Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists use advanced imaging (ultrasounds, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans, and other innovative methods) to see inside the body and treat complex conditions – including cardiovascular disease and cancer – less invasively and with unprecedented precision. Interventional radiology can be used to treat conditions in virtually all of the body’s organ systems, including:

  • Digestive organs – stomach, intestines, and liver
  • Nerve tissues – spinal cord and brain
  • Chest cavity – lungs and respiratory system
  • Heart and vascular system – arteries, veins, and blood vessels
  • Musculoskeletal system – spine, bones, and joints
  • Genital and urinary organs – testes, uterus, and kidneys
  • Other tissues and organs

Our interventional radiologists work both independently and in collaboration with other Cooper health care professionals and medical and surgical specialists. From initial consultation to follow-up care, Cooper Interventional Radiology is an integral part of your health care team.

Conditions and Treatment Services

Using an array of imaging services – including fluoroscopy, computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging – our interventionists perform a range of treatments for a number of conditions.

Interventional Oncology

  • Conditions – liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma, cholangiocarcinoma, other), liver metastases (colon or rectum, neuroendocrine, breast, other), kidney cancer, lung cancer, adrenal tumors
  • Services – embolization, chemoembolization, Yttrium-90 (90Y) radioembolization; microwave ablation, cryoablation, alcohol ablation; biopsies; and placement, removal and revision

Men’s Health

  • Conditions – benign prostatic hyperplasia, varicocele
  • Services – prostate artery embolization, varicocele embolization

Women’s Health

  • Conditions – uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, pelvic congestion syndrome, infertility
  • Services – uterine artery/uterine fibroid embolization, gonadal vein embolization, fallopian tube recanalization

Venous Disease 

  • Conditions – superficial venous disease and varicose veins, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, May-Thurner syndrome, Paget-Schroetter syndrome
  • Services – varicose vein ablation, sclerotherapy, inferior vena cava filter insertion and removal, thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting, thrombectomy

Dialysis Access Interventions

  • Conditions – hemodialysis access, access malfunction
  • Services – dialysis access catheters, maintenance of dialysis fistula/graft patency (de-clot, thrombolysis, angioplasty, stenting), peritoneal dialysis access creation and maintenance

Portal Hypertension

  • Conditions – portal hypertension, esophageal varices, gastric varices, variceal bleeding, ascites, portal vein thrombosis, Budd-Chiari syndrome
  • Services – transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt, retrograde transvenous obliteration, portal vein recanalization, paracentesis, peritoneal drain placement, peritoneal-venous shunt placement

Genitourinary Interventions

  • Conditions – hydronephrosis, ureter obstruction, angiomyolipoma
  • Services – nephrostomy, ureteral stenting, endo-urinary biopsy, ablation, stricture therapy, embolization

Biliary Tract Disease

  • Conditions – bile duct obstruction, bile leak, cholecystitis 
  • Services – percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage, cholangioplasty, stenting, cholecystostomy, biliary biopsy

Liver, Kidney, Pancreas, and Lung Transplant Interventions

  • Conditions – rejection, infection, abscess, vascular problems (stenosis, bleeding), bile duct obstruction, bile leak, hydronephrosis, ureter obstruction, urine leak, pleural effusion
  • Services – angiography, venography, angioplasty, stenting, transjugular liver biopsy, biliary drainage, cholangioplasty, nephrostomy, ureteral stents, chest tubes

Vascular Malformation

  • Conditions – arteriovenous malformation, hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia
  • Services – angiography, embolization, lymphangiogram

Other Nonvascular Services

  • Conditions – abscess, pleural effusion, malnutrition, intestinal leak, pancreas leak, fistulae, lymphatic abnormalities
  • Services – imaging-guided drainage, feeding tube placement and management, lymphangiogram and lymphatic embolization

Osseous/Pain Interventions

  • Conditions – malignant/benign bone lesions, osteoporotic fracture, chronic neurologic/vascular/oncologic pain
  • Services – image-guided biopsy, cement fixation, spinal augmentation (kyphoplasty/ vertebroplasty/ablation), celiac plexus block, lumbar sympathectomy, peripheral nerve block, stellate ganglion block, MLF block, peripheral and central nerve ablation

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with one of Cooper’s interventional radiologists, call 856.342.3094 or 856.342.2048.