What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional radiology is specialized field in which minimally invasive techniques and image guidance are used in treating patient conditions. Commonly, interventional radiology is utilized to treat heart and blood vessel blockages without having to perform surgery.
Interventional procedures are performed using fluoroscopy, ultrasound and CT imaging guidance. A broad-spectrum of catheter based treatments for peripheral vascular diseases are performed, such as angioplasty, stent placement and thrombolysis. Embolization is routinely used for the treatment of tumors and hemorrhage. Venous access devices are placed to facilitate chemotherapy infusion in cancer patients. Our interventional radiologists also have an active role in the care of dialysis patients including angioplasty and thrombolysis of occluded shunts.