Interventional Radiology (IR), also known as “Special Procedures”, is a sub-specialty of radiology providing minimally invasive image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases. There is a wide range of procedures performed by interventional radiologists, the objective of each is to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes.

Interventional radiologists use X-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other imaging modalities to obtain images to guide instruments such as needles or catheters throughout the body.

Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically in a more comfortable and convenient outpatient setting.  It’s also less costly to have these procedures performed outside of the hospital.

Examples of these minimally invasive procedures offered at SDMI include:

Dr. David Steinberg is a Fellow of the American College of Radiolgy and conducted his fellowship training in Interventional Radiology. To see a list of all of our “Specials” docs, click here.