Radiology and Imaging
If you have a disease affecting your organs, interventional radiology can be used to diagnose or treat it. Our interventional radiologists in Eau Claire use minimally invasive procedures so you have less pain, fewer complications and shorter recovery time.
What conditions are treated with interventional radiology?
Our interventional radiologists treat many common conditions, including:
- Dialysis access
- Infertility (male and female)
- Peripheral artery disease
- Uterine fibroids
- Varicose veins
- Vascular disease
What types of interventional radiology procedures are available?
We offer a variety of procedures to treat you, including:
- Angioplasty — A small hollow tube called a catheter is threaded through a blood vessel to the affected artery. A small balloon on the tip of the catheter is inflated to reopen the artery and flatten the blockage into the artery wall, while at the same time stretching the artery open to increase blood flow. A mesh framework called a stent may be inserted in the artery to help keep it open. This is the same procedure used to open heart arteries.
- Tumor ablation — If you have a tumor or abnormal growth of tissue in the bile duct, genital organs or urinary tract, the abnormal tissue is injured or destroyed with heat, extreme cold, lasers or a chemical.
- Image-guided treatment of liver tumors — This procedure places a needle into the liver tumor and creates an electrical current which releases heat. The heat destroys the unwanted cells.
- Uterine fibroid embolization — Also called uterine artery embolization, a catheter is used to inject small particles (embolic agents) into the uterine arteries to block blood flow to the fibroids causing them to shrink and die.