vertebra in the spine has collapsed, due to an injury or the weakening of the vertebra. The cement functions as a type of internal cast that provides pain relief and stabilizes the affected area of the spine.

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Percutaneous vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive procedure in which cement designed for use in bones is injected into the vertebral column.

Those recommended for this procedure may be suffering from pain caused by a vertebral compression fracture. This means that a 

Acadiana Radiology Group is a network provider for the following health plans:

 - Advantage
- HealthPlan HMO
- Aetna PPO*
- BC Preferred Care PPO
- Benefit Management Service
- Best Care PPO - Beech Street *
- Blue Cross Key *
- Community Care Network
- Coventry *
- First Health Network
- Gilsbar 360 PPO *
- Healthcare Advantage
- Humana
- Humana/Choice Care *
- National Provider Network *
- PHCS/Multiplan *
- PPO Plus
- St. Clare's Medical Home Clin
- State of LA
- Three Rivers Network *
- Tricare/ChampVA**
- United Healthcare PPO *
- Verity PPO
- OGB*
- One Call Medical*

There are many variables that determine in-network status, so we recommend that you contact your health plan directly prior to scheduling a procedure.

Interventional Procedures

Endovascular coiling is a procedure that blocks blood flow to an aneurysm. It is a more recent treatment for brain aneurysms and has been used in patients since 1991.

Aneurysm Coiling

Endovascular coiling is a minimally invasive technique which means an incision is not required but rather a catheter is used to reach the aneurysm in the brain.

During endovascular coiling, a catheter is passed through the groin up into the artery containing the aneurysm where platinum coils are then released. The coils induce clotting of the aneurysm and prevent blood from getting into it.

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Our Locations

ARG provides professional radiology services to ten healthcare facilities in the Acadiana area. read more

Health Plans

Interventional radiology is a minimally invasive alternative to surgery. These procedures help thousands of patients who are not able to undergo surgery. Interventional radiology procedures have benefited many with heart disease, osteoporosis, tumors, as well as other conditions. For these patients, an interventional radiology procedure may provide the same benefits as surgery without the stress of a surgical operation.

Some of the benefits to an Interventional radiology procedure are:

  • Less trauma to the body compared to surgery
  • Minimal anesthesia
  • Reduced hospital stay
  • Faster recovery period
  • Less post-procedural pain

The most common health problems that can be diagnosed and /or treated by interventional radiology.

Interventional radiologists have developed procedures that can help a number of medical conditions including shrinking fibroid tumors, opening clogged arteries and reducing or eliminating the pain of osteoporosis.

Several of the more common interventional radiology procedures are embolization, angioplasty, stent grafting, tumor embolization, fibroid embolization, vertebraplasty and selective internal radiation therapy.

​The members of Acadiana Radiology Group have achieved specialized training and experience in Neuroradiology and Interventional radiology. With over 20 year’s experience, our radiologists have helped many people live healthier lives through interventional radiology alternatives.

Our interventional procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

  • Aneurysm Coiling

  • Kyphoplasty

  • Vertebroplasty

  • Interventional Radiology

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)

A thin, flexible catheter is placed into a blood vessel in the upper thigh and a substance called contrast material is injected into the catheter. The radiologist uses real-time X-ray to see the arteries and then guides the catheter to the arteries that supply blood to the fibroid. A solution of polyvinyl alcohol particles is then injected into those uterine arteries through the catheter. These particles build up in the targeted arteries and block blood flow to the fibroid.

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Kyphoplasty is when a balloon is inserted into the compressed vertebra under CT or fluoroscopicguidance. Your doctor may recommend this procedure if you have suffered a fracture due to trauma or have significant height loss caused by a fracture.

Preparing for Your Procedure

Read more on  preparing for your upcoming procedure: 

MRI, CT Scan, Pet Scan, UltraSound, Mammogram, Nuclear Medicine, etc...

Radiofrequency Ablation 

High-frequency energy passes through the needle causing the surrounding tissue to heat up killing the nearby cells. Radiofrequency ablation may be used to treat cancers in the bone, liver, kidney, prostate and lung. It is typically an option when surgery isn't possible.

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Aneurysm Coiling


Radiofrequency Ablation

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT)

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Selective Internal Radiation Therapy using SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres enables radiation, which is often used to treat cancer, to be delivered directly into the liver tumors by using the tumor’s own blood supply. Once injected, the microspheres are carried to the small blood vessels of the tumor where they lodge and emit radiation to kill the tumor cells.

Selective Internal Radiation Therapy

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is a procedure that blocks blood flow to fibroids in the uterus. It is also referred to as uterine artery embolization.

For women who are not planning a future pregnancy, UFE is a possible option instead of surgery.

Meet Our Team

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Procedure Videos

Uterine Fibroid Embolization (UFE)



Radiofrequency ablation is a minimally invasive procedure for cancer that uses electrical energy and heat to destroy cancer cells. During radiofrequency ablation, imaging tests are used to guide a thin needle through the skin or an incision and into the cancer tissue.