radiology procedures involve the treatment of the patient,
as well as the diagnosis of disease. The exams treat an ever-widening
range of conditions inside the body from outside the body
by inserting various small instruments or tools, such as
catheters or wires, with the use of various x-ray and imaging
techniques (i.e., CT scanners, fluoroscopy and ultrasound
scanners). Interventional radiology offers an alternative
to the surgical treatment of many conditions and can eliminate
the need for hospitalization, in some cases.
Angiography, Arteriovenous Malformations (AVM), Balloon
Angioplasty, Biliary Drainage and stenting, Central Venous
Access, embolization, Chemoembolization, infection and Abscess
Drainage, Needle Biopsy, Radiofrequency Ablation, stent Graft
and myriad of other procedures.
Upon scheduling our specially trained Radiology nurses (RN)
will provide you with the information required. Prior
to your exam our Radiology nurses and specially trained IR
technologists will explain the procedure to you. The
Radiologist will review all the details, discuss and get
the consent from you prior to the procedure.
Depending on the exam procedures range from one hour to
Typically intravenous contrast agents are routinely used
for most exams for diagnosing and treatment of vascular diseases.
Patients must inform the Radiology nurse, IR technologist,
the Radiologist and the referring physician if they have
any allergies particularly to contrast used in Radiology
Your X-Ray images will be analyzed by a radiologist, a physician
who specializes in Interventional testing. The radiologist
will send a signed report which includes an interpretation
of the image to your primary physician. Your physician will
receive your results soon after.
Our board certified Radiologists are specially trained to
diagnose and interpret Interventional images. At
KMC the Radiography technologists are specially trained in
the theory and practice of Interventional Radiography procedures
and assist the Radiologist operate the equipment used during
the procedure. The technologists are board certified
and licensed (ARRT), and KMC Radiology Department is fully
accredited by the American College of Radiology.