A Diagnostic Radiologist is a physician who receives additional training in image-guided therapies. The Vascular and Interventional Radiologist utilizes fluoroscopy, digital radiography, computed tomography, sonography and magnetic resonance imaging to guide small devices inserted into the body through very small openings.
These minimally invasive, image-guided approaches enable the safe performance of a large variety of effective therapeutic procedures, many without the need for general anesthesia or hospital admission. Therapies include angioplasty, stent placement, thrombolysis, embolization, biliary and genitourinary drainages, abscess drainages and many more.
—American Board of Medical Specialties.
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Interventional radiology is on the forefront of medical innovation and has pioneered many minimally invasive procedures that improve patient health and quality of care.
Our affiliated and staff interventional radiologists use angiography to visualize the inside of blood vessels. They also perform a wide variety of other "non-vascular" procedures. For example, in the case of an infected kidney, a small catheter can be inserted to drain the infection and avoid surgery.
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