Cross-sectional Interventional Radiology

Cross-sectional Interventional Radiology uses state-of-the-art imaging such as ultrasonography (ultrasound), computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to diagnose and/or treat a variety of medical conditions.

With real-time image guidance, we place needles, catheters and devices into parts of the body that need to be diagnosed and/or treated. Our objective is to provide highly effective and minimally invasive care to our patients.

The minimally invasive techniques we use allow smaller incisions, quicker diagnoses and faster recovery times. 

Cross-sectional Interventional Radiology procedures are often alternatives to surgery.

We conduct more than 3,800 of these procedures every year, including:

  • Aspiration of fluid collections
  • Botulinum toxin injection for spastic paralysis and excessive salivation
  • Core needle biopsy
  • Cryoablation
  • Drainage catheter placement
  • Fine needle aspiration
  • Paracentesis
  • Radiofrequency ablation
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombin injection to treat pseudoaneurysms
  • Others

Because we are nationally and internationally known for our advancements in radiology, we also provide consultations with physicians within and outside of the University of Michigan Health System for abdominal and pelvic cases that need image-guided procedures. 

Our Radiologists and Physician Assistants are highly trained in performing these medical procedures.  Our decades of experience enable us to diagnose and treat our patients with expert skill while prioritizing patient comfort and satisfaction.

Our Cross-sectional Interventional Radiology Department is located in the University Hospital (main hospital) floor B1.