Interventional Radiology (IR)

What is interventional radiology (IR)?

Interventional radiology refers to a specialized area of radiology that uses X-ray, fluoroscopy, ultrasound and other imaging technologies to treat a variety of medical conditions without surgery. These minimally invasive procedures include biopsies, inserting venous access devices, draining fluids and opening narrowed blood vessels. 

What to Expect

  • Our team will escort you to a procedure suite and make sure you are as comfortable as possible.
  • An anesthesiologist will monitor your sedation throughout the entire procedure if sedation is required.
  • When finished, you will be transported back to the recovery room.
  • Exam times vary greatly, depending on the type of procedure.