Interventional Radiology at Sky Ridge Medical Center
Interventional radiology uses X-rays, MRI and other imaging to insert a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat the source of the disease non-surgically.
Some of these procedures are performed to diagnose a disease or condition while others are done to treat a disease or condition. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.
Interventional radiology is a recognized medical specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians with additional advanced training in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging to guide them. Their board certification includes both Vascular and Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, which are administered by the American Board of Radiology.