Under this sub specialty of radiology, Interventional radiologists perform catheter (small thin tubes) based minimally invasive procedures guided by diagnostic imaging modalities such as X-ray, MRI, CT and ultrasound. Image guidance enables these specialists to guide the catheter precisely to the affected area for surgical intervention without performing open surgery.
Interventional radiologists can restore blood flow to blocked arteries (angioplasty), place stents, remove blood clots, stop bleeding, remove tumors and take biopsies.
Interventional radiology can be used to treat many conditions including:
- Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Cancers in the Liver, Kidney, Lung, Bone. Breast, etc
- Venous Diseases – deep vein thrombosis (DVT), varicose veins, pulmonary embolism, varicocele, etc
- Liver Disease
Interventional Radiology Procedures are an alternative to open surgery, and key-hole surgeries have very low risk of infection and short duration of period of hospital stay and faster recovery. To explore further, please contact our team of qualified specialists and healthcare professionals.