Interventional and Endovascular Radiography

Interventional and Endovascular Radiology offers a range of invasive and non-invasive procedures. These procedures are performed by board certified radiologists or vascular surgeons assisted by dedicated imaging nursing staff and American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certified radiographers. Most of the radiographers have additional certification as cardiovascular or vascular technologists. Many of these diagnostic and therapeutic techniques used for these procedures are done through the skin using a needle stick system. Most procedures are performed while the patient is under conscious sedation, a medically induced state of consciousness that is relaxed and less anxious. 
  • Angiographic procedures involve the use of a series of catheters and guide wires within a person's vascular system.
  • Percutaneous vascular procedures include infusion of drugs (thombolytic therapy), occlusion of vessels (embolization), dilatation of vessels (angioplasty), placement of stents, and foreign body retrieval. 
  • Non-vascular procedures may include the placement of catheters in the biliary system and the urinary system.
Following an Interventional Radiology procedure, patients are required to stay in a recovery area for a dedicated length of time to insure safe travel for the patient upon being released from the hospital. Your physician will contact EMMC directly to schedule your procedure which will be performed at the EMMC main campus on State Street in Bangor.