Interventional radiology (IR) uses state-of-the-art minimally invasive techniques and imaging guidance to replace conventional surgery.
IR radiologists perform more than 6,000 cases annually, treating patients, diagnosing disease and providing a full array of patient care for the chest, abdomen, and extremities. Services include:
- Diagnostic arteriography
- Renal and peripheral vascular interventions
- Thoracic and abdominal stent grafts
- Venous access procedures
- Embolization therapies
This alternative to surgical treatment can eliminate the need for hospitalization in certain cases.
Types of interventional radiology include: