Before an interventional radiology procedure, inform your doctor about all the medications, your medical history, recent infections, illness, surgery, etc. Women should inform their doctor if they are pregnant or planning pregnancy. Make sure you follow all the instructions given to you by your doctor about the type of medications and diet to be taken before the procedure. Make sure to arrange for someone to drive you back home after the procedure and arrange for help at home for a couple of days or until you feel better. Interventional Radiologists will give you instructions specific to your procedure.