IR delivers. Reduced risk, less pain, shorter recovery times.
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.
Modern medicine at its finest
Today, interventional radiology is synonymous with 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.
IR was founded in the early 1960s by Charles Dotter, MD, who invented angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used to treat peripheral arterial disease.
Vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures:
- Venous Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy
- Arterial and Venous Stenting
- AVM (Vascular Malformations)
- IVC filter placement and removal
- Image-Guided chest ports arm ports
- Image-Guided tunneled powerline placement
- Image-Guided vascular access
- RF and Endovascular laser therapy (EVLT) of varicose veins
- Radiofrequency (RF) ablation of varicose veins
- Pelvic venous congestion With embolization
- Intravascular ultrasound
- May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) (Pelvic pain, Lower extremity pain and swelling)
Non-Vascular Interventional Radiology Procedures:
- Biliary stenting
- US guided biopsies (bone, spine, organ, soft tissues)
- Cholangiography with stent placement
- Pain management therapy (Spinal injections, Facet injections, Transforaminal injections, Epidural)
- Kyphoplasty and vertebroplasty
- Ablation of spinal tumors
- Paracentesis and thoracentesis
- Percutaneous abscess drainage
- Percutaneous biliary drains
- Percutaneous gastrostomy and jejunostomy insertions
- Percutaneous nephrostomy tube placement
- Pleural or peritoneal tunneled long term catheter placement
- Radiofrequency RF ablation (liver, lung, kidney, and bone)
- Temporary and tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement
- Regenerative medicine With image guidance