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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology, one of the most complex and patient-care oriented fields in radiology, is a medical specialty that uses image-guided, minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment techniques that are often an alternative to surgery.

Interventional radiologists are highly trained in imaging, radiation safety, the performance of medical procedures, and patient management. Interventional radiologists treat diseases nonoperatively, often using small catheters or other devices and tools guided by radiologic imaging. Procedures performed by interventional radiologists are generally less costly and are less traumatic to the patient, involving smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter hospital stays.