What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI, Ultrasound, and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, Interventional Radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by Interventional Radiologists.


Center for Minimally Invasive Therapies

Society of Interventional Radiology