Interventional Radiology (IR) is a specialised field in radiology where image guidance is used to perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures.
Interventional radiologists are specialist doctors who are extensively trained in both diagnostic and interventional radiology. They have expertise in interpreting medical images, diagnosing and treating various types of medical conditions, and performing a wide range of IR procedures. These procedures are mostly minimally invasive that is performed through a tiny incision. Compared to the traditional open surgeries, these procedures are equally effective, less risky, less painful, offer speedy recovery, shorter hospitalization, and improved outcomes. With recent technological advances and innovations, interventional radiology procedures have become the first option in treating many conditions.