Who are interventional radiologists?

UCSF Radiologist Dr. Roy Gordon describes who are interventional radiologists and the sort of non-invasive procedures that they provide.

Who are interventional Radiologists?

  • Interventional radiologists are physicians who are specially trained to diagnose and treat conditions using tiny, miniaturized tools, while watching their progress on X-ray or other imaging equipment
  • Typically, the interventional radiologist perform procedures through a very small nick in the skin, about the size of a pencil tip
  • Interventional radiology treatments are generally better tolerated by the patient than surgery because they involve no surgical incisions, usually are less painful, shorter hospital stays, and faster recovery 



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