Interventional radiology, also called “IR” for short, is a medical sub-specialty that includes minimally invasive procedures, using advanced imaging methods such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance, x-ray fluoroscopy and ultrasound. Specialists working in the field of interventional radiology carefully interpret these images in order to detect damage to the patient’s body; It provides treatment with the help of medical materials such as needles and catheters, through minimal incisions.
In the field of interventional radiology, he also performs a wide variety of procedures, such as taking organ biopsies or placing a stent. With the help of the imaging tools mentioned above, it is possible to concentrate on the body part where the treatment will be performed and to complete the procedures that require precision. In this respect, interventional radiology reduces the need for laparoscopic applications as well as surgical methods.
Interventional radiology offers many different treatment options, from drug therapy to surgery. In addition, IR, in which minimally invasive techniques are used, provides less risk, low cost and high comfort, as well as shortening the hospital stay and recovery time. For this reason, it is possible to say that it is much more advantageous when compared to traditional treatments.
The interventional radiology unit, which consists of medical professionals trained in radiology and interventional therapy, provides diagnosis, treatment and observation services 24/7.