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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is used to diagnose and treat many conditions throughout the body, including the vascular system, urinary tract, intestinal tract, skeletal system, chest and abdomen. Interventional radiology is the term for many types of specialized procedures performed using image guidance such as CT, ultrasound, fluoroscopy and MRI.

Interventional Radiology Procedures

  • Angioplasty
    A procedure to widen a narrowed or totally blocked blood vessel.
  • Chemoembolizations and Embolizations
    A combination of chemotherapy and a procedure called embolization to treat cancer, most often of the liver. In chemoembolization, anti-cancer drugs are inserted directly into the blood vessel feeding a cancerous tumor. This blocks the blood vessel, trapping the chemotherapy in the tumor.
  • Embolizations
    This is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery. An embolization prevents blood flow to an area of the body, which can effectively shrink a tumor or block an aneurysm.
  • Intestinal Procedures
    Including biliary or liver drain patients; gallbladder drains; biopsies of the liver, pancreas and abdomen; feeding tube placements and abscess drainages.
  • Kyphoplasty
    A surgical procedure to stop the pain caused by a spinal fracture, stabilize the bone and restore some or all of the lost vertebral body height due to the compression fracture.
  • Stent Placements
    A stent is placed in a vein to keep it open for blood flow.
  • Tenex TX Treatment
    Removes the source of plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendon, knee, elbow and shoulder pain, which is scarred and damaged tissue, without disturbing the surrounding healthy tissue. This allows individuals to regain their active lifestyles.
  • Thrombolysis
    This procedure removes blood clots. The interventional radiology team uses medications to dissolve the clot and restore the necessary blood flow. Vena caval filtration is used to prevent clots from entering the heart, lungs and brain.
  • tPA
    tPA works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow. This procedure is used to treat strokes.
  • Urinary Procedures
    Including biopsies, nephrostomies (a look at the kidneys and its functions), internal drainages, abscess drain placements, tube maintenance and retrievals.
  • Vascular Access Procedures
    Often done in interventional radiology to provide quick and easy vein access for medications and dialysis.
  • Vascular Procedures
    Including diagnostic angiography or viewing the vessels of the body.
  • Other Procedures
    Vertebral (spine) and other bone biopsies, joint aspirations and arthrograms.

The interventional radiologists of Advanced Radiology bring skill, expertise and innovation to perform current treatments and introduce new treatments at Bryan. Recognized as one of the most experienced groups of interventional radiologists in the nation, doctors from across the country come to Bryan to learn and receive training on our new and innovative treatments.

Interventional Radiology Locations

bryan medical center, bryan east campus

Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan East Campus
1500 S. 48th Street
Lincoln, NE 68506
Use Entrance A

bryan west medical plaza

Bryan Medical Center,
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502


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