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Women's Health

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

Women's Health: Why Choose Johns Hopkins?

  • We offer women access to a special place created specifically for them, where you can obtain 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 women and do research to help improve women’s services in many ways.

Therapeutic Procedures

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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. 

  • Fibroid tumors are noncancerous (benign) growths that develop in the muscular wall of the uterus. Uterine fibroid embolization  involves cutting off blood flow to the fibroid, causing it to shrink.

  • Pelvic pain (chronic) is defined as “non-cyclic” pain lasting greater than six months. A multidisciplinary team approach is needed to treat this often complex medical condition.

  • Ovarian vein embolization is used to treat chronic pelvic pain.

  • The most common cause of female infertility is a blockage of the fallopian tube through which eggs pass from the ovary to the uterus. 

    Interventional radiologists can diagnose and treat a blockage in the fallopian tubes with a nonsurgical procedure known as selective salpingography

  • Vascular arterial disease ccur in various forms that damage the arteries, which deliver blood from the heart throughout the body. 

  • Varicose veins are enlarged, twisted veins. Varicose veins can happen anywhere in the body, but are more common in the legs.

  • Sclerotherapy is a minimally invasive treatment used to treat varicose and spider veins. The procedure involves the injection of a solution directly into the affected veins, causing them to shrink and eventually disappear.



Our Experts


Interventional Radiology: Women's Health

Johns Hopkins division director of interventional radiology, Dr. Kelvin Hong, discusses the impact that minimally invasive procedures have had in women's health. Interventional radiologists treat a variety of conditions for women including uterine fibroids, infertility, chronic pelvis pain, varicose veins and pelvic floor dysfunction.

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