What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional Radiology is an area of speciality of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. These procedures have less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Real time images are used to direct the procedures, which are usually done with catheters or needles. The images provide road maps that allow the interventional radiologist to guide these instruments through the body to the areas of interest.
Please ensure the following steps are followed. They will serve to prepare you for your examination and/or procedure.
- Appointment required for this procedure
- Please bring any previous images
- You will be advised of the appropriate preparation when you make your appointment
- You will be asked to sign a consent form