Interventional Radiology

Resurrection Medical Center
7447 West Talcott Avenue
Chicago, IL 60631

Interventional Radiologists use their skills in reading x-rays, CT scans and ultrasound images to guide small instruments such as catheters (long thin tubes measuring only several millimeters in diameter) through the blood vessels or other anatomic pathways to treat or diagnose disease percutaneously (through the skin). These procedures are typically much less invasive and much less costly than traditional surgery.

Procedures that we perform include:

  • Angiography - an x-ray exam of the arteries and veins to diagnose blockages and other blood vessel problems.
  • Balloon Angioplasty - opens blocked or narrowed blood vessels by inserting a very small balloon into the vessel and inflating it.
  • Central Venous Access - insertion of a tube beneath the skin and into the blood vessels to provide a painless way of drawing blood or delivering medications directly into the blood stream over a period of weeks, months or even years.
  • Chemoembolization - anti-cancer drugs are injected directly into a cancerous tumor. Currently being used to treat cancers of the endocrine system, including liver cancer and radio-frequency tumor ablation.
  • Percutaneous Biopsy - a needle is inserted into an area to extract a tissue sample for analysis.
  • Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) - a procedure to improve blood flow and prevent hemorrhage in patients with severe liver dysfunction.
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) - a procedure to shrink painful, enlarged, benign tumors in the uterus. This is done by injecting synthetic material inside one or more of the blood vessels that supply the fibroid tumors with blood.
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vertebroplasty - a procedure that strengthens a fractured or broken vertebra (small bones that make up the spinal column) by injecting a special cement mixture through a needle into the fractured bone.

What do we offer?

  • Highly experienced technical and nursing staff
  • Sedation services available for prolonged procedures by on-site nursing staff
  • State-of-the-art General Electric Innova 4100 Special Procedures Suite
  • Pre-authorization specialist to help you with your insurance needs
  • 40cm x 40cm Revolution detector covers more anatomy with fewer pictures
  • Images accessible electronically for on-staff physicians
  • Hospital support services for those with specialized needs
  • Dedicated radiology coder

ACR Accredited

Our Interventional Radiology Department is accredited by the American College of Radiology.

Professional Staffing

  • Experienced Interventional Radiologists fellowship trained in Interventional and Neuroradiology
  • Members of the American Society of Neuroradiology and the Society of Interventional Radiology
  • All ARRT Certified Technologists
  • On-site Radiology certified registered nurses
Hours of Operations
Monday - Friday 7.00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday - Sunday Emergencies Only

To schedule an appointment call 773-792-5860.

How do I prepare?

For most interventional radiology procedures, you will need to fast beginning midnight the night before. Small sips of water to take your medication are allowed. You may be asked to have some laboratory tests (blood work) before your exam. A member of our nursing staff will call you prior to the day of your exam for a medical history, current medication(s) list, the reason for your test and will answer any questions you may have.

Before undergoing an interventional radiology procedure, please inform your physician or technologist if you are pregnant and/or if you have any allergies to intravenous contrast (dye) or iodine.

You will wear a hospital gown during your procedure. Bring your physician’s orders, insurance card, and picture ID with you and arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.

Who do I call with additional questions regarding my exam?

For questions on how the exam will be performed, questions about prep instructions or post-procedure instructions, or to reschedule your exam, call Special Procedures at 773-792-5860.

For general questions about your physician’s order or for your exam results, contact your physician’s office.

Call 877-RES-INFO for Nurse Advice, Doctor Referrals or Class Registration Monday - Friday 8 am to 8 pm - Weekends 8 am to 4pm

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