Interventional radiology treatments have become the primary method of care for a variety of conditions, offering less risk, pain and recovery time compared to open surgery.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified and fellowship trained physicians whose area of expertise is minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They are experts at reading X-rays, ultrasounds, CTs, MRIs, and other forms of medical imaging. They offer the most comprehensive knowledge of the least invasive treatments available, coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience. They have had extensive training and must show expertise in radiation safety, radiation physics, the biological effects of radiation, and injury prevention.
Examples of treatments administered by interventional radiologists include:
- Radiofrequency ablation
- Minimally invasive biopsies
These minimally invasive treatments can cure or alleviate symptoms of vascular disease, stroke, uterine fibroids, or cancer.