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Image-Guided Therapy for Diagnosis and Treatment

Interventional radiology (IR) helps us treat children without surgery.

A variety of imaging tools including ultrasound, CT scans, and moving X-rays called fluoroscopy take detailed pictures inside the body. Interventional radiologists then use small instruments to diagnose and give treatment.

This is also called image-guided therapy. We use it to treat many childhood conditions, including cancer, blood clots and problems with eating.

Kids benefit from image-guided therapy because they often spend less time in the hospital and heal more quickly.

With teams in both Delaware and Florida, we have one of the largest IR programs in the country. We see more children and have more experience than many other programs.

We work with many specialties at Nemours Children's, and every day, we see kids get better.

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We have many pediatric interventional radiologists and locations — find the care closest to you:

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About Interventional Radiology

Our IR teams partner with more than 30 specialties to provide world-class care. See us at work. 

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Conditions & Treatments

We see a wide range of conditions — far too many to list here. The conditions we treat vary depending on the location and providers selected. Don’t see a condition listed? Call us.

Abscess
Ascites
Biliary Stenosis
Esophageal Stricture
Feeding Intolerance
Feeding Tube Problems
Hypersalivation
Joint Pain
Lymphatic Duct Anomalies
Pleural Effusion
Stenosis
Thrombosis

Nemours Leads the Way in Pediatric Interventional Radiology

Some of the country’s top pediatric radiologists lead the Nemours Children's team, which is dedicated to providing the most advanced pediatric interventional radiology services available.

  • We have one of the largest pediatric interventional radiology programs in the country. We have more IR doctors than any other pediatric program in the country. We offer the best, most up-to-date pediatric interventional radiology services available.
  • We have vascular anomaly expertise. When a child’s blood vessels don’t develop the way they should, it’s called a vascular anomaly. Our interventional radiologists have the highest level of training to treat vascular anomalies.
  • We’re one of the only programs in the country performing advanced liver procedures in children. We treat liver tumors in children with an image-guided procedure known as Y90.This treatment could offer some kids with liver tumors a cure. It may help others feel better without having to get more chemotherapy that could cause side effects.
  • We’re known in the field of radiology. Nemours doctors are active in the largest national societies for radiology. This includes the American College of Radiology, the Society for Pediatric Radiology and the Society of Interventional Radiology.

6,000+

Interventional radiology procedures a year

1,000+

Children with vascular anomalies treated each year, the most in the US

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Interventional radiology doctors