The Vascular and Interventional Clinic is located inside the 4th floor of the Main CMC hospital at 1000 Blythe Blvd.
Uterine Fibroids are the most common form of noncancerous uterine tumors, affecting 25 – 40% of American women. While not life-threatening, fibroids can cause significant discomfort and heavy menstrual bleeding. Fortunately, hysterectomy is no longer the only option. Charlotte Radiology’s interventional radiologists can perform a minimally invasive procedure called Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE) that can provide significant and lasting symptomatic relief without compromising fertility.
Peripheral Artery Disease Peripheral Artery Disease, or PAD, is a condition in which the arteries that carry blood to the legs become narrowed or clogged due to accumulation of atherosclerotic plaque. The disease limits blood flow to the tissues of the legs, which can cause pain with exertion. Also referred to as Peripheral Vascular Disease, […]
Interventional Oncology The interventional radiologists at Charlotte Radiology realize there are many options for cancer care. However, for many cancer patients, surgery may not be an option, and side effects from chemotherapy and surgery can weigh heavily on their minds. Our Interventional Radiologists approach cancer from a slightly different angle, providing minimally invasive cancer treatments. These treatments […]
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Deep Vein Thrombosis is a serious medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more of the body’s major deep veins (typically in the legs or pelvis), leading to blockage of blood flow. The result is significant discomfort and risk of serious health complications, like pulmonary embolism […]
Varicoceles A varicocele is a cluster of enlarged veins in the scrotum that causes blood to accumulate and increased pressure in the veins. Approximately 10% of all men have varicoceles, with the highest occurrence in younger men. Also, approximately 30% of infertile men have varicoceles. Varicoceles are treated with embolization, during which abnormal veins are […]
What is Pelvic Congestion Syndrome? Pelvic congestion syndrome arises from enlarged varicose veins in the pelvis. The condition is similar to varicose veins in the legs. In both, the valves that help blood return to the heart against gravity do not close properly. As a result, blood flows backwards and pools in the veins, which […]
What is Kyphoplasty? A minimally invasive image guided procedure to treat vertebral compression fractures. How is the procedure performed? Patients are given mild sedation through an IV inserted in the arm during the procedure. An interventional radiologist makes an incision near the compression fracture. A tube is placed into the vertebral body. A balloon tamp […]
What is Vertebroplasty? A minimally-invasive, image-guided procedure to treat vertebral compression fractures. During the procedure a medical bone cement is injected into the bone to create an internal cast for the fractured vertebra. How is the procedure performed? Patients are given sedation through an IV inserted in the arm during the procedure. An interventional radiologist makes an incision near the compression […]