What does an interventional radiologist do?

WHAT DOES AN INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGIST DO?

Interventional radiologists are physicians who perform medical treatment procedures using radiological imaging tools of which they are experts. Today, radiologists working in Interventional Radiology, which has developed as a separate upper specialization field in many countries after radiology specialization training, serve at an intense pace in university hospitals, some training hospitals and a limited number of private health institutions. The interventional radiologist both makes the diagnosis and decides on the treatment of the patient.

The procedures and surgeries performed by interventional radiologists are divided into two groups as Vascular (Vascular Interventions) and Non-Vascular (Extravascular Interventions) and can be summarized as follows;

I. VASCULAR (VASCULAR) INTERVENTIONS

A. Peripheral Vascular Interventions

Tumor Embolization and Chemoembolization

Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA)

Application of aortic stent-graft

Selective thrombolytic therapy

TIPS

Vena Cava filter

Subcutaneous Port/Tunnel Catheter Placement

Pseudoaneurysm treatment

B. Neurovascular Interventions

Endovascular cerebral aneurysm treatment

Brain AVM / AV fistula embolization

Carotid stent placement

Vascular Occlusion test

II. NON-VASCULAR INTERVENTIONS

Biopsies

Fluid Discharges (Cyst, Abscess etc.)

Cyst Hydatid Excretion

Bile Attempts

Urine Attempts

Esophageal Interventions

Tumor Ablations

Celiac Ganglion Blockage

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