Vascular & Interventional Procedures
Our vascular and interventional radiologists use image guidance to perform a list of non-surgical treatment alternatives for our patients. From uterine fibroid embolization and enlarged prostate treatment all the way to the most innovative cancer treatments, our subspecialized radiologists are highly skilled and committed to providing top-level patient care and the latest in minimally invasive techniques.
Aortic Aneurysm An aortic aneurysm is an abnormal bulging or weakness in the wall of the aorta. Aortic aneurysms can occur either in the chest (Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm, TAA) or in the abdomen (Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, AAA). Though typically asymptomatic, they can enlarge over time and rupture. Aortic aneurysm risk factors include family history, male […]
Arterial Aneurysm An aneurysm is an abnormal bulging or weakness in the wall of an artery. Aneurysms can occur in the arteries supplying the kidneys and gut, and in arteries supplying the pelvis and legs. Aneurysms are typically asymptomatic and can enlarge over time. Risk factors include smoking and hypertension. Aneurysm rupture can be life […]
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH), or enlarged prostate, becomes increasingly common as men age. It’s estimated that half of men in their 50s have an enlarged prostate, and up to 90% of men in their 70s and 80s. As the prostate becomes enlarged, it presses on the urethra and causes bothersome lower […]
Compression Fractures Compression fractures occur in the spine when bones and vertebrae become soft and weak. Quite often the cause is osteoporosis, a disease that affects more than 10 million Americans. Osteoporosis is marked by weakened and brittle bones and typically results in height loss and spine curvature. This kind of stress on the bones […]
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 […]
Liver Cancer Surgery is often not an option for liver cancer, and chemotherapy can sometimes be ineffective. Minimally invasive interventional oncology treatments are a viable option for many cases of liver cancer, as well as kidney and lung cancer. These treatments can preserve the affected organ by delivering targeted treatments that can attack the cancer […]
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome Pelvic congestion syndrome, or PCS, results from pelvic venous insufficiency (PVI), where the pelvic veins become enlarged (similar to varicose veins that are common in the lower legs). With PVI, pelvic varicose veins bulge and stretch, causing chronic pelvic pain and a sensation of heaviness in the lower pelvis. Pelvic Congestion Syndrome […]
Percutaneous AV Fistula Creation Percutaneous Fistula Creation is a minimally invasive outpatient option for patients with kidney disease nearing or already on dialysis. The minimally invasive procedure is an alternative to surgical fistula creations and is created through a small hole in the skin without surgical incisions. Through the hole, the artery and vein are […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
Vascular Malformations Vascular malformations can exist in veins, arteries, capillaries or lymphatic vessels—or a combination of these. Although present at birth, not all vascular malformations are noticed right away. Some become apparent years later. Vascular malformations occur during the development of arteries, but the cause is unknown. Charlotte Radiology’s interventional radiologists and the vascular anomalies […]