Paul B. Shyn, MD Director, Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology (CSIR)
Cross Sectional Interventional Radiology (CSIR) performs procedures throughout the body including percutaneous biopsies, fluid aspirations, and catheter drainages of fluid collections. Image-guided therapeutic injections are performed in the spine and joints. Percutaneous tumor ablations guided by ultrasound, CT, PET/CT, and MRI are also offered. Radiofrequency ablation, microwave ablation, cryoablation, and irreversible electroporation techniques are used to eradicate tumors throughout the body using needle-sized probes placed through the skin under imaging guidance. Many interventional radiology procedures conducted by this service are performed in the hospital’s Advanced Multi-modality Image-Guided Operating (AMIGO) suite.