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Provider Interventional Radiology Ordering Guide

Location Information

Location Information

Hours of Operation

Spartanburg Medical Center Outpatient Center: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (on call for emergencies)

 

Interventional Radiology Department Phone Number

Scheduling Phone Number: 864-560-6811

 

After Hours Phone Number

After Hours: 864-560-1211

 

    Procedures and Diagnostic Services Provided

    Procedures and Diagnostic Services Provided

    Ablations – renal cyst, celiac plexus block

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Angiography – lower extremities, upper extremities, mesenteric, cerebral, abdominal aorta, and thoracic aorta

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Arterial Intervention – angioplasty, stenting, aortic aneurysm repair, thrombolysis, embolizations (UFE’s, etc), and chemoembolizations

    • Office consultation with interventional radiologist.
    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Arthrograms – hip, shoulders, knees, ankles and wrists

    • Bring medication list.
    • Blood thinners must be stopped for appropriate time frame as approved by the physician.
    • Order for procedure to scheduler.
    • History and physical to scheduler.

    Biliary Catheters Placements

    • NPO

    Biopsies – liver, lung, kidney, bone marrow, thyroid, transjugular, vertebral disc, other

    • Bring medication list.
    • Pre-admission testing visit for all except thyroid.
    • Blood thinners must be stopped for appropriate time frame as approved by the physician.
    • Order for scheduler prior to pre-admission testing visit.
    • History and physical prior to pre-admission testing visit.
    • Patient will need a driver.

    Drainages – abscess, wound fistulas, chest tube placement, thoracentesis, paracentesis, pleurx drain placement, cholecystostomy drain placement

    • NPO

    Feeding Tubes – gastrostomy tube placement/change, jejunostomy tube changes, gastrojejunostomy tube placement/change

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Foreign Body Removal – venous or arterial

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Kyphoplasty

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Lumbar Punctures – blood patch, LP

    • Bring medication list.
    • Blood thinners must be stopped for appropriate time frame as approved by the physician.
    • Order for procedure to scheduler prior to appointment date.
    • Patient to stay after the procedure for 6 hours, will be lying flat.
    • Have the patient drink extra water or liquids the day before the procedure so well hydrated.
    • Patient will need a driver.

    Myelograms – lumbar, cervical, thoracic

    • Bring medication list.
    • Blood thinners must be stopped for appropriate time frame as approved by the physician.
    • Order for procedure to scheduler prior to appointment date.
    • Patient to stay after the procedure for 6 hours, will be lying flat.
    • Have the patient drink extra water or liquids the day before the procedure so he or she is well hydrated.
    • Patient will need a driver.

    Sialograms

    • No prep needed.

    Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block (SPG) – treatment for migraine headaches

    • No prep needed.

    Steroid Injections – epidurals, hips, SI joints, intercostal, and facet

    • Bring medication list.
    • Stop any blood thinner 5 days before the procedure if cleared with prescribing physician.
    • Must have a driver.

    Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS)

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Tumor Ablations – radiofrequency, microwave, and cryoablation

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Vena Cava Filter Placements/Removals

    • Pre-Admission testing visit.

    Venous Procedures – upper and lower extremity venography, DVT thrombolysis, stenting, angioplasty, central line placement, portacath placement

    • Pre-admission testing visit.

    Urology (including nephrostograms, nephrostomies with catheter placement/exchange)

    • Pre-admission testing visit.
    • Bring medication list.
    • History and physical to scheduler prior to preadmission testing visit.
    • Order for procedure/study to scheduler prior to preadmission visit.