Interventional radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology. By combining advanced technology with the fundamentals of patient care, interventional radiologists can treat complex conditions — even cardiovascular disease and cancer — less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
During an IR procedure, the interventional radiologist uses X-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound images to guide small instruments (catheters) through the vascular system or other pathways percutaneously (through the skin).
Interventional radiology procedures often replace open surgical procedures, which is a big benefit for patients. Since there is no large incision, there is usually less risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time. Interventional radiology is an important component in many areas of patient care, and the rapidly advancing field continues to offer newer, safer and more comfortable choices for our patients.
- Vascular disease
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Minimally-invasive biopsies
- Dialysis access management
- Vein disease & varicose veins
- Wound healing
- Minimally-invasive pain management
- Uterine fibroid embolization
- Mediport placement
- Chemoembolization (delivery of cancer-fighting agents directly to the site of a cancer tumor)
- Radiofrequency Ablation (the use of radiofrequency (RF) energy to “cook” and kill cancerous tumors)
- Cryoablation (the use of extremely cold gas to freeze and kill cancerous tumors)
- Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) (Non-surgical procedure that is used to treat malignant lesions in the liver)
- ?Yttrium-90 ( use of radioactive microspheres to treat liver tumors)
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