Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that performs minimally invasive treatments, using radiologic imaging for guiding the procedure. IR treatments have become the primary method of care for a variety of conditions, offering less risk, less pain, and less recovery time, compared to open surgery.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified and fellowship trained physicians whose area of expertise is minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They are experts at reading X-rays, Ultrasounds, CTs, MRIs, and other forms of medical imaging. They offer the most comprehensive knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience. They have had extensive training and must show expertise in radiation safety, radiation physics, the biological effects of radiation, and injury prevention.
Interventional radiologists use X-rays, MRI, and other imaging to navigate small instruments, like catheters, through blood vessels and organs to treat a variety of diseases.
Examples of treatments administered by interventional radiologists include angioplasty, stenting, thrombolysis, embolization, radiofrequency ablation, and biopsies. These minimally invasive treatments can cure or alleviate symptoms of vascular disease, stroke, uterine fibroids, or cancer.
- Interventional Radiology at Bayonne Medical Center29 East 29th Street
Bayonne NJ 07002
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Jersey City NJ 07306
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Hoboken NJ 07030