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The Center for Interventional Radiology at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically by interventional radiology. Interventional Radiology is a medical sub-specialty of imaging utilizing minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system using the least invasive techniques. These procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.

 

The Regional Leader in Interventional and Neuroradiology

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only hospital in the region to offer Endovascular Thrombectomy, or stent retriever — the lifesaving procedure for Stroke featured on NBC Nightly News.

We offer exceptional expertise and the latest technologies for angiography, embolization, neurological procedures and others. At Portsmouth Regional Hospital’s Center for Interventional Radiology, you have access to the most comprehensive interventional radiology services in the region.

  • An Interventional Radiology Navigator is available to coordinate care, answer questions, and help you plan and schedule the patient’s procedure.
  • Dedicated areas for pre- and post-procedure patient consultations.
  • State-of-the-art technology:
    • Angiography/Interventional Suite
    • Bariatric Fluoroscopy Unit n High Definition Open MRI
    • 3D/4D Ultrasound Units
    • Tomosynthesis (3D) Mammography Unit
    • Stereotactic Breast Biopsy Unit
    • Comprehensive Digital X-Ray
    • 64-Slice Cat Scan
  • Nationally Recognized Facility:
    • American College of Surgeons Level II Trauma Center
    • Joint Commission Primary Stroke Center Nonsurgical Treatments for Diverse Conditions

 

Nonsurgical Treatments for Diverse Conditions

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The board-certified interventional radiologists at Portsmouth Regional Hospital specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments across all medical specialties. Using the latest imaging procedures and interventional technology, we treat a broad range of conditions without surgery, including:

A medical subspecialty, interventional neuroradiology uses minimally invasive imaging technologies and procedures to diagnose and treat diseases of the head, neck and spine. Unlike the sturdy blood vessels in the heart and other parts of the body, the fragile vessels in the head, neck and spine—some barely the thickness of a human hair—coil and curve extensively, requiring an experienced touch to avoid damage during medical procedures. Neuroradiology services we offer:

  • Acute Stroke Interventions, Endovascular Thrombectomy
  • Arthrogram
  • Blood Patch
  • Corticosteriod Spinal Injections
  • Discogram
  • Joint Aspirations
  • Joint, Bursal and Other Injections
  • Kyphoplasty /Vertebroplasty /Sacroplasty
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Myelogram (Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar)
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Rhizotomy
  • Sphenocath Therapy for Migraines
  • Synovial Cyst Aspiration
  • Vertebral Body Biopsy, Intervertebral Disc Biopsy

Veins and arteries are an important part of cardiovascular system, transporting blood and oxygen throughout the body and keeping it healthy. Vascular disease, which affects millions of Americans, involves the narrowing of blood vessels caused by plaque buildup, which can lead to heart attacks, strokes, amputations and other conditions if left untreated.

Turn to the experts at Portsmouth Regional Hospital for advanced technology to diagnose and treat the full spectrum of vascular conditions.

  • Carotid/Vascular Angioplasty and Stenting
  • Embolization of Vascular Trauma
  • IVC Filter Placement and Removal
  • Pulmonary Angiography, PE Thrombolytic Therapy (EKOS)
  • DVT Therapy
  • Dialysis Graft /Fistula Surveillance
  • Arteriovenous Malformation

The Center for Interventional Radiology is a leader in minimally invasive Interventional Radiology for treating several types of cancer, including liver, breast, colon and prostate.

  • Angiogram and Tumor Embolization
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Needle Biopsies (CT and Ultrasound Guided)
  • Radiofrequency and Microwave Ablation for Lung, Liver, Kidney and Bone Tumors
  • SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy) for Liver Tumors
  • Targeted Nuclear Medicine Injections for Lymphoma and Prostate Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Venous Access Device (VAD) Placement, Checks and Removals
  • Chemoembolization for Liver Tumors
  • Abscess Drainage
  • Gastrostomy Tube (Placement, Check and Removal)
  • Loopogram
  • Nephrostomy Tube (Placement, Check and Removal)
  • Paracentesis
  • Suprapubic Tube Placement
  • SIRT (Selective Internal Radiation Therapy) for Liver Tumors
  • Transhepatic Cholangiogram
  • Transjugular Liver Biopsy
  • Ureteral Stent
  • Virtual Colonoscopy
  • Breast Biopsies
  • Needle Biopsies
  • Osteoporosis Treatments- Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty
  • Pelvic Congestion Syndrome
  • Uterine Artery Fibroid Embolization
  • Radiofrequency/Microwave Ablation

 

Patient Navigation

The Center for Interventional Radiology offers patient and referring physicians the support of a patient navigator whose role is to guide patients through the complexities of the services and ensure their questions are answered.

To refer a patient to one of our Interventional Radiology Specialists or to contact our office, please call our Patient Navigator at (603) 433-5285 Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.