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Interventional Radiology

At Premier Radiology we read, interpret and perform Interventional Radiology procedures for Borgess Medical Center. We are also a part of the physician referral service at Borgess Health.

Interventional Radiology provides therapeutic and diagnostic treatments utilizing state-of-the-art, minimally invasive techniques along with image guidance. Our Interventional Radiology achieves excellence in patient care by utilizing a team approach that includes experts from many specialties including gynecology, oncology, vascular surgery, urology and nephrology.

The sub-services that we offer include:

What type of equipment is used for Interventional procedures?

X-ray:
The equipment consists of a radiographic table, an x-ray tube and a television-like monitor that is located in the examining room or in a nearby room. When used for viewing images in real time (called fluoroscopy), the image intensifier (which converts x-rays into a video image) is suspended over a table on which the patient lies. When used for taking still pictures, the image is captured either electronically or on film.

Ultrasound:
Ultrasound scanners consist of a console containing a computer and electronics, a video display screen and a transducer that is used to scan the body and blood vessels. The transducer is a small hand-held device that resembles a microphone, attached to the scanner by a cord. The transducer sends out high frequency sound waves into the body and then listens for the returning echoes from the tissues in the body. The ultrasound image is immediately visible on a nearby screen that looks much like a computer or television monitor. The image is created based on the amplitude (strength), frequency and time it takes for the sound signal to return from the patient to the transducer.

Other equipment that may be used during the procedure includes an intravenous line (IV) and equipment that monitors your heart beat and blood pressure.

How will I get the test results for an Interventional procedure?
When your IR exam is complete, you may return to work or other normal activities if properly advised. Our board-certified radiologists will read your exam, and the results will be reported to your referring physician within 24 hours.

For Physicians

Premier's Interventional Radiology Clinic facilitates case management in an outpatient setting.

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