Interventional Radiology

Minimally invasive, image-guided diagnosis and treatment

Interventional Radiology at Anna Jaques Hospital

Interventional radiology is a radiological subspecialty. It combines sophisticated imaging with advanced medical procedures. These procedures make it possible to diagnose and treat many medical conditions that once required surgery.

Benefits of Interventional Radiology

For you, the benefits of this type of care when compared to surgery include:

  • Less pain
  • Reduced risk of complications, such as infection
  • Shorter recovery times
  • Smaller incisions

At Anna Jaques Hospital, you also benefit from the skill and expertise of the team providing your care. Your care team includes highly trained interventional radiologists, nurses and technologists. Working with other specialists throughout the hospital, we help you get the expert care you need close to home, here in Newburyport.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does interventional radiology work?

Interventional radiologists use many types of imaging technology. These include X-rays, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound.

Through a small incision, your doctor inserts a thin, flexible tube called a catheter into a blood vessel. Then, with the aid of imaging, the doctor guides it to the area of your body being studied or treated. The catheter makes it possible to introduce special tools and treatments.

When are interventional procedures recommended?

Interventional radiology procedures may be used to diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting nearly every part of your body. We work with specialists from cancer care, urologygynecologykidney care and more.

You may receive interventional radiology care on an outpatient basis or when you’re a patient in the hospital. This includes when you’re a patient receiving emergency care.

How should I prepare, and what should I expect when having this type of radiology procedure?

How you prepare depends on the type of procedure you have. We provide detailed instructions to help you get ready. We also explain your procedure and answer any questions you might have ahead of time. Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible, before and during your procedure.

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Meet our Interventional Radiologists

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Lawrence Casha, MD Specialty Interventional Radiology
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Fareed Riyaz, MD Specialty Radiology

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To speak with a member of our interventional radiology team, please call us.