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Celebrating Men’s Health Month: Advanced Interventional Radiology Services

June is Men’s Health Month; a time dedicated to raising awareness of preventable health issues and encouraging early detection and treatment of diseases among men. At Radiology of Indiana, we recognize the importance of men’s health and are committed to providing state-of-the-art interventional radiology services that offer minimally invasive solutions for a variety of health concerns. Let’s explore some of the innovative services we offer and how they can benefit you or the men in your life.

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that uses imaging techniques to guide small instruments like catheters and needles through the body to treat various conditions. These procedures are less invasive than traditional surgery, resulting in shorter recovery times, reduced pain, and lower risk of complications.

Key Interventional Radiology Services for Men’s Health

  1. Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)
    Prostatic Artery Embolization is a minimally invasive procedure where tiny particles are injected into the arteries that supply blood to the prostate. This reduces blood flow to the prostate, causing it to shrink and alleviate symptoms. PAE is performed through a small puncture in the groin or wrist, allowing for a quicker recovery compared to traditional surgery.
  2. Y-90 Cancer Treatment
    Y-90 cancer treatment is a cutting-edge option for those diagnosed with a primary or metastatic liver cancer. Often, these types of cancers can be difficult to treat because liver tumors can be inoperable and chemo drugs ineffective in curing the cancer. With Y-90 treatment, powerful doses of radiation are delivered to the exact tumor location, avoiding unnecessary exposure to other areas where it’s not needed. Radiologists use X-ray technology to guide small doses of radiation which are injected through blood vessels to the affected area, essentially cutting off blood supply and oxygen to the tumor, preventing them from growing.
  3. Joint & Tendon Pain Treatment
    Joint and tendon pain is common and can happen to everyone from the average active individual to the professional athlete. In the past, the pain has been treated with rest, physical therapy, medications, or open surgery taking months or years of recovery time. Now, a new procedure has been introduced called Tenex TX, which ultimately removes the source of the pain, getting you back to your active lifestyle faster.Through a small incision made to the area and using ultrasound technology, radiologists can see the exact location of the pain. Then an instrument that is about the size of a toothpick is used to deliver ultrasonic energy that breaks up and removes the damaged tissue. This procedure doesn’t disturb healthy tissue and no sutures or stiches are needed to heal.
  4. Back Pain Treatment
    Back pain can be debilitating and cause major limitations in daily life. A procedure called Kyphoplasty is a revolutionary new option to treat back pain and most procedures take less than an hour.  Using x-ray and MRI technology, radiologists can assess the precise area of pain and help restore bone damage. Radiology of Indiana has performed over 1,000 kyphoplasty procedures with 90% of patients experiencing complete, or nearly complete pain relief.

At Radiology of Indiana, our team of skilled interventional radiologists provide the highest level of care using the latest technological advancements. We understand the unique health challenges that men face and are committed to offering personalized, minimally invasive solutions to improve your health and quality of life.

Benefits of Choosing IR Treatments:

– Minimally Invasive Procedures: Reduced risk, pain, and recovery time.

– Expert Team: Highly trained and experienced interventional radiologists.

– State-of-the-Art Technology: Advanced imaging and treatment techniques.

– Comprehensive Care: Collaboration with other healthcare providers to ensure holistic care.

Take Charge of Your Health

Men’s Health Month is a perfect time to take charge of your health and address any concerns you may have been putting off. Don’t wait to take the first step towards better health. Contact Radiology of Indiana today to learn more about how our interventional radiology services can benefit you or schedule a consultation with one of our experts. Your health and well-being are our top priority. Visit our website or call (317) 621-5555.

The Power of Diagnostic Imaging for Prostate Disease

As men get older, their chances of developing an enlarged prostate increase. More than half of men over 60 have an enlarged prostate, which grows to 80% by age 80. An enlarged prostate is a common symptom shared by three primary prostate diseases. Let’s explore these prostate diseases and how Radiology of Indiana is equipped to help with the diagnostic part of testing and diagnosis.

Types of Prostate Disease

Enlarged prostate (1)

Any man can develop a prostate problem. Here are the main three types of prostate diseases:

  1. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) is when the prostate grows larger for reasons not related to cancer. It affects approximately 50% of all men before the age of 50 and more than 75% percent of men over 60.
    1. Symptoms include:
      1. Weak urinary stream
      2. A sense of not being able to empty the bladder completely
  • Difficulty starting urination
  1. Urinating more often or a sense of having to go right away
  2. Having to get up often at night to urinate
  3. Stopping and starting of the urine stream.
  1. Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate that a bacterial infection may cause. This disease may affect all ages of men and can occur in any prostate, whether enlarged or not. Symptoms of prostatitis are like those caused by an enlarged prostate and may include:
    1. Urge frequency
    2. Difficulty in emptying the bladder
    3. Chills
    4. Fever
    5. Pain or burning during urination
  2. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death due to cancer among men. Many prostate cancers grow slowly and are confined to the prostate gland. However, some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment. Other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Prostate cancer symptoms include:
    1. Difficulty with beginning urination
    2. Frequent need to urinate, particularly at night
    3. Inability to urinate
    4. Weak or sporadic urine flow
    5. Painful or a burning sensation during urination
    6. Painful ejaculation
    7. Blood in the urine or semen
    8. Pain in the back, hips, or located in the extremities

Interventional and Traditional Imaging Capabilities

Radiology of Indiana has interventional and traditional imaging capabilities to meet your needs to assist in the evaluation and diagnosis of prostate diseases, including:

  • Nuclear Medicine– A nuclear medicine procedure is a medical specialty that uses radioactive tracers (radiopharmaceuticals) to assess bodily functions and diagnose and treat disease.
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)– An MRI scan can produce detailed images of the organs and tissues in the body.


  • Prostatic Artery Embolization (PAE)PAE is a minimally invasive procedure for the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS). The prostate arteries are embolized by tiny microspheres that block some blood flow to the prostate, shrinking the tissue and relieving symptoms.


Dedication, Integrity, and Excellence

When you have physicians on staff with radiology experience dating back to 1960, adapting to the ever-changing healthcare environment becomes second nature. At Radiology of Indiana, our track record of exceptional services is what solidifies and strengthens our relationships with the hospitals, imaging centers, referring physicians, and patients who put their trust in us.

Let’s talk about how Radiology of Indiana can meet your needs too. Contact us today!