Updated: Nov 30, 2021

"Interventional Radiology" (IR) refers to a range of techniques which rely on the use radiological image guidance (X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography [CT] or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) to precisely target therapy.

•Most IR treatments are minimally invasive alternatives to open and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery. As many IR procedures start with passing a needle through the skin to the target it is sometimes called pinhole surgery!

•The essential skills of an interventional radiologist are in diagnostic image interpretation and the manipulation of needles and the use of fine catheter tubes and wires to navigate around the body under imaging control.

•Interventionalradiologists are doctors who are trained in radiology and interventional therapy.  No other specialty possesses this unique combination of skills!

•Vascular IR

-Neurovascular IR

-Periferic Vascular IR

Non-vascular IR

Oncological IR

•Well recognised advantages of these minimally invasive techniques include reduced risks, shorter hospital stays, lower costs, greater comfort, quicker convalesence and return to work.  The effectiveness of treatment is often be better than with traditional treatments.

Neurointerventional Procedures

- Endovasculartreatment of Cerebral Aneurysms

- Endovascular treatment of Arterio- Venous Malformation

- Endovascular treatment of Stroke

- Endovascular treatment of Carotit Artery Stenosis

VascularInterventional Procedures

Endovasculartreatment of Aortic Aneurysms, EVAR-TEVAR

- Endovascular treatment of Aortic Dissection

- Endovascular treatment of Aorta-Iliac Oclusion

- Endovascular treatment of Periferic Arterial Disease (balloon dilatation- stent placement)

- Endovascular treatment of Renal Artery Stenosis

Interventional Oncological Procedures

- Percutaneous ablation treatments ( Radiophrequency , Microwave or cryoablation) of Liver-Lung or Kidney Tumors

- Transarterial Chemoembolization-Radioembolization Treatment for primary or metastatic liver cancers (TACE-TARE)

- Diagnostic Paracentesis-Thoracentesis

- Percutaneous Biliary Drainage, Cholodechal stent placement

- Percutaneous Drainage of Liquid Collections

- Coliak Ganglion Block for Pain Treatment of the Especially Pancreatic Cancers

8 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All