Interventional Radiology uses blood vessels as a pathway to diagnose and treat certain diseases - including cancer -- or abnormalities of arteries, veins, or organs. Sometimes referred to as angiography, these procedures use x-ray guidance and contrast agents to create images of vascular anatomy. Interventional radiologists work closely with referring physicians to perform procedures which may benefit the treatment of cancer.
Interventional Radiology provides a safe, minimally invasive method that generally reduces complications and length of recovery. While not all patients are good candidates for interventional radiology, you should discuss all options with your physician.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospitals offer interventional radiology services:
Crozer-Chester Medical Center
One Medical Center Boulevard
Upland, PA 19013
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
501 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
175 East Chester Pike
Ridley Park, PA 19064