Interventional radiology (IR) is the 'medical specialty devoted to advancing patient care through the innovative integration of clinical and imaging-based diagnosis and minimally invasive therapy. Over the years, there has been a gradual and steady growth in this exciting radiology subspecialty in India & worldwide.
Some of the highlights of the interventional work has been:
Trans luminal angioplasty in peripheral vascular and reno vascular diseases.
Sub intimal angioplasty is a highly specialized technique used for re-establishing the blood flow in long segment occlusive disease in the lower limbs. This relatively new technique has been performed in our hospital.
Both particulate and non particulate embolisation for debulking of the tumour and occlusion of AVM’s
Chemo embolisation for all kind of Liver cancers.
Successful stenting of stenotic lesions in the iliac and other peripheral vessels.
Embolisation of bleeding sites in acute Gastrointestinal bleeding.
Total and partial splenic embolisation.
Intra arterial catheter thrombolysis in recent embolic phenomenon to the arteries of the limbs.
Uterine Fibroid Embolisation.
Advantages of Interventional Radiology
Today, IR is an integral part of various clinical procedures, finding a role in vascular diseases, oncology, stroke management, women's health, pediatrics, and back pain. Available to us in India are a variety of new IR techniques that have been successfully incorporated into clinical practice, which involve the use of catheters, guide wires, balloons for angioplasty, coils, liquid embolizing agents, stents and stent grafts, radiofrequency ablation devices, thrombectomy devices, etc.
Outpatient procedure (some short stay)
GA usually not required
Risk, pain and recovery time reduced significantly
less expensive than surgery