Interventional radiology volume

Why we measure it - Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of imaging where radiologists use equipment, like CT scanners or ultrasounds, to help guide them to do minimally invasive surgical procedures. This technique is called image-guided therapy. It allows the radiologists to "see" inside the body and helps them to treat various medical conditions. Sometimes this type of therapy can be combined with a surgical procedure or used instead of surgery.

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What this means - Interventional radiologists have additional years of fellowship training and continue to learn the most innovative and effective techniques and therapies. Our large volumes show that our specialists have a great deal of experience treating a wide range of conditions and illnesses.

About the data - Our interventional radiologists perform a wide variety of treatments for numerous conditions. Our annual volume is in the top five for pediatric hospitals nationally. These data show annual volumes from 2010 through 2013. The volume decrease in 2013 was due to the hospital-wide conversion to the EPIC medical record system at the end of 2012.
To contact the interventional radiology program call (414) 266-3152.

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How we provide the best care

  • Image GentlyWe are part of the Image Gently campaign, an initiative of the Alliance for Radiation Safety in Pediatric Imaging. The campaign goal is to increase awareness of the opportunities to lower radiation dose when imaging children.
  • Our interventional radiology staff members are available site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Team approach

  • Our interventional radiologists support and work on multidisciplinary teams with nearly every pediatric specialty within the hospital. Patients who come to our Interventional Radiology Clinic will be seen by one of our four interventional radiologists and their team. During the visit, your child's images will be looked at and new images will be taken, if needed and treatment options will be discussed.
  • Our experienced technologists are comfortable working with children. They will educate you and your child about what to expect during an imaging scan. They use special techniques to help position your child to get the best image. Lead shielding is used, when needed, to protect the child's body as much as possible from radiation.