Intervention Radiology

The Hospital has ‘PHILIPS AFFINITY 70’ state-of-the-art ultramodern USG machine and SIEMENS BIOGRAPH HORIZON 16 SLICE CT/PET-CT machine. Using this advanced imaging equipment, our specialists perform all USG and CT guided diagnostic and therapeutic intervention radiology procedures like guided biopsy, drainage procedure, radio-frequency ablation, PICC line placement and vertebroplasty. Over 125 intervention radiology procedures have been completed in a very short span of time.

Intervention Radiology (IR) is a medical super-specialty of radiology which provides minimally invasive image-guided diagnostic and therapeutic treatment options for a variety of diseases.

Following the first angioplasty performed in 1964 by Charles Dottier, the tools and techniques of IR have progressed rapidly. Today, intervention radiology has replaced the scalpel in several disease conditions. Thus, IR can contribute to the management of patients in several specialties like internal medicine, general surgery, cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery, neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, gastroenterology, nephrology, and urology and gynecologic surgery. After five decades, the visionary words of Charles Dottier is finally becoming true: “Used with imagination, the angiography catheter can become the most powerful surgical tool”.

The advantage of IR treatment is that they are percutaneous and mostly performed under local anesthesia. This minimizes trauma, reduces rates of infection and shortens perioperative recovery and hospital stay. Many procedures are life-saving i.e., bleeding patient with hemodynamic instability and acute stroke. Other procedures reduce morbidity and improve the quality of life i.e., limb salvage in acute/chronic limb ischemia, DVT etc.

In the field of oncology, Intervention Radiology has a wide range of applications. USG and CT guided core interventions like guided biopsy, drainage procedure, Radio-frequency ablation, PICC line placement, Vertebroplasty etc. play a major role in management of oncology patients.