Interventional Radiology is a specialized field of medicine that uses advanced imaging techniques and devices to both diagnose and treat various medical conditions. It involves using tools like x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, and ultrasound to provide guidance for minimally invasive surgical procedures. Our doctors, known as Interventional Radiologists, use these detailed images to guide small instruments through blood vessels or other pathways to treat problems from within. This can include procedures like placing tiny stents to open up blocked blood vessels, removing blockages, or even treating tumors by delivering targeted treatments directly to them.
Interventional Radiology combines technology and medical expertise to perform minimally invasive procedures that often have shorter recovery times compared to traditional surgeries, using high-tech tools to navigate and fix problems inside the body.
How to book an appointment
You will receive detailed information regarding your procedure when you receive your booking. If you already have your booking and have further questions, please contact the Interventional Radiology department by phone at: 519-685-8500 extension 33205.
Diabetic management devices including glucose sensors, transmitters, receivers or insulin pumps can be damaged by radiation and magnetic fields. Glucose sensors, transmitters, receivers or insulin pumps must be removed immediately prior to your test. Insulin pumps may be restarted following the test. Glucose sensors cannot be reinserted – you must use a new sensor following the test. If you would prefer to reschedule your test, please let us know. For any questions regarding your device, please contact the manufacturer of your device.
How to access your Interventional Radiology images
For information on accessing your Interventional Radiology images, visit Accessing Your Diagnostic Images.
Is it your child coming for a test?
The Medical Imaging Child Life Program strives to meet the psychosocial and emotional needs of children and youth throughout their health-care journeys. They help them adjust to and understand hospitalization, medical procedures, illness and injury.
How to find Interventional Radiology:
Directions to Interventional Radiology at University Hospital
- Enter the hospital through the main doors.
- Make your way to the second floor and follow the signs to Radiology.
- Once in Radiology take a number and have a seat. Once your number is called, please proceed to the reception desk to register and verify your health information.
- Please pay attention to the appointment notification and instructions from your doctor.
- You may be asked to check in at the main hospital Patient Registration area. If this is the case, enter the hospital through the main entrance. Patient Registration is located directly to your right in the main lobby.
- After registering take the main elevators to the second floor and follow the signs to Radiology. Once in Radiology take a number and have a seat. Follow the Radiology construction signs to check in at Radiology, Computed Tomography (CT), and Ultrasound's temporary reception.
Hours of operation and phone number for Interventional Radiology at University Hospital are:
- Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. (7:00) to 4:00 p.m. (16:00)
- Contact by telephone: 519-685-8500 extension 35741
Directions to Interventional Radiology at Victoria Hospital
- Enter through building D either under or through the glass walkway off Commissioners Road.
- Through walkway, go straight to the elevators in front of the cafeteria. Take elevators to level 2 and follow signs to Angio and Interventional Radiology.
- Under walkway, as you come through the D entrance there is a hallway slightly to your left. Follow this hallway and continue down it past the elevators. There will be a jog in the hallway and the entrance to Angio and Interventional Radiology is directly to your left.
- Please pay attention to the notification and instructions from your doctor.
- You may be asked to check in at the main hospital Patient Registration and Admitting area in building B if your procedure will be utilizing the hospital Medical Day Unit.
- Enter through building B off Baseline Road.
- Patient Registration and Admitting are on the second floor of the main B entrance lobby. You will be directed to the Medical Day Unit from there.
Hours of operation and phone number for Interventional Radiology at Victoria Hospital are:
- Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. (7:00) to 3:30 p.m. (15:30)
- Contact by telephone: 519-685-8500 extension 54965