The Society of Interventional Radiology (sirweb.org) has this to say about Interventional Radiology:
Interventional radiology (also known as IR) is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery.
By harnessing the power of advanced imaging (ultrasound, X-rays, CAT scans, MRI scans and other innovative methods), interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions—even cardiovascular disease and cancer—less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
The result? IR can reduce the length of hospital stays, minimize potential complications and save lives.
Today, interventional radiology is synonymous with modern medicine.
Interventional radiologists are on the front lines of clinical advances and use of the latest image-guided technologies. They are board-certified physicians who are trained in both radiology and minimally invasive therapies.
Interventional radiologists work across the body to deliver minimally invasive treatments for a variety of conditions.
Learn more at https://www.sirweb.org/patient-center/conditions-and-treatments/what-is-interventional-radiology.
(image from sirweb.org)