Interventional radiology / nuclear medicine

Interventional radiology is a relatively young sub-specialty of diagnostic radiology and represents the therapeutic arm of the specialty of diagnostic radiology. In interventional radiology, therapeutic interventions are performed under image guidance (ultrasound, CT, MRI, and angiography), for example, in the vascular (e.g., peripheral arterial occlusive disease) and biliary systems (e.g., tumorous occlusion of the bile duct system) as well as in parenchymatous organs (e.g., radiofrequency ablation of liver metastases).

  • Angiography heart
  • Pain therapy lumbar spine
  • Biopsy breast
  • Pain therapy spine
  • Pain therapy cervical spine
  • MRI based fusion TRUS biopsy
  • Drainage peritoneum
  • Chemoembolization
  • Biopsy Thyroid gland
  • Biopsy pancreas
  • Biopsy kidneys, percutaneous nephrostoma
  • Biopsy Lymph nodes
  • Biopsy Lymph nodes
  • Biopsy Lungs
  • Biopsy inguinal lymph node
  • Biopsy Liver
  • Biopsy Bones
  • Angiography hip
  • Angiography legs
  • Angiography pelvic-leg arteries
  • Radioembolization SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy)

In a biopsy, material (usually tissue) is removed from a living organism and examined by the pathologist. Chemical analyses are also part of the examination methods.

For patients with unclear breast diagnostic results, the following is offered: sonographically targeted or local anesthetic tissue removal (biopsy) during (MR mammography, which can avoid more stressful surgical procedures under anesthesia; or marking of a node for breast-conserving, tissue-sparing removal with a wire hook.

The ultrasound-targeted insertion of a thin catheter through a thin needle allows the gentle drainage of pathological fluid accumulations under local anesthesia, for example when these fluid accumulations cannot be adequately treated by medication.

A cardiac catheter is a thin, flexible plastic tube that can be used to measure blood flow and pressure in blood vessels, heart chambers and vascular segments near the heart, as well as to place medications or stents directly at the site of a disease.

Infiltration describes the medical introduction of liquid substances directly into tissue, as well as the spread of tumor cells or pathogens into a tissue. CT- or ultrasound-targeted infiltration involves the targeted injection of drugs into small areas of tissue (nerves, inflammation, metastases).

In angiography – even faster than in fluoroscopy – images are calculated after administration of a contrast medium. This allows so-called “minimally invasive procedures” to be performed on blood vessels (angioplasty, balloon dilatation, stent implantation).