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Interventional Radiology

Treatments low in risk and discomfort, high in effectiveness

Interventional Radiology combines revolutionary catheterization and imaging technologies with the latest procedural techniques to offer early, accurate diagnoses and broad treatment options.

What does this mean for you or your patients? Reduced risk, pain, and recovery time.

Here, you will find information about important medical advances in interventional radiology -- sometimes called the surgery of the 21st century. Interventional radiologists are specially trained doctors who use X-rays and other imaging techniques to "see" inside the body while they guide narrow tubes (catheters) and other very small instruments through the blood vessels and other pathways of the body to the site of a problem, treating a variety of medical disorders without surgery. Procedures performed by interventional radiologists (IRs) are generally less costly and less traumatic to the patient, involving smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter hospital stays.

Reprinted with permission of the Society of Interventional Radiology, copyright 2003, www.SIRweb.org .


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