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.
Interventional Radiology is a burgeoning medical specialty designed to utilize advanced medical imaging (ultrasound, CT, X-rays and MRI) to perform minimally invasive image guided procedures to treat and diagnose a wide variety of medical conditions.
Many of these image guided procedures now replace the older surgical approaches, thus allowing for quicker recovery, less risk and reduced length of hospital stay and typically reduced cost.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who have training in both image guided procedures as well as diagnostic radiology allowing them to use their foundation of anatomy and pathology to provide personalized precision medical solutions utilizing the most advance medical technologies available.
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Services Include:
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