ER Wait Times

ER Wait Times

Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital

52 min.

Jefferson Stratford Hospital

34 min.

Jefferson Washington Township Hospital

19 min.

Interventional Radiology

Used to treat a variety of medical conditions, Interventional Radiology involves X-rays and other imaging techniques to view inside the body while specially-trained physicians guide narrow tubes (catheters) and other very small instruments through the blood vessels and other pathways of the body to the site of a problem. The procedures are usually simpler, safer, less traumatic, less painful, and equally as effective as comparable surgical procedures.

Interventional Radiology

Types of Interventional Radiology

  • Angiography — an X-ray of the arteries and veins to detect and often treat blockage or narrowing of the vessels.
  • Angioplasty — the use of a small balloon on the tip of a catheter inserted into a blood vessel to open up an area of blockage inside the vessel.
  • Embolization — the insertion of a substance through a catheter into a blood vessel to stop hemorrhaging, or excessive bleeding.
  • Gastrostomy tubes — a gastrostomy tube (feeding tube) inserted into the stomach if the patient is unable to take food by mouth.
  • Intravascular ultrasound — the use of ultrasound inside a blood vessel to better visualize the interior of the vessel in order to detect problems there.
  • Stent placement — a tiny, expandable coil, placed inside a blood vessel at the site of a blockage. The stent is expanded to open up the blockage.
  • Needle biopsy — a small needle inserted into the abnormal area in almost any part of the body, guided by imaging techniques, to obtain a tissue biopsy.