Interventional radiologists (IRs) are doctors who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments performed using imaging for guidance.
By combining their expertise in innovative diagnostic radiology and harnessing the power of advanced imaging (ultrasound, x-rays, CT, or MRI scans and other innovative methods), interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions — even cardiovascular disease, cancer and benign tumors — less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
IRs can also provide intravenous long-term access points such as Port and PICC lines for delivery of intravenous treatment by your oncologists or infectious disease physicians.
As a result, interventional radiology can reduce the length of hospital stays, minimize potential complications, and save lives.
The interventional radiologists at Lake Medical Imaging are board-certified fellowship-trained and have added qualifications in interventional techniques.
In the office or in the hospital, patients can expect to receive the same excellent care. The IRs and their staff are dedicated to helping their patients win the battle against disease.
This year, on the 126th anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of the X-ray, the global celebration of the International Day of Radiology is dedicated to Interventional Radiology – Active Care for the Patient. I hope you’ll join Lake Medical Imaging in celebrating Interventional Radiology and its essential role in treating patients.
Interventional Radiology routinely provides therapies for a vast array of medical problems including cancer, trauma, vascular, gastrointestinal and genitourinary disease. And, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Interventional Radiologists have stepped up tremendously, filling service gaps that are needed in the acute hospital setting as well as outpatient care. Though countless general surgeries were postponed or canceled in the last 18 months, many Interventional Radiologists continued to perform temporizing procedures to help support their patients during that time. Interventional radiologists also addressed COVID-19 complications such as thromboembolic disease with thrombolysis and thrombectomy. We thank all of our colleagues in this important field for your hard work and dedication to patient care!
Interventional radiologists can treat a variety of conditions throughout the body without the need for surgery.