Interventional radiology

Tracing the body's pathways

What is interventional radiology?

Interventional radiology is a specialized field of medicine in which doctors explore the pathways of the body to diagnose and treat a range of conditions. These procedures offer many benefits to patients because they don't require a large incision as with traditional surgery. Patients feel less pain and can often go home shortly after the procedure.

In interventional radiology, specially trained doctors make a small incision to insert a tiny device such as a catheter — a slender tube that carries the needed medication or tool. They then use X-ray and other imaging technology to thread the catheter through arteries and veins in the body to:

  • Clear blood clots
  • Open blocked arteries and veins
  • Stop bleeding
  • Remove foreign bodies in blood vessels
  • Biopsy tumors
  • Deliver cancer-fighting drugs
  • Perform other tasks
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Advanced expertise

Legacy's interventional team features:
  • Interventional radiologists who are board-certified physicians with accreditation in vascular, interventional and diagnostic radiology
  • Board-certified vascular surgeons with sub-specialty training and certification in vascular surgery by the American Board of Surgery
Together, these specialists offer a mastery of minimally invasive treatments along with diagnostic and clinical expertise across all medical specialties.

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