Interventional radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) involves using minimally invasive imaging procedures to diagnose diseases in the organ system.

What does interventional radiology involve?

Interventional radiology (IR) involves using minimally invasive imaging procedures to diagnose diseases in the organ system. The radiologist uses catheters and small instruments to pass through your blood vessels to locate abnormalities and display the desired area of the body; this will allow the radiologist to diagnose your condition appropriately.

IR uses image guidance through techniques such as MRI, x-ray and fluoroscopy to either diagnose or treat a patients symptoms. Some procedures which traditionally involved a general anaesthetic or incisions can now be treated through IR which allows the patient to return home the same day.

At Hadley Wood Hospital our imaging department allows us to offer a range of services to patients, our radiologists are professionally trained with many years of experience therefore can offer the most appropriate advice to our patients form diagnosis to treatment, tailoring each service to their needs.

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