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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a medical specialty that involves performing image-guided, minimally invasive procedures utilizing CT scan, ultrasound and fluoroscopy. These procedures are performed safely and efficiently in the outpatient setting.

What We Do

Interventional radiologists work closely with a patient’s primary care physician or specialist to ensure the patient receives the best possible coordinated, efficient and quality care. The procedures they perform can be for diagnostic purposes, for therapeutic treatment or to support a patient’s treatment. They include:

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Biopsies
  • Fluid aspirations


Therapeutic Procedures

  • Varicose vein treatment
  • Uterine fibroid treatment
  • Vertebroplasty (treatment of painful osteoporotic compression fractures)


Treatment Support Procedures:

  • Venous access: chest ports for chemotherapy and catheter placement for dialysis.


Some advantages of interventional radiology include:

  • Risk, pain and recovery time are significantly reduced
  • Procedures can be performed without an overnight hospital stay
  • General anesthesia is not required

About our Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Barry Kanner has been performing advanced, image-guided, minimally invasive procedures for over 20 years. He has a special interest in the treatment of fibroids utilizing uterine artery embolization, performing his first case in 1997. Other disorders treated include renal failure requiring hemodialysis access, cancer and other chronic disorders requiring diagnosis or venous access, and peripheral vascular disease.

Dr. Kanner graduated from New York University School of Medicine, followed by a residency in diagnostic radiology at New York University Medical Center. He completed two fellowships- in body imaging and in interventional and vascular radiology–at New York University Medical Center. He is board certified in diagnostic radiology and subspecialty certified in vascular and interventional radiology.