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Interventional Radiology in Northern Illinois

Interventional radiology at KishHealth System uses minimally invasive, image-guided techniques to diagnose and treat conditions that previously required surgery. Rather than making large incisions in the body, interventional radiologists use CT scanning, MRI and X-ray imagery to determine where to direct tiny medical instruments. For example, in an angioplasty, a doctor uses real-time X-ray pictures (fluoroscopy) to guide a flexible, narrow tube (catheter) and open a blocked artery.

How You Benefit

Because the procedures require very small or no incisions, interventional radiology:

  • Decreases your time in the hospital
  • Allows you to recover faster with less pain and scarring
  • Reduces the risk of complications

KishHealth System offers you advanced interventional radiology services by partnering with Aurora Radiology Consultants. These specialists provide services primarily at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb.

Talk to your doctor to see if an interventional radiology procedure is right for you. Your doctor may then refer you to one of our interventional radiologists for a consultation or to schedule a procedure.

Conditions We Treat

Interventional radiology can diagnose and treat many conditions without surgery, including:

  • Abdominal aneurysm – Ballooning of the large artery in the chest
  • Arm and leg swelling
  • Back compression fractures – Collapsed vertebrae
  • Blocked fallopian tubes – Obstructions that prevent an egg and sperm from meeting
  • Cancer
  • Carotid artery disease – Narrowing of arteries in the neck
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – Blood clot in a vein deep in the body, often in a leg
  • Gastrointestinal conditions, including gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
  • Heart disease
  • Internal bleeding – Blood loss into a body cavity
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD) – Narrowing of vessels carrying blood to the legs
  • Spider veins – Dilated blood vessels close to the skin’s surface
  • Uterine fibroid tumors – Benign tumors in the uterus
  • Thyroid nodules – Small growths on the thyroid gland
  • Varicose veins – Twisted, swollen veins

Services We Offer

Take advantage of the extensive range of interventional radiology procedures and treatments available close to home at KishHealth System, including:

  • Angioplasty
  • Bone density scan
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Echocardiogram
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Mammogram
  • Medical port insertion to connect a catheter
  • Multigated acquisition (MUGA) scan to examine the heart
  • Nuclear medicine scans
  • Positron emission tomography (PET) scan
  • Transesophageal echocardiogram (TEE)
  • Ultrasound – General, renal, transvaginal

Virtual Tour

Virtually tour the Interventional Radiology & Cardiac Cath Room at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, IL. Then, contact your doctor for a referral.

Contact Us

Before you call to schedule an appointment, your doctor’s office should fax your order for diagnostic tests to 815.748.8935. Appointments are available weekdays, evenings and Saturdays. For information or to schedule an appointment, including mammography, call:

Kishwaukee Hospital -
Valley West Hospital -

To request copies of your images and reports, please call the individual hospital Medical Records Department

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