Current technology enabled development of very thin materials that can cure the disease, while the interior part of the human body is imaged. The Interventional Radiology discipline emerged to use the high-tech devices in treatment while the interior part of the body is imaged. Intervention Radiology is a result of scientific and technological advancements in the medicine; a small skin incision is used to cure the diseases of internal organs, brain or vessels using advanced radiological imaging modalities, such as ultrasound, angiography, MRI or CT.
Interventional Radiologist employs the treatment by accessing the diseases area using high-tech imaging modalities and state-of-the-art devices. Since a small skin incision is used for these procedures, quick recovery is ensured and the patient is usually discharged within one day.
Diseases Managed with Interventional Radiology Procedures
- Interventional radiological procedures for cerebral vessels: They are usually performed to prevent hemorrhage in brain and stroke.
- Intravascular treatment of aneurysms that occurred in brain vessels.
- Occlusion of congenital arteriovenous malformations in brain with capillary approach
- Ensuring patency of occluded brain vessels by performing an appropriate procedure within several hours after new-onset stroke
- Balloon dilatation and placement of intravascular filters and stent for stenotic carotid and vertebral arteries that hinder blood supply to brain or pose risk of stroke.
- Intravascular treatment of skin changes, bruising, wound or ulcer in feet secondary to impaired blood circulation in diabetic patients