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Radiology and Interventionist Radiology

UrologyInterventional radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology which utilizes minimally-invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.


Common IR procedures are:

  • Angiography
  • Balloon angioplasty/stent
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Drain insertions
  • Endovascular aneurysm repair
  • Embolization
  • Thrombolysis
  • Biopsy
  • Radiofrequency ablation (RF/RFA)
  • Cryoablation
  • Line insertion
  • IVC filters
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Nephrostomy placement
  • Radiologically inserted gastrostomy or RIG
  • Dialysis access and related interventions
  • Biliary intervention
  • Endovenous laser treatment of varicose veins