Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology, also regarded as surgical radiology is a specialty area of radiology practice that applies low levels of invasive image guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases almost in all organs of the body.

Interventional radiologists employ X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, CT, and other imaging procedures to obtain relevant images of a part of the body that has problem, and from studying the images, they could then direct minimally calculated intervention into the affected area and improve the patient’s health.

The field of interventional radiology has been one of the best innovations in modern medicine as its treatment procedure does not require making large incision unlike in traditional medicine. Procedures are done using needles and narrow tubes known as catheters.

This reduces the patient’s risk to infection, and improves their rate of recovery and therefore leaves the hospital quicker.

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The day to day interventional radiology job.

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