Who are interventional radiologists
Interventional Radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-rays, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.
Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
They Offer State-of-the-Art Modern Medical Advances
Due to technology advances and high-quality imaging equipment becoming widely available, interventional radiologists are able to offer patients and referral physicians a host of treatment options. For details about these ailments and how IRs treat them, please select from the list of choices on the left side of your screen. A glossary of common interventional techniques is below.