Interventional radiology is a medical specialisation that involves a range of imaging techniques to perform medical procedures inside of the body. The interventional radiologist carefully uses these imaging techniques to perform therapeutic and diagnostic tests such as: X-rays, MRIs (magnetic resonance imaging) scans, fluoroscopy (an X-ray procedure that makes it possible to see internal organs in motion), CT (computed tomography) scans and ultrasounds. Given how different each Interventional procedure can be, your procedure can take anywhere between 10 minutes to one hour.
When you book your appointment, let us know if any of these apply to you:
- Kidney problems
- Any allergies
If required, we will provide you with any special instructions before your procedure. These details may relate to medication, fasting or appropriate clothing.
All of the interventional procedures have an out of pocket cost.
Please discuss with the Imaging centre site regarding when your results and images will be available. Urgent test results will be available as soon as possible. Typically these results are forwarded electronically to your referring doctor.
Source & further information
For more detailed information please access Interventional Radiology from InsideRadiology.