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:
- Chest and Arm Ports
- Drainage Cather
- IVC Filter Placement & Removal
- Needle Biopsy/Bone Biopsy
- Nephrology Procedures
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.