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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology (IR) performs procedures with the use of image guidance and a specialty trained Radiologist. X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and computed tomography (CT) can be used to locate problems and provide treatments. Most treatments provided by interventional radiology are less invasive and have the potential to significantly shorten the duration of a hospital stay. IR procedures such as drainages may also be performed to treat patients who are not good candidates for open surgery. Many interventional radiology procedures can also be performed as an outpatient procedure. Some of the most commonly requested procedures are: biopsies of various organs or locations within the body, drainages of abnormal fluid accumulations, injections for pain in certain joints, maintenance of dialysis access to reduce frequency of surgical interventions, and placement of ports for infusion therapies.

Interventional radiology is a continually growing area of patient care that is often favorable to other alternative treatments due to reduced overall hospital stays and less invasive approach to care of the patients. Good Samaritan’s interventional radiology department works closely with other areas in radiology.

We are staffed with dedicated interventional radiology technologists who have a total combined 46 years radiology experience, and 2 full-time interventional radiology nurses that share more than 50 years of nursing experience with their patients.

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Contact us with questions at 812-885-3351

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At Good Samaritan, we are your teammates in health and wellness. We are committed to providing our patients with the best, safest care possible. When you come in for an imaging test, our staff will guide you through the entire process, making sure you know everything you can do to prepare for your test in order to achieve the most accurate results.

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