What is Interventional Radiology, and what are its benefits?
Interventional radiology (also known as IR) is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery.
By harnessing the power of advanced imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans and other innovative methods), interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions—even cardiovascular disease and cancer—less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
The result? IR can reduce the length of hospital stays, minimize potential complications and save lives.
IR is cutting-edge, modern medicine.
Interventional radiologists are on the front lines of clinical advances and use of the latest image-guided technologies. They are board-certified physicians who are trained in both radiology and minimally invasive therapies.
Interventional radiologists work across the body to deliver minimally invasive treatments for a variety of conditions.
What are the benefits of IR?
MIIPs are cutting edge solutions…without the cutting! MIIPs are not surgery. By using medical images like x-rays to see inside the body, specialized doctors can treat major diseases through a pinhole.
MIIPs can treat adults and children with a wide variety of diseases throughout the body. MIIPs can also help patients after surgery or even help patients avoid surgery altogether.
IR can reduce the length of hospital stays, minimize potential complications and save lives.
What parts of the body can be treated with IR?
Check out this infographic from the Interventional Initiative to learn more about IR and the procedures that can be performed in a minimally invasive manner.