). These techniques include angiography (use of contrast medium to make blood vessels visible on x-ray); angioplasty (use of an inflatable balloon device to open vessels): placement of a stent (spring-like device to hold a vessel open): and embolization (intentional blockage of a blood vessel). These procedures may eliminate, simplify, or complement various kinds of surgeries. This discipline also includes neuro-interventional radiology in which similar techniques are used in treating vascular and non-vascular diseases of the head and neck such as aneurysm, vascular malformation and tumor.
|Beerman, Amanda L MSN, FNP||Marquette|
|Mehall, Christopher J MD||Marquette|
|Ouimette, Michael V MD||Marquette|
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