Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health flu-related visitor restrictions have been lifted. However, because babies, especially those who are ill or premature, are at higher risk of serious complications if they get the flu, visitation restrictions are still in place for all Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) until further notice.
The Interventional Radiology Program at Riley at IU Health performs a variety of minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and treat many pediatric conditions. Minimally invasive procedures are performed through tiny openings in the skin and do not require stitches. They have fewer risks than traditional open surgeries and result in less pain and a faster recovery for your child.
The program provides an environment suited specifically to your child’s condition and emotional needs. We use procedural sedation and surgical anesthesia to control pain. If needed, a trained Child Life specialist is available to support and calm your child before the procedure. We also use tools made especially for children (smaller in size and length).
We offer two interventional radiology suites, which are located near the Surgery Department in the Simon Family Tower at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Our highly advanced interventional radiology suites offer low-dose technology to keep your child’s exposure to radiation to an absolute minimum. All preparation, procedure and recovery rooms are together in one location. In addition to our pre- and post-procedure rooms, the suite has an anesthesia induction room and a family consultation area.
The Interventional Radiology Program also works with the Vascular Anomalies Program at Riley at IU Health to treat vascular malformations through sclerotherapy. It also provides catheter placement for children who require long-term use of intravenous (IV) medicines or fluids.
Our pediatric specialists provide patient- and family-centered care for most related conditions. The links below provide more specific information about some, but not all, of the conditions that we treat.
We offer a number of different Interventional Radiology Program services. Below are some, but not all, of the services that we provide. If you have a question about a specific service that is not listed here, please contact our program.
The Interventional Radiology Program at Riley at IU Health includes Indiana’s only pediatric-trained interventional radiologist. Our specialist leads a team of interventional radiology technologists, nurses and a physician assistant trained especially for work with children.
In addition to our primary hospital location at the Academic Health Center in Indianapolis, IN, we have convenient locations to better serve our communities throughout the state.
The Interventional Radiology Program at Riley at IU Health provides the following forms for parents, healthcare providers and personnel. We have also curated relevant resources from other websites and provided links with brief descriptions of the information that is available.
We provide multispecialty care for a number of conditions. Below are links to our related programs & departments.
Referring physicians may contact the Interventional Radiology Program at Riley at IU Health by phone at 317.948.6328.
Riley at IU Health is committed to preparing the next generation of pediatric healthcare specialists. In partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Interventional Radiology Program at Riley at IU Health provides educational opportunities for medical students, residents and fellows. Our Pediatric Radiology Fellowship is focused at Riley at IU Health and includes experience with all aspects of pediatric imaging, including interventional radiology.