Interventional radiology (IR) is also known as vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) or surgical radiology.
IR is a medical subspecialty of radiology utilizing minimally-invasive, image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes. Many conditions can now be treated non-surgically by interventional radiologists. Physical trauma to the patient is minimized, therefore significantly reducing risk of infection, recovery times and hospital stays.
Northwest Radiology interventional radiologists are minimally-invasive specialists who diagnose or treat disease with the advantage of being far less invasive than traditional surgery.