Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology offers more care options

Interventional radiology combines advanced imaging capabilities with minimally invasive therapies to treat a broad range of conditions. Some of the primary applications include:
  • Cancer care
  • Neurological conditions  (such as brain aneurysms, spinal compression fractures, strokes, migraines)
  • Women’s health (such as vascular disease, varicose veins, uterine fibroids)
  • Gastrointestinal/other disorders (such as disorders of the colon, liver, stomach, kidneys) This innovative approach can offer you greater diagnostic accuracy, treatment options with lower risk and less pain than traditional surgery, and quicker recovery.
  • Musculoskeletal (diseases or injuries of the joints, bones, muscles and spine)

World-class clinical expertise

All of our interventional radiologists are board-certified by the American Board of Radiology and trained in performing more than 300 procedures that diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including brain aneurysms, stroke, some cancers, kidney disease, GI disorders and more. We are the only academic medical interventional radiology program in Kansas. Among Vizient (UHC) hospitals, our program has been in the top 1% of hospitals nationwide for overall interventional radiology volume. Every day, our specialists perform more than 50 image-guided, minimally invasive procedures, which offer patients reduced risk, quicker recovery and less pain, among other benefits. Read our patients' stories to learn more.


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Two convenient locations

The University of Kansas Hospital
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160

Indian Creek Campus
10720 Nall Avenue
Overland Park, KS 66207

Schedule an appointment

Call 913-588-1227 to schedule your appointment today.

For Medical Providers

To refer a patient or consult with our specialists, call 913-588-5862. Learn more about referring a patient.

        

Pain-free within two and a half days

For nearly a year, Hunter Cashatt, 14, suffered from increasing leg pain that left him unable to run or sleep through the night. He was eventually diagnosed with osteoid osteoma, a benign, pea-sized tumor inside his left shinbone. 
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Parents Luke and Heather feared he might be facing complex surgery. Or worse, what if the boy who loved baseball, fishing and hunting could never again be active?

Interventional Radiology Medical Director Zachary Collins, MD, and his team used high-tech imaging to precisely locate the tumor and microwave ablation to destroy it. 

The incision in Hunter’s leg was about the size of a freckle. He went home the same day and was pain-free within two and a half days.