• Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology

    Interventional radiology (IR) at Texas Children’s Hospital utilizes miniature tools and state-of-the-art imaging to conduct minimally invasive procedures for children ranging in size from less than 1 pound to adult size.

    Your child's comfort during each procedure is our priority. When necessary, we can provide Child Life support, intravenous sedation and analgesia, or arrange for general anesthesia. We have an outpatient IR clinic where we can meet and assess the child before and after treatment, as well as health care professionals who are available to answer questions and provide guidance to parents.

    The most common procedures performed are PICC placement, needle biopsy and drainage of infected fluid.

    Common procedures performed by interventional radiology include:

    • Abscess drainage
    • Angiography
    • Angioplasty, stent placement
    • Arthography
    • Biopsy
    • Central venous catheter placement
    • Cholangiography and biliary drainage
    • Embolization
    • Endovenous laser therapy
    • Feeding tube placement
    • IVC filter placement and removal
    • Nephrostogram and nephrostomy
    • Renal stenting
    • Paracentesis, thoracentesis
    • PICC placement
    • Radiofrequency ablation
    • Sclerotherapy of vascular malformations
    • Thrombolysis
    • TIPS
    • Venography 


    Interventional radiology is located on the 1st floor of West Tower.

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