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Men's Health

Johns Hopkins Interventional Radiology Center (IRC) team of interventionalists has dedicated their professional lives to providing men’s health services. Our services range from routine diagnostic exams, to in-depth consultations for men with infertility, arterial or vein disorders.

Men's Health: Why Choose Johns Hopkins?

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  • We offer men highly specialized interventional services using state-of-the-art equipment in a compassionate, caring environment.
  • Our minimally invasive image-guided treatments effectively treat patients with minimal discomfort.
  • At Johns Hopkins, we commit to continuously advancing radiological services for men and do research to help improve men’s health services in many ways.

Therapeutic Procedures

A nurse, physician assistant or medical affairs coordinator will work closely with your referring physician to coordinate your care and will provide instructions before your appointment. 

  • ​Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) is a minimally invasive treatment that helps improve lower urinary tract symptoms caused by a Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). BPH is a noncancerous enlargement of the prostate gland and is the most common benign tumor found in men.
  • Image-guided urologic interventions for prostate cancer include diagnostic biopsies, fiducial marker placements for external beam radiation, ultrasound-guided and primary ablative therapies, and fluid collection drainages.
  • Varicose veins are swollen, enlarged veins that are clearly visible just under the surface of the skin. For some people, they cause pain, blood clots, or sores. This ailment usually occurs in the legs, but also can appear in other parts of the body. EVLT is a minimally invasive treatment that uses heat to close off problematic veins and relieve the symptoms they cause. 

  • Interventional oncology procedures provide minimally invasive, targeted treatment of cancer. Image guidance is used in combination with the most current innovations available to treat cancerous tumors while minimizing possible injury to other body organs.
  • Varicocele is a term used to describe abnormally dilated veins (called the “pampiniform plexus” of veins) in the scrotum. 

    With varicocele embolization, small coils are introduced through a vein in the groin area and are used to block the veins in the abdomen feeding the varicocele. 

 

 

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