Interventional radiology

Image-Guided Procedures

Interventional radiologists are physicians who offer minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures for patients who may otherwise require surgery or have few other treatment options available. Most elective procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, though some do require a short hospital stay. Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced compared to surgery.

To speak with our nurse about IR treatments, call:
North Metro: 763.792.1980
South Metro: 952.345.4179

 IRminigraphics_art.jpg  Arterial Procedures

  • Angiography, angioplasty and stenting
  • Embolization
  • Pseudoaneurysm evaluation and thrombin injection

IRminigraphics-vein.jpg  Venous Procedures

IRminigraphics-pulm.jpg  Pulmonary Procedures

  • Bronchial artery embolization
  • Embolization for pulmonary AVM
  • Pharmacomechanical CDT for pulmonary embolization
  • Tunnel chest drain placement for recurrent effusion (i.e. Aspira®/PleurX®) 

IRminigraphics-can.jpg  Oncology Procedures

  • Aspira®/PleurX® catheter placement for recurrent pleural effusion or ascites
  • Image-guided biopsy
  • PowerPort® placement and removal
  • Tumor ablation
  • Tumor embolizationchemoembolization and radioembolization (Y90)


IRminigraphics-wom.jpg  Women's Heath Procedures


IRminigraphics-ren.jpg  Renal/Urologic Procedures

  • Adrenal vein sampling
  • Dialysis catheter placement
  • Fistulograms and preservation of hemodialysis access
  • Nephrostomy tube and ureteral stent placement
  • Percutaneous nephrostolithotomy (PCNL)
  • Renal AML embolization
  • Renal angiography, angioplasty and stenting


Gastro_IRminigraphics.jpg  Gastrointestinal Procedures

  • Gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy tube placement
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy tube placement
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography and biliary drainage
  • Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt placement
  • Transjugular liver biopsy


General_IRminigraphics.jpg  General Procedures

  • Abdominal or pleural Aspira®/PleurX® catheter placement
  • Abscess drainage
  • Biopsy, image-guided
  • Epidural steroid injections
  • Paracentesis
  • Sclerosis of symptomatic cysts or seromas
  • Thoracentesis


vasc_IRminigraphics.jpg  Vascular Access 

  • PICC placement
  • PowerPort® placement
  • Tunneled and non-tunneled central line placement

Latest Blog Post

When It Comes To Your Healthcare, Choices Matter.Choosing an outpati…

Read More

Breast pain, which is known as mastalgia, can be frightening as pain…

Read More

Twitter Feed

  • One in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime. Early detection saves lives. Having an annu…
    June 29, 2020
  • March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month! Regular screenings are one of the most powerful weapons against colorec…
    March 2, 2020
ACRLogo.png ACLogo.png ACLogo.png
ImageWiselyLogo.png ImageGentlyLogo.png

Privacy bottom_hairline.png Legal

new_facebook.png new_twitter.png new_linkIn.png transparent_youtube.png