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What Are the Latest Advancements in Interventional Radiology Offered by GLMI?

The world of medical imaging is ever-evolving, and at Great Lakes Medical Imaging (GLMI), we've always been at the forefront of adopting the newest and most effective technologies. One area where the winds of change have been especially strong is Interventional Radiology (IR). As one of Western New York's leading imaging centers, GLMI is proud to continually introduce advanced IR techniques and technologies to our community.

Interventional Radiology represents a perfect union of diagnostic imaging and minimally invasive treatments, leading to quicker recoveries and reduced hospital stays. So, what are the latest advancements in Interventional Radiology that GLMI is bringing to the table? Let's explore:

1. 3D Imaging and Augmented Reality (AR) in Procedures:
3D imaging has added a layer of precision to IR procedures, allowing for real-time, three-dimensional visualizations of the targeted area. Coupled with AR, this technology provides our radiologists with overlay images for more accurate interventions, reducing risks and improving outcomes.

2. Advanced Embolization Techniques:
At GLMI, we've adopted cutting-edge embolization techniques that are less invasive yet more effective. These include treatments like prostate artery embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia and uterine fibroid embolization for fibroid treatment.

3. Microwave and Cryoablation Techniques:
For tumor treatments, GLMI has introduced both microwave ablation and cryoablation. These methods use extreme temperatures (hot or cold) to destroy tumors without needing major surgery, leading to shorter recovery times.

4. Neurointerventional Procedures:
Stroke interventions and aneurysm coiling are complex procedures where the expertise of GLMI shines. Using the latest equipment, our IR specialists can navigate the intricate pathways of the brain, delivering life-saving treatments with incredible precision.

5. Advanced Stenting Procedures:
Modern stents are more flexible and durable than ever before. At GLMI, we use the latest stents for a variety of procedures, including treating peripheral artery disease, ensuring longer-lasting results with fewer complications.

6. Cutting-Edge Imaging Software:
The quality of Interventional Radiology procedures is heavily reliant on the clarity of images. GLMI has invested in top-tier imaging software that provides the crispest visuals, ensuring that our radiologists have the best possible view during every procedure.

7. Telemedicine Consultations:
To make the services more accessible, especially in the current times, GLMI now offers telemedicine consultations for IR. This ensures that patients can discuss their concerns, understand their treatment options, and plan their procedures without having to visit in person.

8. Enhanced Patient Comfort Measures:
Beyond the technologies used in procedures, GLMI has also introduced advancements focused on patient comfort, such as conscious sedation techniques that keep patients relaxed and comfortable throughout their IR procedure.


At GLMI, our commitment goes beyond merely offering treatments. We aim to provide the Western New York community with medical imaging and interventional treatments that are at the pinnacle of modern medicine. These advancements in Interventional Radiology are not just about state-of-the-art technology; they represent our dedication to patient safety, comfort, and optimal outcomes.

If you're exploring Interventional Radiology treatments, we invite you to experience the advanced care and compassionate service of GLMI. Our team is here to guide you, ensuring the best possible health outcomes.

Disclaimer: This blog article is for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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