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Interventional Radiology

New Interventional Radiology/Special Procedures Room

Diagnostic Imaging Services at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center recently installed a New Innova 4100 room with 3D reconstruction capabilities. The computer generates 3D images for improved visualization, diagnosis, and treatment. All vascular procedures, except for heart, are performed in Special Procedures (legs, arms, trunk, carotids, and cerebral). The “Specials” Department includes Fort Walton Beach Medical Center’s ‘go-to’ people for a wide range of patient care challenges. While typical department hours are 7:30am to 3:30pm, the “Specials” team is on-call 24/7. Throughout the day, they will see patients who are scheduled for some type of procedure, or be called to the ER or OR on an emergent case.

Other Procedures Performed in Specials Include:

  • PICC lines for venous access
  • Dialysis catheters for people in renal failure
  • Nephrostomy tubes to drain fluid off of kidneys (hydronephrosis)
  • Nephro-ureteral stents to provide a pathway from the kidney to the bladder
  • IVC filters in patients to prevent known bloods clots from traveling to the heart and lungs
  • Embolizations to stop internal bleeding or unwanted blood flow
  • Kyphoplasty is performed for acute vertebral fractures to stabilize vertebra
  • Diskograms are performed by injecting contrast into the disc space to see which disc is causing pain
  • Venogram mapping is done for possible fistula placement or cardiac bypass
  • Fistulagrams are used to visualize fistula for possible angioplasty and de-clotting or stenting

All Radiology Technologists in the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center Internventional Radiology department are Interventional Trained. The Board Certified Radiologists include:

To schedule an Interventional/Special Procedure at Fort Walton Beach Medical Center, please call (850) 315-7823.