Vascular and Interventional Radiology is a specialty in which minimally invasive procedures are performed to diagnose and treat many different diseases occurring throughout the body. Interventional procedures use state-of-the-art image-guided techniques to deliver treatments through a small puncture in the skin. In many cases, these procedures offer an alternative to open surgery or conventional therapies.
Liver Cancer Program
CRL’s Vascular and Interventional Radiologists are part of a multi-disciplinary team at the Virginia Piper Cancer Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital providing comprehensive and integrated care for patients with liver disease. The specialized liver cancer team and researchers offer patients the latest available options for the diagnosis and treatment of this complex disease.
The VIR section offer a range of treatment options for cancer patients including radioembolization, chemoembolization, radiofrequency and microwave ablation as well as pre-surgical embolization, and are the only practitioners offering radioembolization in the Twin Cities. Utilization of these cutting edge techniques demonstrate the Interventional Radiology program’s unique position in providing proven tools to aid in the fight against cancer.
This section also specializes in other procedures including, but not limited to: uterine fibroids embolization, GI Embolization, Peripheral Artery Disease Management, and more.