Kidneys and Dialysis
Using minimally-invasive procedures, interventional radiologists are able to relieve many urinary problems with less risk, less pain, and
less recovery time than traditional surgeries.
It is common to seek treatment from an interventional radiologist if you are experiencing a blocked urinary tract, chronic kidney failure/disease that requires either temporary or permanent dialysis, or even kidney cancer. Typically, these treatments take advantage of advanced imaging techniques, including ultrasound and fluoroscopy, to assess structures inside the body in real-time.
For dialysis patients, Interventional Radiology may play a crucial role in restoring blood flow in fistulas (a direct connection from an artery to a vein), or in detecting problems such as clots or narrowing of the veins. These interventions can prolong the patency of vascular access and improve the therapeutic outcomes for patients with CKD.