The interventional radiologists of Medical Center Radiologists (MCR) are board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians who specialize in performing minimally invasive, image-guided treatments. Interventional radiologists (IRs) use their expertise in X-rays, ultrasound and other medical images to guide small instruments such as catheters through the blood vessels or other pathways to treat disease through the skin. These procedures are typically much less invasive and much less costly than traditional open surgery.

Our physicians offer a complete range of interventional services from treatment of varicose veins to some of the most advanced image-guided minimally invasive cancer treatments available. With more than 75 years of combined experience and specialized training at top academic centers such as Harvard University and Duke University, our physicians are able to offer the highest level of care available in our region.

We offer interventional services at the following facilities:

To schedule a consultation or for questions about our services, please call 757-893-1412. For questions about vein services call 757-893-1413.

Interventional Services



  • Diagnostics
    • All vascular territories except coronary
  • Therapeutic
    • Embolization for treatment of hemorrhage
      • GI Bleed / trauma / epistaxis / bronchial
  • Revascularization
    • Balloon angioplasty & stent placement
    • Thrombolysis

Venous Disease

  • Central venous access ( Mediport / tunneled catheters / PICC lines )
  • IVC filter placement
  • DVT therapy

Oncologic Interventions

  • Liver-directed therapy: chemoembolization
  • Percutaneous ablation ( RFA / cryoablation of liver, kidney, lung, bone masse s)
  • Palliative care: PleurX catheters ( pleural & peritoneal )

Image-Guided Needle Biopsy

  • Minimally-invasive CT, Ultrasound and X-ray guided biopsies


  • Vertebral augmentation: kyphoplasty & vertebroplasty
  • Sacroplasty

Enteric Access

  • Gastrostomy & gastrojejunostomy catheters

Women’s Health

  • Uterine artery embolization (UAE)
  • Varicose vein evaluation and therapy

Liver Disease and Portal Hypertension

  • Transjugular liver biopsy
  • TIPS ( transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt )
  • Biliary drainage

Urological Interventions

  • Nephrostomy drainage
  • Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy ( PCNL )

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For more information please visit the Society of Interventional Radiology. - Current and accurate patient information about diagnostic radiology procedures, interventional radiology and radiation therapy.