Interventional Radiology Information for Referring Physicians
Interventional Radiologists Are Your Partners in Patient Care
Offer your patients the least invasive option first, with an interventional radiologist as your partner in patient care. Interventional radiology treatments have become first-line care for a wide variety of conditions. No other partner offers you multimodality state-of-the-art imaging and diagnostic expertise, coupled with an unparalleled clinical experience across specialties, and in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments.
Interventional radiologists provide clinical patient management and can manage the surgical referral or other care if needed. Click here for a snap shot of common IR treatments.
Interventional Radiology Resources
Below is a list of the more common treatments links to bibliographies.
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What Is Interventional Radiology?
Radiology Patient Brochure
A brief summary of common interventional treatments
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms
- AAA Web Site Info for Patients
A select reference list of the more relevant papers on the interventional radiology treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysm
Angiography and Stents
- Angiography Web Site Info for Patients
- Bone Cancer Patient Information
- Bone Cancer Bibliography
- Breast Cancer Patient Information
- Breast Cancer Bibliography
- Kidney Cancer Patient Information
- Kidney Cancer Bibliography
- Liver Cancer Patient Information
- Liver Cancer Bibliography
- Lung Cancer Patient Information
- Lung Cancer Bibliography
- Video: Radiofrequency Ablation on Discovery Channel's "Living With Cancer" Special
- Video: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Painful Bone Metastasis
- Video: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Liver Cancer
- Deep Vein Thrombosis Web Site Info for Patients
- Deep Vein Thrombosis Bibliography
- Video: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Video: IRs Warn About Blood Clots, DVT During Holiday Travel
- Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thombus Removal With Adjunctive Catheter-directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) Trial
- Web Site Info for Patients on renal hypertension, end-stage renal disease and renal artery stenosis
- Infertility Web
Site for Patient Info
Interventional radiologists treat blocked fallopian tubes in women and varicoceles in men that cause infertility.
- Video: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Male Infertility Caused by Varicoceles
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Web Site Info for Patients
- Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - Chronic Pelvic Pain Bibliography
- Video: Minimally Invasive Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain
- PAD Symposium Summary Report
- PAD Web Site Info for Patients
- A Comprehensive Review of Medical Treatment for PAD
- Multidisciplinary Guidelines for PAD: Executive Summary; Full Text
- PAD Bibliography
- Video: ABI Test Can Prevent Diabetic Amputations Caused by Peripheral Arterial Disease
- Video: Peripheral Arterial Disease and Smoking
- Web Site Info for Patients on Renal hypertension, end-stage renal disease and renal artery stenosis
- Video: Peripheral Arterial Disease & Smoking
- Web Site Info on Stroke and Carotid Artery Disease for patients
- Interventional Radiology Stroke Bibliography
- Video: Stroke Prevention Treatment: Nonsurgical Carotid Stenting in High-Risk Diabetics
- Uterine Fibroid Embolization Bibliography
- Video: Uterine Fibroid Embolization Effective as Myomectomy Surgery
- Web Site for Minimally Invasive Treatment for Infertility Caused by Varicoceles for Patients
- Varicoceles Bibliography
- Video: Male Infertility Caused by Varicoceles Are Treated With Minimally Invasive Procedure
- Varicose Veins and Interventional Treatment Options Web Site for Patients
- Varicose Veins and Venous Disease Bibliography
- Video: Nonsurgical Treatment for Varicose Veins
Central Venous Access
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telanglectasia
Interventional radiologists can treat cirrhosis and portal hypertension with a transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS).
Pelvic Congestion Syndrome - Chronic Pelvic Pain
Chronic pelvic pain that worsens with standing is often caused by varicose veins in the pelvis that can be treated with interventional radiology.
Peripheral Arterial Disease
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.
Interventional treatments are available for the many diseases caused by smoking.
Uterine Artery Embolization
August 2008 practice recommendations from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists say uterine artery embolization is "safe and effective," based on good, consistent Level A scientific evidence (ACOG Practice Bulletin, 96, August 2008).