Interventional radiology is the use of advanced imaging such as fluoroscopy combined with catheters to allow access into areas of the body to deliver treatment or obtain diagnostic samples in a minimally invasive way.
One of the more common techniques is the placement of stents to open narrowed or collapsed structures. These are well-established techniques in human medicine which have great potential for our veterinary patients. These procedures are currently available at a limited number of centres in the UK.
- Dedicated interventional radiology suite with state of the art fluoroscopy and advanced anaesthetic monitoring
- Tracheal stent placement for tracheal collapse
- Stent placement for urethral tumours and strictures
- SUB placement (Subcutaneous Ureteral Bypass for ureteral obstruction)
- Palliative stent placement for oesophageal and colonic strictures/tumours
- Ureteral stents
- Subcutaneous ureteral diversion of ureteral obstruction
- Interventional cardiology procedures including pacemaker placement, PDA closure and balloon valvuloplasty
- Interventional procedures for complex portosystemic shunts
- Embolisation and intra-arterial chemotherapy for selected tumours
Interventional radiology is a multi-disciplinary service with collaboration between the soft tissue surgery, cardiology and diagnostic imaging services.