GHSU unveils interventional radiology clinic

Monday, October 22nd 2012. | Others

Radiology Degree logoThe Interventional Radiology Department is actually opening a new clinic at Atlanta Health Sciences Medical Center and also wants to make sure everyone knows about it.

“We’re very looking forward to the options,” Area Main Jay Radhakrishnan said. “Thus giving patients and also physicians extra options for therapy which have typically required surgical treatment.”

The board-licensed, fellowship-educated interventional radiologists that employees the clinic use imaging methods such as X-sun rays, CT and ultrasound examination to help diagnose and treat illnesses and injuries. The technology permits them to percutaneously deal with disorders utilizing minimally invasive techniques.

Examples include laser facial treatment of spider veins.

“Many people think that radiologists simply sit in dark rooms and read X-sun rays,” Dr. Radhakrishnan said. “And while we all do that, we also perform a lot more, as we tend to be hands on using the individual and methods.”

Atlanta Wellness Sciences Medical Center presently has three full time interventional radiologists- Drs Greg Bowers, Jay Radhakrishnan and Eran Rotem.

“We now have were built with a 30 % increase in methods from where it was this past year,” Radhakrishnan mentioned.

To learn more about the Interventional Radiology Clinic or interventional radiology, contact 706-721-3043.

Breakout Box: Interventional Radiology Treatments

Varicose veins

Uterine artery embolization for fibroids

Port-a-Cath placement

PICC line placement

Dialysis catheter placement

Apheresis catheter placement

Biopsy (lung, liver, kidney, etc.)

Radiofrequency ablation and cryoablation of tumors

Chemoembolization of hepatic malignancies

Percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement

Vertebroplasty of spinal compression fractures

Angiography/angioplasty/stent placement for peripheral vascular disease

Paracentesis/thoracentesis

Embolization of arteriovenous malformations , varicoceles, pelvic congestion syndrome

Renal/adrenal vein sampling

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