In addition to cancer, vascular, spine, and pelvic treatments, the interventional radiologists at WVU perform a range of other minimally invasive procedures that include:

Angioplasty

Catheters

  • Central venous catheters
  • Kidney – dialysis catheters
  • Liver – peritoneal dialysis catheter
  • Lung – pleural catheters
  • Vascular access – dialysis catheters
  • Vascular access – peripherally inserted Central catheter (PICC or PIC line)

Drainage

Abscess and chest drainage – percutaneous fluid drainage

  • Abdomen – paracentesis
  • Lung – thoracentesis
  • Liver – biliary drainage and stenting
  • Gallbladder – cholecystectomy drain
  • Vascular access – power line

Hormones

  • Adrenal vein sampling

Needle biopsy

  • Image-guided biopsy of mass or lump. An alternate option to surgical biopsy

Port, Stent, and Tube Placement

  • Port placement and removal
  • Kidney – nephrostomy
  • Kidney – ureteral stent
  • Artery stent

Shunt

  • Liver intervention – transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)