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  • Vascular / Interventional Radiology (Angiography)

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    Vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) is a division of the department of radiology at The Miriam Hospital, in Providence, R.I. VIR is a branch of medicine that focuses on minimally invasive and surgery-sparing procedures, with the use of image-guided techniques. Specially trained VIR staff members perform specialized tests to investigate and treat abnormalities in blood vessels. Abnormalities are commonly treated by angioplasty (using a balloon-type catheter to open up blood vessels). Other areas of the body that can be treated with VIR procedures include the liver, kidneys, stomach and spine.

    Stroke Services

    At The Miriam Hospital, a designated Stroke Center, VIR can also play a role in the treatment of stroke when it is combined with the use of a specialty catheter, equipment and drugs designed to remove or dissolve the blood clot that caused the stroke.
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    Other Procedures  

    Other procedures performed in the VIR division include nephrostomy, chemoembolization, vertebroplasty and placement of central venous access catheters, dialysis catheters, chemotherapy ports and PICC lines (peripherally-inserted central catheters).

    Radiologists in the VIR division are board-certified and fellowship trained in this sub-specialty area.

    To schedule an exam please call 401-793-4429. For more information about vascular and interventional radiology at The Miriam Hospital, call 401-793-4505, or e-mail Sandra Moriarty.