"Interventional Radiology" (IR) is a specialised field in radiology where image guidance is used to perform a wide range of minimally invasive procedures. Interventional radiologists are specialist doctors who are extensively trained in both diagnostic and interventional radiology. They have expertise in interpreting medical images, diagnosing and treating various types of medical conditions, and performing a wide range of IR procedures. These procedures are mostly minimally invasive that is performed through a tiny incision. Compared to the traditional open surgeries, these procedures are equally effective, less risky, less painful, offer speedy recovery, shorter hospitalization, and improved outcomes. With recent technological advances and innovations, interventional radiology procedures have become the first option in treating many conditions.
We at Manipal hospital have a group of committed and dedicated interventional radiologists with vast expertise in this field. Our interventional radiologists collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of doctors and have performed several minimally invasive procedures with excellent outcomes over several years. We are part of large multidisciplinary groups in our hospitals, continuously improving patient care and outcomes. We use advanced and innovative technology to perform various interventional radiology procedures to provide world-class, patient-centric, comprehensive care. Manipal Hospitals are one of the famous hospitals in Bangalore for Interventional Radiology
Interventional pulmonology uses minimally invasive procedures with imaging guidance for the diagnosis and treatment of the conditions of the respiratory system.
Interventional radiology is used in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions of the kidney.
Complex procedures are performed to treat aortic aneurysms.
Embolization is a highly effective, minimally invasive process of managing abnormal bleeding or treatment of tumours.
This is a well established, safe and effective procedure for women with fibroids who wish to retain their uterus.
When the kidney or ureter are blocked, a passageway for urine is created usually in stone disease or cancer.
Interventional oncology is now considered the fourth pillar of oncology. This is a fast-growing field where minimally invasive diagnostic and interventional procedures are performed.
Malignant obstructive jaundice managed by percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and biliary stenting, especially in patients who are unable to undergo ERCP.
Interventional radiologists use image guidance (ultrasound, CT scan, etc) for the extraction of tissue samples from tumours, drainage of fluids collections.
Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), endovenous laser treatment (EVLT) and Sclerotherapy are performed for treating varicose veins.
Treatments and Procedures
Manipal Hospital is the best hospital in India in terms of radiology, here are some of the treatments we offer
"Interventional Radiology" (IR) is a specialised field in radiology where image guidance is used to perform a wide range of minimally invasive imaging procedures. These procedures are performed to treat tumours, taking biopsy samples from tumours, placing stents, control or prevent abnormal bleeding, etc. These procedures are performed in a Cath-Lab. Examples of imaging modalities used to perform these procedures include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) scan, ultrasound and fluoroscopy.
Interventional radiology procedures are mostly minimally invasive procedures performed through a tiny incision. Compared to the traditional open surgeries, these procedures are equally effective, less risky, less painful, offers speedy recovery, shorter hospitalization, with improved outcomes.
Some common imaging techniques used by Interventional radiologists while performing interventional procedures include x-ray, ultrasound, fluoroscopy, computerized tomography (CT) scan, and occasionally magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Before an interventional radiology procedure, inform your doctor about all the medications, your medical history, recent infections, illness, surgery, etc. Women should inform their doctor if they are pregnant or planning pregnancy. Make sure you follow all the instructions given to you by your doctor about the type of medications and diet to be taken before the procedure. Make sure to arrange for someone to drive you back home after the procedure and arrange for help at home for a couple of days or until you feel better. Interventional Radiologists will give you instructions specific to your procedure.