Interventional Radiology (IR) at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia provides a full range of therapeutic and diagnostic procedures in infants, children, and adolescents. Specially trained pediatric interventional radiologists perform minimally invasive interventions using imaging tools to guide their procedures.
Your interventional radiologist will work closely with your primary care or other physician to be sure your child receives the best possible care.
IR in children has reduced the need for open surgery in many conditions, providing minimally invasive alternatives. Our facilities were created to provide specialized care for children. There are three IR suites at the Main Campus, each with state-of -the-art imaging equipment.
A high level of care is made possible by the teamwork of our dedicated and highly trained staff, which includes interventional radiologists, registered nurses, radiologic technologists, physician assistants, core technicians, nurse practitioners, clinical coordinators, and sedation physicians.
If your physician has told you that your child needs to have an Interventional Radiology procedure, please call the IR nurse scheduler at 215-590-7000 (press #1 at the first prompt, press #2 at the second prompt).
You will be asked some questions regarding your child's medical history, including medications the child is currently taking and previous responses to sedation or anesthesia. Together you and the nurse will schedule a time for the procedure to be done. If you have any questions regarding the procedure or the sedation, please feel free to ask the nurse at this time.
For more information, visit our Scheduling and Arrival page.
Interventional Radiology at CHOP offers the following procedures. To learn more about a specific procedure, click the appropriate link.
Due to the wide variety of procedures performed, instructions for all procedures are not provided here. If you have questions about a procedure not listed above, please call the Interventional Radiology Nurse scheduler at 215-590-7000 (press #1 at the first prompt, press #2 at the second prompt).
Child Life Specialists are available to answer questions you might have about how to prepare and support your child during a procedure. A child life specialist can also be present at the time of your child's appointment to explain the procedure in developmentally appropriate ways using well established preparation materials. The specialist can also be available to help implement distraction techniques to help your child better cope with the stress of the hospital experience. Please call 215-590-2001 or click the link above for more information.