Our interventional radiology center, which is the therapeutic department of radiology, helps other clinical branches in many issues by applying the necessary treatment protocol with imaging devices such as angiography, computed tomography, ultrasonography, and magnetic resonance by using special needles, wires and catheters without creating a surgical incision.

Interventional procedures that do not require surgery are performed under local and sedation anesthesia, making sure that the patient is comfortable,  and drugs that relaxes the patient are given intravenously. This way, patients can be treated comfortably without feeling any pain. For these processes, the materials are specially designed and produced for each process and purpose, using mostly high-tech devices. These methods, which are painless and have very low risks, increase the quality of life of the patients, shorten the hospital stay, and patients are discharged on the day of the procedure or usually one day later.

Special operations performed at our center

In interventional radiology, biopsies can be taken from many organs such as liver, breast, lymph nodes, prostate; cysts and abscesses can be treated; clogged bile and urinary tracts can be opened; dialysis catheters can be inserted, and especially liver tumors can be treated by burning with special needles and drugs. Bubbles that cause brain hemorrhage or vascular diseases that cause stroke are also treated interventionally without opening the skull.

Main operations performed in our center

  • Tumor Marking
  • Drainage (Liquid Discharge) Operations: Kidney and Urinary Tract Interventions, Abscess Drainage
  • Biopsies
  • Intravenous Catheters: Dialysis Catheter Insertion, Port Insertion,
  • Picc-Line Catheter Installation
  • Vascular Treatments: Vascular Occlusion Treatment,
  • Diabetic Foot treatment
  • Intracranial Vascular Aneurysm Treatment

Oncological Treatments:

Chemoembolization: It is the method of administering chemotherapy drugs directly into the tumor through a catheter by entering the inguinal vein and reaching the vessels in the liver.

Radioembolization: It is an application that ensures the destruction of cancer cells with a double effect by applying both radiation therapy and embolization process at the same time in the area where liver cancer is located.

Radiofrequency-Microwave Ablation: It is a method that enables the treatment of liver, lung, bone and kidney tumors by burning them by converting radiofrequency and microwave energy into heat.

Biliary Interventions: Biliary interventions are minimally invasive procedures applied to treat narrowing, obstruction and injury in the biliary canals. Minimally invasive techniques are used to treat inflamed or infected gallbladder.

Neuroradiological Treatments:

  • Bubbles that cause bleeding in the vessels feeding the brain can be treated by entering the vein. By using metallic stents and coils, the bubbles are occluded and bleeding is prevented.
  • AVM Embolization

Arteriovenous malformations occur with the direct opening of the cerebral arteries to the veins. These lesions can lead to bleeding. They are treated by occlusion of the vascular enlargements that cause this bleeding with metal spirals or liquid adhesives by entering through the vein.

Neck Artery Vein Treatments

Narrow segments can be enlarged back to their normal size and the risk of stroke can be reduced by using a metallic stent and balloon through the vein.

Stroke Treatment

Stroke occurs when blood clots get into the brain from the heart and neck veins. With early intervention within the first six hours, it is possible to prevent neurological losses by pulling the clot from the vein.


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ahmetkemalfiratdamali.png Prof. Ahmet Kemal FIRAT M.D. Radiology interventional radiology Physician Info