Interventional Radiology in Vancouver

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False Creek Healthcare has partnered with the VGH/UBC interventional radiology department (Vancouver Imaging) to offer image guided procedures. Diagnostic technology is used to guide needles with precision to diagnose and treat diseases while minimizing risk to the patient and improving health outcomes.

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology. It utilizes images generated by various imaging modalities including CT Scans, ultrasounds, and X-ray Fluoroscopy for diagnostic purposes and surgical navigation throughout the body.

Why Choose False Creek Healthcare Centre for Interventional Radiology?

False Creek Healthcare uses some of the most advanced equipment in BC, including a GE LightSpeed 64-Slice CT Scanner, a GE HDxt 3.0T MRI, a Siemens Acuson S3000 ultrasound, and a GE Dual-Scan Digital X-Ray.

Our partnership with the prestigious Vancouver Imaging is also a major reason to choose False Creek Healthcare. Vancouver Imaging is a premiere sub-specialty academic Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Group based in British Columbia.  Its mission is to pursue excellence and innovation in the delivery of medical imaging programs and services to patients, clinicians and students.  Vancouver Imaging is the largest radiology group in British Columbia, composed of more than 30 radiologists based out the University of British Columbia Hospital (UBC), Vancouver General Hospital (VGH) and False Creek Healthcare Centre.

CT Guided Interventional Radiology Procedures:

Image-guided infiltration of local anaesthetic has the advantage of increased safety and accuracy compared with blind injection methods. When the site of pain can be accurately located, safer doses of local anaesthetic can be achieved.

  • Spine Injection
  • Nerve Block
  • Biopsy

Ultrasound Guided Interventional Radiology Procedures:

Image-guided infiltration of local anaesthetic has the advantage of increased safety and accuracy compared with blind injection methods. When the site of pain can be accurately located, safer doses of local anaesthetic can be achieved.

  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Cellac Plexus Block
  • Pudendal Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Impar/Coccygeal Block

X-Ray Fluoroscopy Guided Interventional Radiology Procedures:

New fluoroscopic X-Ray techniques provide physicians and radiologists with clear, real-time moving visualizations of the nerve root and surrounding structures. During examination, a continuous X-Ray beam is passed through the body of the patient. A contrast dye may be consumed to temporarily highlight the structures within an organ. Another popular fluoroscopic procedure is a Hysterosalpingogram, which is used to diagnose fertility problems in the uterus. The advanced imaging ability provides a safer treatment by minimizing treatment time and radiation exposure to patients.

  • HSG Test (Hysterosalpingogram)
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Epidural Steroids
  • Facet Block

Biopsy Interventional Radiology Procedures:

  • Breast Biopsy
  • Kidney Biopsy
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Pancreas Biopsy
  • Bone Biopsy
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Thyroid Biopsy
  • Prostate Biopsy

 Other Interventional Radiology Procedures

After the Procedure

Depending on the type of interventional radiology procedure, after care and recovery times may vary. Your doctor will provide more information on your recovery process.

Next Steps

If you are ready to discuss your interventional radiology needs with our advanced diagnostics department, request a consultation today. During your consultation your patient care adviser will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Pre and post-operative care
  • Potential risks and complications

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