Interventional Radiology

A subspecialty of radiology, Interventional Radiology (IR) is an advance in medicine that can often replace open surgical procedures. RANI’s team of specially trained Interventional Radiologists finds that the diagnostic and treatment options offered through IR are generally easier for patients.  The procedures do not involve large incisions, thereby reducing risk, pain and recovery time, and they are typically less costly than traditional surgery. And, because most procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis, they require only a short hospital stay.In IR, small instruments or needles are guided through blood vessels or other pathways in a minimally invasive procedure. Pictures are used as road maps, allowing RANI’s Interventional Radiologists to use their skills in reading X-rays, ultrasound and other medical images to guide the small
instruments to the area(s) of interest.  Cardiovascular procedures are well-suited for IR. Some procedures are done for diagnostic purposes, such as an angiogram in which the Interventional Radiologist looks for abnormalities in the blood vessel. While other IR procedures are done for treatment purposes such as angioplasty, in which guided imaging is used to open the narrowed or blocked blood vessel.

As technology advances and high quality imaging equipment becomes more widely available, the Interventional Radiologists at RANI will offer patients and referring physicians a host of new treatment options.

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Common Interventional Radiology Procedures