From unclogging plaque-filled arteries to repairing compression
fractures of the spine, interventional radiology combines the
technology of powerful imaging equipment with the skill of specially
trained physicians who guide narrow tubes and other very small
instruments through blood vessels and other pathways to the precise
location of a problem. These procedures require only a small incision,
which benefits patients by causing less pain, less risk and less
surgical scarring, resulting in a shorter recovery period than with
traditional surgery. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient
Bryn Mawr Hospital has consistently been at the forefront of imaging
services with state-of-the-art technology and highly trained technical
staff. We use the latest in digital technology, providing faster and
more accurate patient information in real-time viewing. Digital
technology offers greater image quality, reducing the need for
additional testing. We now offer the Philadelphia region the most
advanced technology available to diagnose and treat complex medical
conditions without major surgery.
Major Conditions Now Easily Treated
Our fully digital system enables physicians to capture and view
detailed 3-D images, resulting in faster and more accurate
diagnosis and treatment of common conditions, including:
Patients benefit from the speed and superior image accuracy of this
imaging system. They are out of the procedure faster and on their way to
recovery and discharge much sooner. This also means less radiation
exposure for patients.
Experts in Imaging Techniques and Patient Care
Our commitment to advanced technology attracts the most talented
clinicians. Our interventional radiologists are board certified and
fellowship trained. All have earned their Certification of Added
Qualification (CAQ) in Interventional Radiology. Every radiology
technologist is certified by the American Registry of Radiologic
Technologists and holds cardiovascular certification as well. Our nurses
are specialty trained in critical care and have extensive experience
with sedated patients.
All devices, equipment and medications used for interventional radiology
procedures are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Side Effects and Complications
You should talk to your doctor about possible risks of any procedure you
may choose. While there are risks relative to all surgical
procedures, interventional radiology procedures require less
anesthesia than traditional surgery, and some only require local
Most major insurance carriers cover interventional radiology procedures,
based on medical necessity for symptom relief.
For more information or to schedule an appointment with a Bryn Mawr
Hospital interventional radiologist, call 1-866-CALL-MLH.
For more information, call 1.866.CALL.MLH.