What exactly is interventional Radiology?
Many of our patients are not too familiar with exactly what interventional radiology is before they visit us for the first time. The information provided in this BLOG will tell you the main points of what you should know.
About interventional radiology
Interventional radiology is a specialty in the field of medicine that uses minimally invasive procedures with the help of technology and imaging-based methods. In layman terms, it is an innovative approach to vascular problems that avoids drugs or major surgeries as a treatment. Many people undergo surgery for a variety of conditions without ever hearing or exploring interventional radiology treatment options. However, its popularity has been growing as the effectiveness and patient results are made public.
Who can benefit from interventional radiology?
There are many conditions that can be treated with interventional radiology such as those listed below:
- Uterine fibroids
- Vein problems (Varicose / Spider Veins)
- Peripheral vascular disease
- Dialysis related conditions
- Vertebral compression Fractures
- Male Infertility
- Prostate problems.
These conditions and more can be very effectively treated here Unique Interventional Radiology.
How is interventional radiology possible?
Advancements in technology, especially as it pertains to diagnostic imaging, has enabled the minimally invasive procedures available to patients. Interventional radiologists use such technology as: CT Scans, X-rays, MRI scans, fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and other exams to diagnose disease, perform biopsies, manage pain, and alleviate a variety of symptoms that patients may experience.
What are some of the benefits of interventional radiology?
The main benefit of course is the potential to avoid major surgery, but here are additional potential benefits:
- Better and more accurate diagnosis
- Less pain following procedure
- Faster recovery time
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter hospital stays
- Less risk of infection
- Usually an outpatient procedure.
How do I know if interventional radiology is right for me?
The best way to see if interventional radiology is the best treatment option for a patient, is to speak to a doctor. We are happy to offer a consultation with one of our Interventional radiologists, so they can evaluate your condition and symptoms.