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Interventional Radiology

At Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, you'll benefit from interventional radiology—minimally invasive, image-guided procedures using the latest technology to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system.

Using technologies such as ultrasound, CT and MRI, interventional radiologists use real-time images to direct instruments throughout the body. Rather than making large incisions into the body as in traditional surgery, they can use needles and catheter tubes to treat a variety of conditions, including peripheral artery disease, varicose veins, diseases of the lymphatic system, aneurysms and acute stroke therapy. Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically by interventional techniques.

Interventional Radiology Services & Treatments

  • Biopsies
  • Implant catheters
  • Drainages
  • Central line placement

For more information about interventional radiology at Wheaton, please call 1-844-MRL-RADS (1-844-675-7237).

Benefits of Interventional Radiology

Dr. Jim Walker, a radiologist with Milwaukee Radiologists serving Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, explains how minimally invasive interventional radiology works and the benefits to patients, including faster recovery, reduced pain and minimal scarring.

Interventional Biplane Technology for Stroke Care

Stroke and aneurysm patients now benefit from the new Interventional Biplane Imaging Suite at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – St. Francis, which provides advanced, innovative care needed for diagnosis and treatment for vascular and neurovascular conditions. It’s equipped with technology that produces highly detailed 3D imaging within the brain, which allows our radiologists to navigate the structures to isolate and treat blockages, aneurysms and malformations.

For many patients, the interventional radiology procedures now available in our biplane suite can replace standard procedures, resulting in shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery time, and reduced pain and risk of complications. This technology also allows for minimally invasive management of:

  • Stroke
  • Aneurysm
  • Vascular malformations
  • Angioplasty
  • Stenting

Take a tour to learn more about our new Interventional Biplane Imaging Suite.

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