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Interventional radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology. By combining the most advanced technology with the fundamentals of patient care, interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions — even cardiovascular disease and cancer — less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
During an IR procedure, the interventional radiologist uses X-ray, fluoroscopy, computed tomography (CT) or ultrasound images to guide small instruments (catheters) through the vascular system or other pathways percutaneously (through the skin). Interventional radiology procedures often replace open surgical procedures, which is a big benefit for our patients. Since there is no large incision, there is usually less risk, less pain and a shorter recovery time. Interventional radiology is an important component in many areas of patient care, and the rapidly advancing field continues to offer newer, safer and more comfortable choices for our patients.
Interventional radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions — even cardiovascular disease and cancer—less invasively and with unprecedented precision.
The Fauquier Health interventional radiology team includes board-certified radiologists with advanced training in interventional procedures, nurses with critical care/emergency medicine certifications, and radiological technologists with specialized training in interventional radiology.
You can find extensive, highly reliable information about all types of interventional radiology examinations and procedures at https://www.radiologyinfo.org.
Contact the Medical Imaging Department at 540-316-4500. If you have a doctor's order, you can schedule an appointment by calling the Central Scheduling office at 540-316-5800.