Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a medical specialty that uses image-guided, minimally invasive diagnostic and treatment techniques that are often an alternative to surgery. Interventional radiologists are highly trained in imaging, radiation safety, the performance of medical procedures, and patient management. Interventional radiologists treat diseases using small catheters or other devices and tools guided by radiologic imaging. Procedures performed by interventional radiologists are generally less costly and are less traumatic to the patient, involving smaller incisions, less pain, and shorter hospital stays. Your interventional radiologist will work closely with your primary care or other physician to be sure you receive the best possible care.

The Interventional Radiology Division offers the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of diseases using minimally invasive techniques. Many conditions that previously required traditional open surgery can now be treated with small catheters or other devices guided by radiologic imaging, allowing for a faster recovery, and a less costly procedure. The IR division has an active outpatient clinic and consulting service as well as an inpatient admitting service. The IR Division at Penn has considerable depth of expertise, performing more than 10,000 procedures annually. More than half of them are therapeutic, covering every aspect of the field.

Interventional Radiology Faculty List