Interventional Radiology

page-photo011Interventional radiology (IR) is also known as vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) or surgical radiology. Interventional radiology 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 specialists who use minimally-invasive procedures to diagnose or treat disease with the advantage of being far less invasive than traditional surgery.

Common interventional radiology procedures include: