The Department of Interventional Radiology and Neuroimaging’s staff physicians have all received specialized training and are all certified by the American Board of Radiology.
The training and extensive daily experience of our interventionalists and neuroradiologists has enabled them to develop subspecialties within their field to better serve the specific needs of our referring physicians. Diagnostic subspecialty areas of expertise include cerebrovascular disease, spine imaging and pediatric neuroradiology.
Interventional procedures may involve multiple imaging technologies such as ultrasound, MRI, CT and fluoroscopic x-ray. Interventional procedures generally require referral from a physician.
Patients are encouraged to bring any relevant prior films or records with them or the date and location of other information, which might be obtained. It is helpful to compare previous imaging studies with new ones (if they are available).The interventional radiologist works closely with the referring/treating physician. All procedural results are promptly communicated to the referring doctor.
Neurointerventionalists are specialized physicians proficient in therapeutically treating diseases of the brain. As a level I Trauma Center, Hartford Hospital performs extensive interventional radiology procedures which include but are not limited to internal/external carotid artery embolizations, acute stroke
, GDC coil occlusion of intracranial aneurysms, treatment of vasospasm and atherosclerotic occlusive disease and carotid artery stenting. For more information regarding the Acute Stroke Interventional Program, click here
Clinical Interventional Oncology
As part of a multidisciplinary team approach in the treatment of cancer and cancer related disorders, the interventional oncologist uses image-guided techniques designed to diagnose and treat localized cancers in ways that are precisely targeted and minimally or non-invasive. For more information regarding Clinical Interventional Oncology, click here.