What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional Radiology identifies and treats diseases in almost all organ systems through the use of minimally-invasive procedures.
Our diagnosis and treatment process is simple.
Imaging scans of your body are taken and act as a roadmap — shining light on abnormalities and illnesses. But unlike traditional surgery, large incisions are not needed to tend to disorders. Instead, small medical instruments — such as needles and catheters — are guided by the previously mentioned scans to treat specific problem areas.
Think of Interventional Radiology as a step up from traditional surgery. Its procedures are less risky and are often more effective than traditional methods. Other benefits include lowered costs, less recovery time, greater comfort, and a quicker path to living your best life.
At X-Ray Associates of New Mexico (XRANM), your safety and comfort are our top priorities. If you have any questions about Interventional Radiology, call one of our offices near you to speak with our friendly staff and team of expert radiologists.
Don’t gamble with your health. Schedule a personal appointment with X-Ray Associates of New Mexico for your Interventional Radiology needs today.
Interventional Radiology Cases
Whether you’re going for a morning walk or hurrying to your workplace, there may be times when your legs experience bouts of discomfort. But before you write it off as normal soreness, you may want to examine it further.
Because it could be a sign of Peripheral Arterial Disease — an underdiagnosed condition with very serious consequences. In fact, Peripheral Arterial Disease (if untreated) can even lead to amputation of the affected area.
At X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, our team of radiologists fully understand the dangers of PAD. That’s why we provide screenings with the goal of catching and treating the condition before it takes control over your life.
Think of your arteries and veins as expansive highways that direct blood to and from your heart. Now imagine a huge traffic jam caused by a pileup of blood in your legs. Not too pleasant of a sight, is it? But that’s what venous insufficiency is — a condition involving a pooling of blood in the legs due to blood being unable to return to the heart.
At X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, our radiologists know the dangers of venous diseases all too well. That’s why a simple visit to one of XRANM locations in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas can lead to the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of venous insufficiency.
The threat of cancer lies in the back of every person’s mind. Each visit to the doctor’s office can fill you with worry and anxiety. And it may all lead up to the split second when your physician feels something abnormal during a checkup.
If (god forbid) that moment occurs, how will you proceed?
At X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, we understand your plight — providing clear answers with our image-guided biopsy procedures. Apart from our preventative and diagnosis procedures, we also specialize in chemotherapy and dialysis treaments.
You Don’t Have To Suffer Through Back Pain
Back pain. You’ve seen your parents suffer through it when you were younger. And now it’s your turn to battle it on a daily basis. Or so you think.
Because as the headline suggests, you don’t have to resign yourself to a lifetime of chronic back pain.
There are options available in this modern age that can have you feeling spry again.
And X-Ray Associates of New Mexico has the tools and know-how to restore your back to its prime state.
What Are Uterine Fibroids?
Uterine fibroids form during your childbearing years. But don’t worry. Because these non-cancerous growths on your uteru are extremely common and occur in most women.
Fibroids differ in size, ranging from miniscule dots to full-grown tumors that can enlarge your uterus. And the number of growths vary from person to person — from single entities to large overcrowded groups.
Stop by one of our XRANM locations near you to receive a uterine fibroid screening today.
Because at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, we’re leaders in the prevention and treatment of medical conditions affecting women in the Santa Fe and Albuquerque area.
The Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer. Two words all men dread to hear.
You’ve been warned about this common type of cancer your entire adult life. But what do you really know about it besides its clear danger? In this simple guide, you’ll learn more about this prevalent disease. And most importantly, you’ll learn the importance of catching it before it really gets going.
Because at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, we use state-of-the-art technology to provide education, prevention, and treatment to communities in the greater Santa Fe and Albuquerque areas.
PVD Categories & Condition
Peripheral Vascular Disease (PVD) is a complex disease which affects the anatomy and physiology of the legs. During diagnosis, a physician will try to assess the cause and extent of damage to the peripheral system. Conditions may occur singularly or in a combination.
- Anatomical Change – Effects to structures of the body: artery damage, vein damage, valve insufficiency
- Physiological Changes – Effects on how the body works: healing issues, drainage issues, blood flow issues, clotting of the blood
Common PVD Conditions
Learn more about the most common PVD conditions which vary in progression, symptoms, diagnostics and treatment. Find out when to call a doctor and how patients are living with PVD today.
Peripheral Artery Disease
PAD is a condition where plaque build-up causes a narrowing of the blood vessels. This in turn leads to atherosclerosis — a reduction of blood flow to the limbs.
Deep Vein Thrombosis
DVT is a serious, but preventable condition that occurs when a blood clot forms deep inside the veins.
When veins have difficulty returning blood to the heart and become incompetent.
Superficial Venous Insufficiency
SVI is a condition when the veins become weak, large, and twisted due to valve damage and fluid overload.
Lymphedema is a condition that affects the lymphatic vessels.
This results in swelling as fluid pools in the legs and feet. CVI diminishes the capacity of the venous system and it increases the workload for the lymphatic system in the affected area.10
X-Ray Associates of New Mexico Impacting the Practice of Interventional Radiology in the Next Decade
- Jenny Miller
Excellent staff! From scheduling to check and technician’s. Great experience! I’ve been there every other day and have had no complaints.
- “Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Fact Sheet.” – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. June 16, 2016
- “Venous Thromboembolism (Blood Clots). – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. August 13, 2015
- Teraa et al. “Critical Limb Ischemia: Current Trends and Future Directions.” – J. American Heart Association. Feb. 23, 2016
- “Facts about Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).” National Institutes of Health. Publication No. 06-5837, August 2006.
- D Carradice. “Superficial venous insufficiency from the infernal to the endothermic.” massa.
- “Chronic Venous Insufficiency.”Cleveland Clinic. 12/15.
- “Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD).”Mayo Clinic. Aug. 12, 2017
- “Understand Your Risk for PAD.”American Heart Association, n.d.
- “Peripheral Vascular Disease(PVD).” Stanford Health Care (SHC) – Stanford Medical Center. 13 July 2016
- Melissa Conrad Stöppler. “Lymphedema.”MedicineNet.com. n.d.
Interventional Radiology Discussion Guide
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