Interventional Radiology Clinic
The Interventional Radiology Clinic at OHSU - Dotter Interventional Institute, provides consultation, evaluation, and follow-up for patients with the broad range of conditions amenable to diagnosis and treatment with image-guided techniques (except the heart and brain). Referrals are accepted from all practitioners. Patients may also schedule appointments directly with an Interventional Radiologist for consultation. Collaborative multidisciplinary care with other OHSU specialists is common for complex disorders such as liver cancer, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangectasia (HHT), vascular malformations, portal hypertension, and aortic aneurysms in order to optimize patient outcomes. At all times we consider patients and families as equal members of the treatment team.
Some of the conditions commonly treated by Interventional Radiologists include arterial and venous blockages, uterine fibroids, varicose veins, primary and metastatic cancer of the liver, deep venous thrombosis, aneurysms of the arteries, portal hypertension (chronic liver disease), biliary obstruction, urinary tract obstruction and vascular malformations.
Services At This Clinic
- - Procedures Commonly Performed by Interventional Radiologists - Diagnostic angiography - Angioplasty and endovascular placement of stents to open blocked arteries and veins (originated by OHSU Interventional Radiologists) - Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE or UAE) - Varicose Vein Treatments - Liver cancer treatment such as chemo-embolization, Yttrium-90 embolization and percutaneous ablation - Kidney cancer ablation - Lung cancer ablation - Placement of tunneled venous catheters and ports - Stent-graft (endo-graft) treatment of aortic aneurysms - Embolization (blocking arteries) for treatment of pulmonary artery aneurysms - Drainage of the liver for blocked bile ducts - Percutaneous portal vein to systemic vein shunts (TIPS and DIPS, both originated by OHSU Interventional Radiologists) - Drain and stent placement for urinary tract blockage - Embolization of vascular malformations - Venous sampling for endocrine diseases - Drainage of abscess collections in the chest and abdomen - Placement of percutaneous feeding tubes (gastrostomy) - Percutaneous control of arterial bleeding (orignated by OHSU Interventional Radiologists) - Interventional Radiology is the specialty that developed image-guided minimally invasive procedures for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of disorders. - Using X-rays, ultrasound, or CT scans for guidance, and usually under local anesthesia with mild sedation, catheters or needles are inserted temporarily through tiny incisions in the skin to perform the procedures. In most instances patients return home the same day. All of the Interventional Radiologists at OHSU are board certified in this specialty. The multidisciplinary Dotter Interventional Institute is one of the leaders in the field in clinical practice, training, and research. Dr. Charles Dotter, for whom the Institute is named, originated arterial angioplasty in 1964 at OHSU, followed by vascular stents, and many other basic interventional techniques.
John Kaufman, M.D.
Interventional Radiology, Liver Cancer
Robert Barton, M.D.
Mark Chesnutt, M.D.
Khashayar Farsad, M.D., Ph.D.
Frederick Keller, M.D.