Interventional Imaging

A subspecialty of interventional radiology (IR) uses image-guided, minimally-invasive procedures to diagnose and treat various diseases. Interventional radiologists rely on angiography, mobile C-arm and fluoroscopy imaging systems to perform thrombolysis, embolization, biopsies, vascular and other minimally invasive procedures, which can reduce recovery time, risk and costs. Find more IR content on the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) page.

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Robot-assisted needle positioning in CT-guided procedures improves accuracy, reduces repeats

Compared to freehand techniques during procedures requiring needle positioning, robot assistance results in fewer adjustments, even for seasoned interventional radiologists.

February 28, 2023
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How effective is simulation training for interventional radiology procedures?

New survey data detail how simulation curriculum and training improves procedural competence among radiology residents, prompting some to suggest that it be routinely incorporated into IR residency. 

February 27, 2023

Focused ultrasound reduces physical symptoms of Parkinson's disease

Given the less invasive nature of focused ultrasound procedures, researchers suggest that it could open the door for disease management options catered to a wider variety of patients.

February 23, 2023

Virtual learning left some radiology residents feeling uncomfortable completing procedures

Some residents recently indicated that virtual learning environments led them to having little-to-no procedural training at all in certain subspecialties.

February 22, 2023

Are MR arthrograms on their way out?

Once the go-to exam for gaining intra-articular details of major joints, MR arthrography appears to be wavering in popularity, decreasing 'drastically' at some institutions.

February 13, 2023

Complications in an interventional suite spur lawsuit against medical center

An interventional radiologist claims she was retaliated against after reporting concerns with the amount of complications rendered by another interventionalist during procedures.

February 8, 2023

New 'vortex ultrasound' tool shows promise for treating blood clots

The "vortex ultrasound" technique eliminates blood clots with helical ultrasound waves, rather than forward-facing waves.  

January 23, 2023

DBT guidance produces a significant drop in procedure time during radioseed localization

The savings in time and radiation dose do not come at the expense of surgical outcomes or complications.

January 19, 2023

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