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Interventional Radiology

Interventional RadiologyImaging procedures have always had great benefits when it comes to diagnosing your body, but what might be unknown to some is that imaging is also used within procedures that are focused on treating conditions. These procedures are known as interventional radiology. To learn more about interventional radiology, continue reading. If your physician has ordered an interventional radiology procedure and you are interested in scheduling an appointment, please call (855) 269-4333.

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology is a specialty that uses imaging technology to diagnose and treat conditions without the need for surgery. Many interventional radiology procedures are minimally invasive and involve the use of a needle, catheter tubes or both. Radiologists who perform these procedures are known as interventional radiologists. To become an interventional radiologist, you must go through specialized training and receive a board certification that is recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties. These radiologists are fellowship trained in percutaneous interventions using targeted imaging.

Interventional Radiology Benefits

There are many benefits to having an interventional radiology procedure. They are mainly performed on an outpatient basis, which results in less risk and requires either no hospital stay or a shorter hospital stay than having traditional surgery. Additionally, general anesthesia is typically not needed for these procedures, and the chances of cardiac, respiratory and other complications are less likely. Recovery from an Interventional procedure is normally very quick, which means you can get back to your normal routine sooner.

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Schedule an Interventional Radiology Procedure Today

BayCare offers a team of board-certified radiologists who are fellowship trained in percutaneous interventions using guided imaging. Their specialized training is certified by the American Board of Medical Specialties. If you’re interested in scheduling an interventional radiology procedure, please call (855) 269-4333 to speak to our knowledgably support staff.