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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a rapidly growing area of medicine. Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging guidance. Interventional radiology procedures often replace open surgical procedures. They are generally easier for the patient because they involve no large incisions, less risk, less pain and shorter recovery times.

Interventional radiologists use their expertise in reading X-rays, ultrasound and other medical images to guide small instruments such as catheters (tubes that measure just a few millimeters in diameter) through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat disease percutaneously (through the skin). These procedures are typically much less invasive and much less costly than traditional surgery. It has several advantages,such as

①.Most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis or require only a short hospital stay.

②General anesthesia usually is not required.

③Risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.

④The procedures are sometimes less expensive than surgery or other alternatives.

The Department of Interventional Radiology at The First Affiliated Hospital Of Wenzhou Medical College launched whole body angiography and interventional therapy in early stage. Consisting of the clinic and the ward (25 berths) ,It is the biggest Intervention center of south area of Zhejiang province, having seven medical doctors of rich experience, has already launched various Intervention diagnosis and therapy, has been at the leading level.

Oncologic Treatments
lung cancer
liver neoplasms  
primary hepatic carcinoma
metastatic hepatic carcinoma  
cholangiocarcinoma
hepatic hemangioma
hepatic cyst hepatoblastoma
gallbladder carcinoma
pancreatic carcinoma
gastric carcinoma
colorectal carcinoma
renal tumor
adrenal tumor

Interventional Therapy
Radiofrequency Ablation
Cryoablation
Transcatheter Arterial Chemotherary
Intrathecal Chemotherapy

General Interventional Treatments
•Angiography
•Angioplasty
•Embolization
•Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
•Stenting
•Thrombectomy

Gastro-Intestional
•Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drainage(PTCD)
•Mesenteric and Celiac Angiography and Stenting
•Paracentesis and Port Placement
•Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystem Shunting (TIPS)

Biopsies
•Liver
•Lungs
•Kidneys
•Thyriod
•Testicles
•Bone
•Lymph Nodes

Nephrology Kidney Treatments
•Renal Artery Stenting
•Renal Cyst Drainage

Urological Treatments
•Ureteral Stenting
•Nephrostomy Tube Placement

Women’s Health
•Uterine Fibroid Embolization
•Fallopian Tube Recanalization

Central Venous Access Catheter
•Chemotherapy Port Placement
•Central Venous Catheter Placement
•PICC

Others
•Thoracentesis

Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement and Retrieval
Being a clinical department of The Wenzhou Medical College, the unit is located within a large regional hospital under the umbrella of the Hospital Authority.Besides teaching medical undergraduate and post-graduate students of the WZMC, the department is also actively of involved in the training of overseas student.