Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical subspeciality which uses minimally invasive techniques under image guidance to diagnose and treat various conditions. Interventional Radiologist uses various imaging modalities like ultrasound scan, CT scan, MRI scan, fluoroscopy, X-ray etc to visualise deep-seated organs and areas in the human body to perform minimally invasive procedures.
Interventional Radiologist performs a wide range of procedures starting from taking FNAC or biopsy from deeper tissues to the treatment of complex vascular diseases and tumours. These are done by placing small but sophisticated instruments like special needles, catheters, balloon, stents, particulate materials and drugs into different parts of the body with the help of imaging. With continuing advances in medical imaging and technology, the scope of interventional radiology is expanding.
Why choose IR @ GGH?
- Most advanced equipment to guide interventional radiologist.
- Trained and qualified Interventional Radiologist and supporting staff.
- Highly competent supportive specialities like gastro sciences, oncology, nephrology, neurosciences and other specialities.
- State of art critical care unit and supportive care facilities.
Common issues addressed in IR:
- Angiograms of brain, limbs and abdominal organs.
- Gastro interventions.
- Treatment of cancer (TACE, ablation), bile drainage procedures for jaundice, treatment of abdominal blends, abdominal collections, TIPSS
- Neuro and head/ neck interventions:
- Treatment of disorders affecting blood vessels to the brain- aneurysms, AVM Stroke treatment, carotid angioplasty, stenting.
- Emergency embolisation in vascular injuries, hemoptysis, epistaxis.
- Embolisation in vascular tumours prior to surgery for a safer outcome.
- Treatment of uterine fibroid and uterine bleed related to pregnancy or other diseases.
- Treatment of prostate enlargement- Prostatic artery embolization.
- Dialysis related interventions.
- Angioplasty/ stenting of peripheral and visceral arteries.
- Image-guided tissue biopsies.
- Image-guided percutaneous drainage of collection s/ abscess.