West Cancer Center & Research Institute’s Radiology department consists of a team of Board Certified Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists. We perform minimally invasive procedures using image-guided technology to diagnose and treat patients non-surgically, resulting in shortened procedure and recovery time, and often, with lower risk and pain.
Diagnostic Radiology Services
Diagnostic Radiology (DR) uses imaging exams and procedures to diagnose disease. It is at the core of clinical decision-making in modern medicine.
- Lung Screening
- MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- PET (Positron Emission Tomography)
Interventional Radiology Services
lnterventional Radiology (IR) refers to a range of techniques which rely on the use of radiological image guidance (x-ray fluid, ultrasound, CT, or MRI) to precisely target therapy. Most IR treatments are minimally invasive alternatives to open and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. Well recognized advantages of these minimally invasive techniques include reduced risks, shorter hospital stays, lower costs and greater comfort. The effectiveness of these treatments is often better than traditional therapies.
- Abscess Drainages
- Arterial Embolization
- Biliary Interventions
- Cancer Treatments
- Gastrostomy Placements
- Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placements / Retrievals
- Pain Management
- Paracentesis / Thoracentesis
- Port Placements
- Nephrostomy and other Kidney Interventions
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization
Many image guided techniques can be used to treat cancer. Blocking off blood supply, heat, freezing, or using radiation are several of the options used to destroy the disease.
- PVE (Portal Vein Embolization)
- SI RT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy)
- Tumor Ablation
- Tumor Embolization
Diagnostic injections and pain procedures can help treat acute and chronic pain. They are ordered for the diagnosis and/or treatment of pain in many areas of the spine and joints (lumbar, cervical, thoracic, shoulder, hip, wrists, etc.). Often times, you may receive an MRI or CT exam in conjunction with a pain management injection. Our radiologists specialize in pain management procedures, ensuring your pain injection is both safe and accurate.
- Joint Injections
- Nerve Blocks
- Kyphoplasty / Vertebroplasty