The Division of Interventional Radiology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat a myriad of disease processes within the body. Advanced image guidance allows for complex procedures to be performed through very small skin incisions. This results in decreased procedure-related and post-procedure pain, decreased risk of infection, decreased blood loss, and reduced recovery times. The clinical practice model adopted by the Division is one that builds upon the standard Interventional Radiology procedure services, and emphasizes the importance of the peri-procedural care of patients.
Interventional radiologists within the Division of Interventional Radiology are recognized experts and innovators in their field. They maintain strong collaborative relationships across departments and specialties in order to perform these minimally invasive procedures, each specifically tailored to the needs of the individual patient. Interventional procedures performed by the Division include:
- Interventional oncology (radio-embolization, chemo-embolization, and percutaneous ablations)
- Post-transplant interventions
- Prostate artery embolization
Further, the Division of Interventional Radiology has built a procedure and vascular access team which has the ability to perform highly skilled procedures in the Interventional Radiology labs or at the patient’s bedside.
The Division of Interventional Radiology also advances the research and education missions of the Ohio State College of Medicine and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center through collaborations with referring services, such as Hepatology, Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, and Medical Oncology, while also providing leadership to and active participation in the fellowships, residencies, and medical student teaching of the Department of Radiology.