Physician Resources

Extensive clinical outcome data is available to support the interventional radiology procedures offered at IHS, as well as provide guidance as to which of your patients are eligible. To view these resources, click on one of the conditions or procedures listed below.

Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
Including stent grafting
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Deep vein thrombosis
Including catheter-directed thrombolysis
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Pain management
Including steroid injections, nerve blocks and more.
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Peripheral artery disease
Including angioplasty, stenting and atherectomy
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Uterine fibroids
Including uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)
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Varicose veins
Including sclerotherapy, RF ablation, adhesive and EVLT procedures

Sclerotherapy

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EVLT

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RF Ablation

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Endovenous treatment vs surgery

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Vertebral compression fractures
Including vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty
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