Interventional radiology is a specialized area of radiology that utilizes imaging in combination with minimally invasive procedures to diagnose and/or treat a variety of conditions. The procedures are generally performed using needles or catheters, and the images, including CT scan, X-ray, MRI, and ultrasound, are used as a guide, allowing your doctor to perform very precise procedures while minimizing pain, recovery time, and other stress to the body.
Some common interventional radiology procedures include:
Image-guided needle biopsy such as MRI breast biopsy or ultrasound biopsy.
Cancer treatments such as radiofrequency ablation and chemoembolization.
Treatment of peripheral vascular disease.
Kyphoplasty (treatment for deterioration of the vertebrae)
Interventional radiology covers a very wide range of procedures. Learn more viewing the above areas.