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Offering minimally invasive image-guided procedures with a multidisciplinary approach

SLUCare provides an extensive range of minimally invasive image-guided procedures (MIIPs), performed by board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists in vascular interventional radiology.

Our team works with hepatologists, transplant surgeons, urologists, medical oncologists, surgical oncologists, pulmonologists, critical care specialists, trauma surgeons and others to provide comprehensive care for patients. We take a multidisciplinary approach to formulate the best solutions to our most challenging cases.

SLUCare minimally invasive image-guided procedures include:

Oncology interventions
  • Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE)
  • Y90 treatment of liver (radioembolization)
  • Tumor ablations: liver, kidney, lung and bone
  • Portal vein embolization
  • Prostate fiducial and lung fiducial placement
  • Vertebral tumor ablation
  • Pre-operative tumor embolization
  • Denver shunt placement
  • Pleurex catheter and tunneled peritoneal catheter placement
Arterial interventions
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Acute thrombo-occlusive disease (cold foot)
  • Claudication
  • Critical limb ischemia: ulcers
  • Angiogram, angioplasty and stents
  • Thrombolysis and thrombectomy
Venous interventions
  • IVC filter placement and retrieval
  • Deep vein thrombolysis (DVT) – dissolving clots in veins
  • Varicose veins: endovenous laser ablation treatment (EVLT) and sclerotherapy
  • Pulmonary embolism thrombolysis
  • Venogram, venoplasty and stenting
  • Adrenal vein sampling for adrenal adenomas in hypertension
Men's health
  • Prostate embolization for BPH
  • Infertility – varicocele embolization
  • Vascular disease
Women's health
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Pelvic pain (chronic pelvic congestion syndrome)
  • Pelvic venous congestion syndrome
  • Transvaginal cyst aspiration
  • Transvaginal methotrexate injection for ectopic pregnancy
  • Fallopian tube canalization
  • Postpartum hemorrhage
  • Pre-op embolization for accreta and percreta
  • Vascular disease
Neurointerventional procedures
  • Cerebral angiography
  • Thrombolytic therapy for stroke
  • Endovascular coiling for aneurysms
  • Carotid artery angioplasty/stenting
  • Extra-cranial procedures, including epistaxis
Pain interventions
  • Epidural steroid
  • Celiac plexus blocks
  • Facet injection and joint injection
  • Spinal nerve block
  • Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
  • Joint aspiration and injections
Chest procedures
  • Pulmonary arterio-venous malformation (AVM) treatment
  • Pulmonary embolus thrombolysis
  • Lung biopsy and fiducial placement
  • Cisterna-chyli ablation for chylothorax
  • Bronchial embolization
  • Lung ablation (microwave, RFA and cyroablations)
  • Thoracentesis and chest tube placement
Liver and biliary procedures
  • Percutaneous and transjugular liver biopsy
  • Transjugular hepatic venography and pressure measurement
  • Transjugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunt (TIPS)
  • Balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration (BRTO)
  • Portal vein embolization for FLR hypertrophy
  • Percutaneous transhepatic cholangiography (PTC)
  • Biliary drainage, dilatation and stent placement
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Liver cyst sclerotherapy
Liver transplant procedures
  • Hepatic artery thrombosis and stenosis
  • Portal vein and biliary dilatation
  • Biopsy
Gastrointestinal procedures
  • Percutaneous gastrostomy
  • Percutaneous gastrojejunostomy
  • Percutaneous jejunostomy
  • Upper and lower GI bleeding embolization
Genito-urinary procedures
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN)
  • Ureteric dilatation and stent placement
  • Ureteric stent retrieval
  • Kidney biopsy
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Urinoma related procedures
Image-guided FNA, biopsies and drainages
  • Biopsy of the liver, kidney and lymph nodes
  • Thyroid and parotid FNA (fine needle aspiration)
  • Abscess drainage
  • Chest tube placement
  • Thoracentesis and paracentesis
  • Lavage and debridement
  • Pseudo-aneurysm thrombin injection
Venous access interventions
  • PICC line placement
  • Tunneled catheters like Hickman, Broviac, powerline and phresis catheters
  • Foreign body retrieval of broken wires and catheters inside body
  • Adrenal vein sampling for adrenal adenomas in hypertension
Dialysis interventions
  • AV fistulogram and fistula repair
  • Declot of AV fistula/graft
  • Angioplasty and stenting
  • Permanent catheter placement
Muscular-skeletal interventions
  • Bone and tissue biopsy
  • Bone tumor ablation
  • Joint and facet injection
  • Cementoplasty
  • Soft tissue vascular malformation treatment

To refer a patient

Call or fax our interventional radiology coordinators.
Phone: 314-977-5600
Fax: 314-257-2171