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Interventional Radiology
Vascular Interventional Radiology (VIR, or IR) is a medical specialty which uses medical images such as X-ray fluoroscopy and ultrasound to guide small instruments through blood vessels and other routes into the body to diagnose and treat abnormalities and disorders of blood vessels and other internal organs. For More information please Click Here

For Referring Physicians
Your patients may be directly referred to VICI for either a specific examination, such as a non-invasive PV lab study, or a full consultation, such as evaluation and treatment of claudication, or evaluation for possible embolization of uterine fibroids, or evaluation for possible vertebroplasty for compression fractures. For More information please Click Here
Vascular Interventional Associates of Iowa
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Society of Interventional Radiology
Radiology Consultants of Iowa

 
 
Vascular Interventional Consultants of Iowa is sponsoring the event for the Cedar Rapids Area. Free screening will be available at different locatons. Please click here to to find a screening site in your area.

 
  Welcome

Vascular Interventional Consultants Aziz Basrai of Iowa specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of blood vessels and other organ systems using techniques which are noninvasive or minimally invasive. We are a division of Radiology Consultants of Iowa PLC, and use state-of-the-art imaging technology including conventional X-ray, CT, magnetic resonance imaging, and ultrasound imaging techniques to diagnose and guide treatment.

We are staffed by experienced Cara Goldenberg Bio full-time Interventional Radiologists and support staff. We recognize the importance of clear communication of diagnoses of disorders and treatment options with patients, their families, and their personal physicians. We are dedicated to providing thorough, efficient, and convenient care in an environment which is friendly, compassionate, and respectful of individual patients' needs and concerns.


 
Vascular Interventional Consultants of Iowa
Locations
Erskine Advanced Imaging Center
Mercy Medical Center Cardiovascular Lab
St. Luke's Hospital Interventional Radiology
 

Our office is located in the Erskine Advanced Imaging Center 1948 1st. Ave. NE in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Our outpatient VICI clinic evaluates patients by means of personal interview, physical exam, and non-invasive testing prior to performing invasive procedures such as catheter angiography, angioplasty, or embolization, which are done in a hospital environment. We also see patients in the clinic to follow-up those who have had previous interventional procedures.

Procedures performed at the outpatient clinic office include non-invasive peripheral vascular (PV) studies (segmental limb pressures, pulse-volume recordings, and Doppler waveforms), vascular ultrasound, CT angiography, and MR angiography. A wide range of other diagnostic radiologic exams are also done at the Erskine Advanced Imaging Center. Click Here to learn more about other diagnostic radiology services.

Invasive Interventional procedures are performed at Mercy Medical Center and St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. Non-invasive peripheral vascular (PV) studies, vascular ultrasound, CT angiography, and MR angiography are also available at both hospitals.

Frequently performed invasive procedures include catheter angiography, angioplasty, stent placement, and CT-guided, fluoroscopy-guided, or ultrasound-guided needle biopsy. These procedures can usually be performed on an outpatient basis more about spring saunders, though in some cases overnight admission after the procedure is recommended. Uterine fibroid embolization typically requires overnight hospitalization.

Other interventional invasive procedures performed in the hospital setting include:
 
  • Catheter directed arterial and venous thrombolysis (dissolving clots in vessels)
  • Stent-graft placement for repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Percutaneous abscess drainage (tube drainage of deep infections)
  • Nephrostomy and ureteral stent placement (drainage of obstructed kidneys)
  • Biliary drainage and stent placement (drainage of obstructed bile ducts)
  • Percutaneous cholecystostomy (drainage of obstructed gallbladders)
  • Venous access procedures (PICC lines, tunneled catheters and ports)
  • Percutaneous feeding tube placement (gastrostomy and gastrojejunostomy)
  • Dialysis access declotting
  • TIPS (Trans jugular Intrahepatic Porto systemic Shunt)
  • Vertebroplasty (cement injection into spinal compression fractures for pain relief)
  • Image guided thoracentesis & paracentesis (drainage of chest or abdominal fluid)









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