Radiology – Interventional

An Interventional Radiologist combines competence in diagnostic imaging, with image-guided minimally invasive procedures to treat benign and malignant conditions of the thorax (excluding the heart), abdomen, pelvis, and extremities. Techniques and therapies include fluoroscopy, embolization (deliberately obstructing blood supply as in to cancers), angioplasty (mitigating blockages in blood vessels for example by inflating a balloon) , stent placement (mitigating blockages in blood supply with a implanted device), thrombus management (dissolving clots as in acute stroke management), biliary (gall bladder), genitourinary, and abscess drainage, and ablation (destroying tissue), among others.