Interventional Radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed with imaging guidance. The images provide roadmaps that assist the interventional radiologists as they guide instruments through the body to reach diseased areas. Here at Calvert Memorial Hospital, we have two interventional radiologists who perform procedures that can often be used to avoid hospitalization and/or surgery.
Common Procedures may include:
- CVAD or PICC lines
- TIPS shunts
- Nephrostomy tubes
- Dialysis catheters
- Uterine fibroid embolizations
- Blood clot filters
- Foreign body extraction
- Cancer treatments
- Radiologically implanted tubes
The clinic is currently located inside the Emergency Department. Registration for the clinic is at the Emergency Registration Desk.
After receiving an order from your doctor, you can call 410-414-2795 to schedule an appointment in the Interventional Clinic, which is open on Tuesdays, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Orders may also be faxed to the clinic at 410-414-2731.
All of our patients referred for interventional procedures are required to have a consultation prior to the procedure. One of our Interventional Radiologists will review history, labs and studies pertaining to the specific procedure being ordered.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Barbara Perry, at 410-414-2795.
Things You Must Bring:
Please plan to arrive at the hospital 20 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment to allow time to register and fill out appropriate paperwork. You must have the following things with you at the time of your consultation or we will need to reschedule you:
1. The written referral and/or order from your doctor which is required by your insurance company. Your insurance company may require pre-authorization. Please check with your primary doctor or insurance company for this information.
2. Please present your insurance card on arrival at the Emergency Department registration desk and be prepared to pay any co-payment due so that we may submit for reimbursement on your behalf.
3. Please bring all related imaging studies done at another facility. It is very important to bring any previous studies (MRIs, X-rays, CTs, sonograms, etc). Also please bring any current labs your doctor may have drawn pertaining to this procedure. This allows the radiologist to make decisions that are necessary for the best interpretation of the studies.
4. A list of all current medications you are taking.