Frequently Asked Questions
Our interventional radiologists answer some of the most commonly asked questions about our field and services below:
A: Interventional radiology is a form of modern medicine that is able to diagnose and treat a wide range of diseases and conditions through innovative technologies such as x-rays, MRIs, ultrasound, and more.
A: Some of the most common procedures performed by interventional radiologists include foreign body removals, embolizations, angiographies, varicose vein treatments, vein removal surgery, and more. There is an impressively diverse range of conditions that can be treated with interventional radiology.
A: This is one of the most common questions asked by those interested in interventional radiology. Professional IRs take all the necessary safety precautions to provide minimally-invasive procedures that allow you to recover quickly. However, some side effects are possible for specific patients, which we will talk through at your appointment.
A: Interventional radiologists make use of a wide variety of tools and equipment to carry out their procedures, including catheters, guidewires, sheath systems, x-ray technology, ultrasounds, and more.
A: Interventional radiologists use many of the same technologies as radiologists, but interventional radiology is more highly specialised as IRs do not only interpret your results but are also able to perform minimally invasive procedures.