According to the Society of Interventional Radiology, IR is "modern medicine at its finest." We are proud to offer minimally invasive treatments to our patients. Here is more from SIR on the benefits of interventional radiology.
"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.
IR was founded in the early 1960s by Charles Dotter, MD, who invented angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used to treat peripheral arterial disease."