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Interventional Radiology

Instructions and Information for Procedures / Tests

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Procedure Name: Interventional Radiology

Department Responsible for performing Procedure:
Special Procedures

Department Contact Information:

Where to Report:
Please enter at the Main Entrance and go to Admissions 2 hours prior to your scheduled procedure. You will be directed to the Outpatient Procedure Unit where you will be prepared for the procedure (IV started, medication given, etc.).

What to Bring:
– Physician Order
– Any forms from your physician relating to this visit
– Your insurance / Medicaid / Medicare card
– Driver’s License / Photo Identification
– List of current medications along with the dosages and times taken, including over-the-counter drugs and herbals
– A list of all of your allergies
– Please check with your insurance carrier for any authorization requirements.
– Any films or reports from relevant studies not performed at Southern Regional.

Patient Instructions:
– Nothing to eat or drink after midnight.
– Use only one-half dose of your insulin the morning of the test..
– Renal Angioplasty – Do not take hypertension medications (medications for high blood pressure) after midnight.
– You must have someone to drive you home after the procedure.
– Please read the Procedure Information for additional instructions and information.

Procedure Information:
Interventional radiology is a branch of medicine in which physicians treat diseases nonoperatively through small catheters guided to the target by radiologic imaging. Examples of interventional procedures are angioplasty, the opening of blocked blood vessels without surgery, and nephrostomy, the drainage of an obstructed kidney.

Additional Information:
None Currently Available