Through a tiny incision in your skin, interventional radiologists deliver precise, targeted treatment to complex and sometimes life-threatening diseases and conditions. IR treatments are a well-accepted choice for conditions such as cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, uterine fibroids, varicose veins and many other common and serious medical issues. IR is particularly relevant for patients who are in frail health or who have already undergone numerous surgeries.
Think interventional radiology sounds futuristic? It's not. IR is here ... today.
What is IR? Using breakthrough techniques, IR physicians are able to treat medical problems throughout your body by navigating through a blood vessels or a tiny incision...read more
You have a choice. In this new era of medicine, there is no longer one “right way” to handle your condition. Personalized medicine means doing the right thing for each individual patient...read more
What to expect. Most interventional radiology (IR) procedures begin with the prick of a needle, then an IR physician who is trained in radiology and minimally invasive interventional procedures guides a tiny instrument...read more
Radiation safety. Interventional radiologists use imaging equipment to treat your condition. Many of these technologies expose you to some degree of radiation in order to see inside your body. The use of radiation in diagnosing and treating patients has significantly advanced...read more
Coordinated, clinical care. As clinical care physicians, interventional radiologists are more than just specialists who perform a procedure to treat your medical problem or disease. They practice coordinated care, in clinics and on collaborative teams...read more
A culture of innovation. For more than four decades, interventional radiologists have been providing innovative care for patients. Along the way, they have never stopped defining the future of medicine and adapting to the ever-evolving healthcare landscape...read more
Hear from SIR Past-president Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR to learn 'What is IR?'