Interventional Radiology outpatient clinic

Interventional Radiology is the application of diagnostic and interventional therapeutic methods under guidance of imaging methods (angiography device, Ultrasonography, Computerized Tomography, Magnetic Resonance). Interventional Radiology is often called as diagnosis and treatment of vascular diseases (artery, vein). It is working apart from the Radiology Unit since 2008 in the Private Sani Konukoglu Hospital.

What is Diagnostic (Peripheral) Angiography?

Angiography is the visualization of all veins in our body and pathological findings in these veins. In other words, it is the roentgenographic imaging of veins. Operation is performed at the angiography unit with D.S.A. device.

Angiographic (diagnostic) Examinations 

  • Arcus Aortography
  • Tracheal Aortography
  • Abdominal Aortography
  • Lower Extremity (leg) Angiography
  • Upper Extremity (arm) Angiography
  • Cerebral (brain) Angiography
  • Carotid (carotid artery) Angiography
  • Vertebral Angiography
  • Renal (kidney) Angiography
  • Celiac (Liver - Spleen) Arteriography
  • Superior-Inferior Mesenteric (intestinal) Angiography
  • Pelvic (genitalia) Angiography
  • Spinal Angiography
  • Lower Extremity (leg) Venography
  • Upper Extremity (arm) Venography
  • Superior- Inferior Vena Cavagraphy (abdominal vena cava)
  • Hepatic (liver) Venography

Splenoportography (spleen - intestinal venous) 

A. Vascular Interventional Procedures   

1. Peripheral Vascular Interventions

a. Endovascular treatment of pathologies such as stenosis, occlusion, steal, aneurysm in supraortic arteries such as Subclavian, Carotid, Vertebral and Bracchiocephalic arteries; balloon and stent are used in this type of treatment.

b. Treatment of renal artery stenosis, hypertension with renal origin and renal failure with balloon and stent.

c. Endovascular treatment of the stenosis in aorta, iliac, femoral and popliteal (all leg veins) arteries using balloon and stent.

d. Endovascular treatment of the stenosis in axillary, brachial, radial and ulnar arteries (all arm veins).

e. Percutanous endovascular treatments in aneurysms of peripheral arteries such as abdominal aorta and iliac, femoral, bracchial arteries using stents and grafts (drug eluting stent).

f. Tumor (cancer) artery embolisms (stenosis) and chemo-embolisms (drug delivery directly into cancerous structure).

g. Hemodialysis which is considered as road to life for patients with chronic renal failure, and control and treatment of fistula (dialysis vein) and catheter problems.

h. Embolization of the uterine myomas (occlusion).

j. Embolization of gastrointestinal bleeding secondary to ulcer etc (blocking the bleeding vessel).

k. Venous interventions: placement of a vena cava filter for prophylactic pulmonary embolism (protecting lung against clot formation), mechanical thrombolysis (lysing clot with catheter), ensuring caval patency with stent implantation in superior or inferior vena cava syndrome, removal of broken catheter fragments with vascular graspers,  percutaneous treatment of varicocele and varicose treatment through endovenous laser (EVLT) and sclerotherapy.

2. Neuroradiological Interventions

a. Embolization of aneurysms with coil (occlusion).

b. Embolization of AVMs (arteriovenous malformations) with microcatheters (occlusion).

c. Local intra-arterial thrombolytic therapy (lysing clot in intracerebral vein) of occluded vein secondary to sudden-onset stroke and paralysis.

d. Balloon and stent implantation procedures of stenosis of intracerebral and extra-cerebral veins (head and neck area).

e. Embolizations of tumors such as glomus, meningioma, angiofibroma etc. (occlusion of tumors which are rich in vessels and may bleed).

B.Nonvascular Interventional Procedures

1. Percutaneous treatment of abdominal and thoracic abscess-fluid collections.

2. Percutaneous nephrostomy (placement of catheter in kidney), drainage and sclerotherapy of renal cysts, percutaneous balloon dilatation and stent placement in ureteral strictures

3. Percutaneous drainage, balloon dilatation and stent implantation in malignant and benign biliary obstructions (obstruction jaundice secondary to benign or malignant occlusion of bile ducts).

4. Percutaneous treatment of “Cyst Hydatide”.

5. Pecutaneous tumor ablations (radiofrequency ablation etc.)

6. Gastrointestinal procedures such as percutaneous gastrostomy, jejunostomy, esophageal stent implantation.

7. Treatment of vertebral compression fractures (Vertebroplasty).

Phone: 0.342.211 50 00 (5160)

Update Date: 5/27/2013 11:29:09 AM