The Yale Medicine Interventional Radiology (IR) program is one of the leading programs in the nation.
Our interventional radiologists, recognized as pioneers in the field of minimally invasive medicine, work with nursing and technologist staff to offer image-guided, non-surgical treatments for vascular and non-vascular disease with excellent outcomes for pediatric and adult patients.
Our interventional radiology procedures are performed for a broad range of conditions spanning gastrointestinal/hepatobiliary, gynecology, infectious disease, oncology, pediatrics, pain management, urology, and venous and arterial disease. Interventional radiologists use advanced imaging modalities including ultrasound, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging to perform procedures through tiny pinholes, thereby avoiding surgery and long recovery times. IR advances enable minimally invasive treatment of many conditions on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to recover in the comfort of their own home.
Our team at Yale New Haven Hospital was the first in Connecticut and among the first in the nation to perform transcatheter pulmonary embolectomy, a procedure for the removal of a blood clot from the pulmonary arteries. Such patients are initially evaluated by a multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT), and a comprehensive treatment plan is then developed.