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.
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.
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.