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Interventional Radiology

All outpatient exams must be scheduled through Centralized Scheduling 860.872.5150. All physician orders must be faxed to 860.474.1700 upon booking, as well as a recent H&P. Informed consent is required for all procedures. Please make sure the patient is able to sign consent or accompanied by a representative who is able to.


Interventional Radiology Procedures

The following procedures require the patient to arrive at Manchester Memorial Hospital’s Ambulatory Services Center 90 minutes prior to their procedure start time. Patients are called 1-2 days in advance with instructions for NPO, medications and arrival time.

Procedure times listed are approximate and the modality the procedure is performed is physician preference.

  • Angiogram with Intervention (treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease): 60-90 minutes

  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair (AAA): 120-150 minutes

  • Biopsy (CT, U/S, Angio): 60 minutes

  • Central Venous Catheter Placement (Hickman Catheter): 30 minutes

  • Dialysis
    • Tunneled Dialysis Catheters: 30 minutes
    • AVDS studies, declots, plasties and stent placement: 60-90 minutes

  • Drainage Tube Placement (Angio, CT, U/S)
    • Abscess: 30 minutes
    • Biliary: 90 minutes
    • Chest tube for drainage or pneumothorax: 30 minutes
    • Cholecystostomy: 30-60 minutes
    • Gastrostomy, Gastrojejunostomy: 60 minutes
    • Nephrostomy: 60 minutes
    • Pluerex: 60 minutes

  • Embolization: 60-90 minutes

  • Fluoroscopy: 15 - 20 minutes

  • Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty: 60-90 minutes

  • Lumbar Puncture
    • Diagnostic: 30 minutes
    • Therapeutic: 30 minutes
    • Chemotherapy: 30 minutes

  • Myelogram - Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar: 30 minutes

  • Paracentisis (U/S): 60 minutes

  • Port Placements and Removals: 30-60 minutes

  • Pseudoaneurysm treatment (U/S): 30-60 minutes

  • RF and Cryo Ablation (CT): 60-90 minutes

  • TIPS and TIPS revisions: 60-90 minutes

  • Thoracentesis (U/S): 30-60 minutes

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization: 60-90 minutes

  • Vena Cava Filter Insertions and Removals: 60-90 minutes

  • Venograms: 60 minutes

 

The following procedures come in through Radiology Reception 10 minutes prior to scheduled procedure time:

  • Arthrograms: 60 minutes
    • Ankle
    • Wrist
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow

  • Aspirations (Angio, U/S): 30 minutes
    • Cyst
    • Joint

  • Biopsy
    • Thyroid Fine Needle Aspirations

  • Central Venous Catheter Placements and Removals: 30 minutes
    • PICC
    • Hickman Removal

  • Dialysis: 30 minutes
    • Temporary Dialysis Catheter
    • Tunneled Dialysis Catheter Removal

  • Drainage Tube Checks, Changes and Removals (Angio, CT): 30-60 minutes
    • Abscess
    • Biliary
    • Chest tube
    • Cholecystostomy
    • Cholangiograms
    • Fistulagrams
    • Gastrostomy, Gastrojejunostomy
    • Nephrostomy

  • Port Checks: 30 minutes

  • Steroid Injections (Angio, CT): 30 minutes
    • Joints
    • Epidural
    • Sacroiliac

Interventional Radiology Pain Management Procedures

Procedure time these proecueres could be from 30 minutes to 90 minutes. Procedure times are approximate and based on the modality the procedure is performed is physician preference.

  • Kyphoplasty: Lumbar, Thoracic

  • Vertebral Ablation & Augmentation for Metastatic Spinal Disease: Lumbar, Thoracic

  • Sacroplasty

  • Steroid Injections

    • Joints: Knee, Shoulder Elbow, Thoracic
    • Epidural: Lumbar, Thoracic
    • Sacroiliac
  • Facet Injection: Lumbar, Thoracic

  • Transforaminal Injection: Lumbar, Thoracic

  • Trigger Point Injections

  • Genicular Nerve Block

  • Genicular Nerve Ablation

  • Spinal Nerve Ablation: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar

  • Celiac Block/Neuro Lysis

  • Hypogastric Block

  • Synovial Cyst Decompression: Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar