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Programs & Services

Interventional Radiology Center

Interventional Radiology completes procedures without open surgery, which boosts survival rates, lowers costs and makes recovery faster and more comfortable. Our medical team, which is specially trained to work with children, performs minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in an environment that promotes healing and wellness.

Below is a partial listing of our most common interventional radiology procedures at Phoenix Children's:

  • Liver biopsy: A biopsy (removal of a small sample of tissue) from the liver. This medical test helps us diagnose liver disease, assess the severity of known liver disease and monitor the progress of treatment.
  • Renal biopsy: A procedure in which a sample of kidney (also called renal) tissue is obtained. Microscopic examination of the tissue can provide information that helps diagnose, monitor or treat a renal disorder.
  • Sclerotherapy: A procedure used to treat blood vessels or blood vessel malformations (also known as vascular malformations) and those of the lymphatic system. A medicine is injected into the vessels, which makes them shrink. 
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