What Interventional Radiology procedures does Hunterdon offer?
The most common Interventional Radiology procedures at Hunterdon include: Angiography An X-ray exam of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems, angiography uses a catheter to enter the blood vessel and a contrast agent (X-ray dye) to make the artery or vein visible on the X-ray. Balloon Angioplasty Balloon angioplasty opens blocked or narrowed blood vessels by inserting a very small balloon into the vessel and inflating it. It is commonly used to unblock clogged arteries in the legs or arms, (called peripheral vascular disease or PVD), kidneys, the brain or elsewhere in the body. The ballooned area may be reinforced with a fabric-wrapped stent, which is a small, flexible meshlike tube used to “patch” the blood vessel. This is also called an endograph. Biliary Drainage and Stenting Billary Drainage and Stenting opens blocked ducts and allows bile to drain from the liver. Central Venous Access Central Venous Access involves the insertion of a tube ben