What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional radiology is the use of imaging equipment to guide insertion of vascular lines, biopsy and treatment of tumour and bleeding using minimally invasive tools. These include specialised tubes called catheters and guide wires. Interventional radiologists also use US and CT to guide placement of special probes which can burn (ablate) tumours to kill cancer cells. They can also use real time x-rays (i.e. fluoroscopy) together with contrast dye to place wire coils into vessels to stop bleeding.
Is Interventional Radiology Safe?
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