Interventional radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology that uses imaging techniques like X-ray and ultrasound to guide small tools into the body to diagnose and treat disease. Our interventional radiologists are board-certified doctors who have completed at least six years of specialized training after medical school.
Guided by imaging, radiologists can follow the flow of injected dye to locate problems such as a tumor or clot. Interventional radiology procedures also can open blocked vessels, dissolve blood clots, deliver cancer treatment and more.
Benefits of interventional radiology treatments include:
Additionally, IR can provide treatment options if you have been diagnosed with an inoperable condition.
Interventional radiology can be used to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. Common medical specialties that often use IR include: