Radiology Associates, L.L.C.
Providing Cutting-Edge Diagnostic, Imaging and Intervention
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Interventional

Providing Cutting-Edge Alternatives to Invasive Surgery

Endovascular Repair of Cerebral Aneurysm

Detachable coil embolization treats aneurysms and other blood vessel malformations in the brain and other parts of the body, alleviating much of the danger presented by aneurysms. digital mammography, mri, cat scans, interventional radiologyA catheter is inserted into an artery in the leg then maneuvered through the body to the aneurysm's position. Soft detachable coils are inserted through the catheter into the aneurysm. The body responds by forming a blood clot around the coil blocking off the aneurysm. Coils can be used either to block blood flow to the affected area or to fill the aneurysm or fistula, thus preventing a rupture. This procedure is effective in prolonging life and relieving symptoms.

 

Yttrium 90 Radioembolization for Liver Cancer

This treatment selectively targets liver tumors to improve survival and quality of life.Yttrium-90 radioembolization is performed as an outpatient procedure and is very well tolerated.

 

Transarterial Chemoembolization of Liver

Chemoembolization combines chemotherapy and the embolization procedure to treat cancer, primarily in the liver. Embolization is a treatment in which blood vessels or malformations within blood vessels are blocked off. In chemoembolization, the anti-cancer drugs are injected directly into a cancerous tumor while an embolic agent is used to maintain the chemotherapy within the tumor which helps to prolong the effect of the chemotherapy agent.

 

Radiofrequency Ablation of the Liver, Kidney, Lung and Bone

Radiofrequency ablation employs a probe placed percutaneously under CT guidance and uses heat to destroy tumors in the liver, kidney, lung and bone. Imaging techniques, such as ultrasound and CT, are used to help guide a needle electrode into a cancerous tumor.

 

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

digital imaging equipment, digital imaging, certified radiologistsUterine Fibroid Embolization shrinks fibroids, the benign, non-cancerous growths in or on the walls of the uterus or womb. UFE involves inserting microspheres into the blood vessels leading to the fibroids, reducing blood flow and causing them to shrink. It is an excellent alternative to hysterectomy, as it is less invasive and carries with it a shorter recovery time.

 

Vertebroplasty

Vertebroplasty helps treat the pain and stabilize vertebral compression fractures. A relatively new procedure done on an outpatient basis, it involves making a small incision in the skin while using image guidance to insert a needle filled with a specially formulated acrylic bone cement into the vertebra.

 

DVT Thrombolysis and Stenting for Acute and Chronic DVT

Catheter-directed thrombolysis is performed under imaging guidance. This procedure is designed to rapidly break up the clot, restore blood flow within the vein, and potentially preserve valve function to minimize the risk of post-thrombotic syndrome. Any narrowing in the vein that might lead to future clot formation can be identified by venography, an imaging study of the veins, and treated by the interventional radiologist with a balloon angioplasty or stent placement.

 

IVC Filter Placement and Removal of Temporary IVC Filters

doctorFor patients whom thrombolysis and stenting is not appropriate and blood thinners are not medically appropriate, a vena cava filter may be inserted. IVC is a small device that functions like a catcher's mitt to capture blood clots, but allows normal liquid blood to pass.

 

Vascular Access including Subcutaneous Ports, Tunneled Catheters, and PICC's

Venous access is obtained through a small tube that is inserted beneath the skin providing a simple, pain-free way to draw blood or give medication or nutrients. This spares the patient the irritation and discomfort of repeated needle sticks.

 

Epidural Steroid Injections

Delivered into the epidural space of the spine, an epidural injection provides temporary or prolonged relief from pain or inflammation. Steroids, anesthetics and anti-inflammatory medications are typically delivered. The injection may reduce pain and swelling in and around the spinal nerve roots, as well as around damaged nerves, which in time may heal. Imaging guidance may be used to help the doctor precisely place the needle.

 

All procedures listed are considered minimally invasive.



 

 


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Our Lady of the Lake RMC

5000 Hennessy Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel: 225-765-8819
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Interventional Radiology Clinic
Our Lady of the Lake RMC
5000 Hennessy Blvd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel: 225-765-6470
Fax: 225-765-8120

Woman's Hospital Main Campus
100 Woman's Way
Baton Rouge, LA 70817
Tel: 225-924-8266
Fax: 225-924-8242

Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
4950 Essen Lane
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Tel: 225-767-0847
Fax:225-215-1215

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7135 Perkins Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Tel: 225-765-6500
Fax: 225-765-5955


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