What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of Radiology in which both vascular and non-vascular diseases are diagnosed and treated using minimally invasive procedures that are performed via a percutanous approach under fluoroscopy, ultrasound or CT guidance.
What Interventional Radiology tests are available?
They are an alternative or complement to open surgery, including:
- Treatment of vascular disease, such as angioplasty, stent placement or coiling
- Placement of drains to relieve fluid accumulation or obstruction, such as nephrostomy, biliary drain, ascites drainage
- Treatment of tumours, such as chemoebolisation or radiofrequency ablation
- Placement of catheters for central venous access, such as PICC, PermCath or Port-A Cath