Interventional Radiology

Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR) is a sub-specialty of Diagnostic Radiology that has evolved over the past 25 years to become an integral part of comprehensive patient care, providing less invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of a broad range of health problems.

The vascular and interventional radiology team at UAB is a dedicated group of healthcare professionals consisting of 4 full-time Interventional Radiologists, who are highly skilled and committed to providing the highest quality patient care and education programs for our patients and for the community. Our group is also committed to provide a superior environment for the education of health professionals through our fellowship program and research trials.

Our group uses cutting edge interventional devices and State-of-the-art imaging techniques including fluoroscopy, ultrasound and computed tomography (CT scans) to perform a variety of innovative interventional procedures for treatment of malignant tumors (cancer), peripheral arterial and venous, urologic and hepatobiliary diseases. Our group also performs Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS), varicocele embolization, uterine fibroid embolization, Dialysis related interventions, spine interventions and central venous access catheter placement and management. These procedures are often performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, are well tolerated by the patients and usually done on outpatient basis.

If you have any questions, or need additional information, please feel free to contact, Ahmed M. Kamel Abdel Aal, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D., Chief, Interventional Radiology at (205) 975-4850.