Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

The Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology is at the forefront of every vascular and interventional radiology medical breakthrough. It treats patients safely and aggressively with minimally invasive alternatives to surgery.

Vascular and interventional radiology—the practice of using radiological images to guide narrow tubes (catheters) and other tiny instruments through blood vessels and other parts of the body to both diagnose and treat various conditions— uses advanced procedures that rarely require general anesthesia. This can dramatically reduce a patient's risk, recovery time and cost. Innovation lies at the heart of the full range of vascular and nonvascular diagnostic and interventional procedures we provide.

Traditional vascular services for all patients from pediatric to geriatric include these:

  • Diagnostic angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Stents and stent grafts (e.g., mesenteric artery stenting, aortic aneurysm repair, etc.)
  • Thrombolysis
  • Inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement
  • Management of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • Hemodialysis grafts
  • Embolization of vascular lesions
  • Uterine fibroid embolization
  • Venous access

Nonvascular interventional procedures include these:

  • Percutaneous nephrostomy
  • Ureteral stents
  • Biliary drainage and stents
  • Percutaneous feeding tubes
  • Imaging-guided biopsies and abscess drainages
  • Percutaneous osteoplasty

We are also integral members of Montefiore's liver service, performing transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) placements, and the radiofrequency and cryoablation of tumors.

We invite you to read about image-guided procedures performed by our division.

Active Research Projects
  • Imaging of fibroids
  • Decreasing radiation exposure during interventional procedures
  • Advanced techniques to improve chemoembolization outcomes
Recent Publications

Catheter Directed Interventions for Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis
Golowa Y; Warhit M; Matsunaga F; Cynamon J.

Gastric Ischemia as a Result of an Iatrogenic Arterioportal Fistula: A Perfect Storm
Jeyakumar A; Herman O; Bellemare S; Kinkhabwala M; Cynamon J; Golowa Y.

Transfemoral Transcaval Core-Needle Liver Biopsy: An Alternative to Transjugular Liver Biopsy
Cynamon J; Shabrang C; Golowa Y; Daftari A; Herman O; Jagust M.

A Prospective, Single-Arm, Multicenter Trial of Ultrasound-Facilitated, Catheter-Directed, Low-Dose Fibrinolysis for Acute Massive and Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: The SEATTLE II Study
Piazza G1; Hohlfelder B; Jaff MR; Ouriel K; Engelhardt TC; Sterling KM; Jones NJ; Gurley JC; Bhatheja R; Kennedy RJ; Goswami N; Natarajan K; Rundback J; Sadiq IR; Liu SK; Bhalla N; Raja ML; Weinstock BS; Cynamon J; Elmasri FF; Garcia MJ; Kumar M; Ayerdi J; Soukas P; Kuo W; Liu PY; Goldhaber SZ.

Giant Mycotic Pulmonary Artery Pseudoaneurysm Treated by Guide Wire and Coil Embolization
Trambert JJ; Abubaker SJ; Kanner BJ.

View all publications.

Fellowship Information

Learn more about the fellowship program in Vascular and Interventional Radiology.

Contact Information

Jacob Cynamon, MD
Director, Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Professor, Radiology
Email: jcynamon@montefiore.org
Telephone: 718-920-5729

Robin Harrison and Racquel Walters
Administrators, Radiology
Telephone: 718-920-5729