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Interventional Radiology — Conditions We Treat

The following conditions are some of the most common conditions treated by specialists in this area. These specialists offer expert care for many other related medical problems. If you need care for a condition not listed here, please call (888) 352-RUSH (7874) to find a doctor who can help you.

  • An aortic aneurysm is a bulging section in the aorta, the main artery that carries blood from the heart into the chest and abdomen.
  • Arteriovenous Malformation

    Arteriovenous malformation (AVM) is an incorrectly formed tangle of arteries and veins. Normally capillaries connect the body’s veins and arteries. In an AVM, the capillaries are missing. This disrupts the body’s normal blood circulation process. AVMs can occur anywhere in the body but are more common in the brain and spine.
  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the calves, thighs or pelvis. DVT is dangerous and can happen to anyone, but it can be prevented or treated if discovered early.
  • Kidney cancer is typically a single tumor that develops in one kidney. However, it can sometimes affect both kidneys. Surgery to remove part or all of the kidney is typically the first treatment for kidney cancer.
  • When cancer starts in the tissue of the liver it is referred to as primary liver cancer. When cancer has spread (or metastasized) from another organ into the liver, it is referred to as secondary liver cancer or metastatic liver cancer. In the U.S., metastatic liver cancer is more common than primary liver cancer.
  • Most lung cancer begins in the cells that line the bronchi, the two large tubes that carry air from the trachea down into the lungs.
  • Peripheral vascular disease, also known as peripheral artery disease, occurs when a buildup of plaque and other substances blocks or narrows arteries, limiting or halting blood flow.
  • A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that lodges in one of the lung's arteries. This results in shortness of breath and chest pain. If not treated, it can be fatal.
  • Uterine fibroids (also called leiomyoma) are not cancer. Affecting as many as one in five women, these benign fibroid tumors grow in a woman’s uterus and may require treatment.  
  • Varicocele

    Varicocele is swelling of the veins inside of a man’s scrotum, along the cord that holds up the testicles. A variocele is typically harmless, but it can cause infertility. Often, treatment is not needed unless the pain does not go away or other symptoms develop.
  • Varicose veins are bulging, twisted veins that can be seen directly under the skin. They occur when the one-way valves in the legs that keep blood flowing to the heart do not work normally. 
  • Venous insufficiency (also known as chronic venous stasis or chronic venous disease) is a condition in which veins in the legs cannot move blood back to the heart effectively.