Minimizing risk...maximixing benefit.
Trained in radiation safety, interventional radiologists are experts in optimizing radiation dose.
Imaging equipment is used to guide minimally-invasive procedures. Many of these technologies—including x-rays, MRIs, and CAT scans—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 the field of medicine and saved or extended countless lives. As with any medical procedure, however, the use of radiation is not without risk.
Interventional radiologists have extensive training in radiation safety. Your IR physician knows how to mitigate the risks of radiation and injury by using the proper techniques and the minimum amount of radiation necessary.