The Department of Interventional Radiology (IR) at Sakra is a subspecialty of radiology that uses image-guided, minimally invasive techniques for both diagnosis and therapy. In other words, it is a medical procedure performed by Interventional radiologist using x-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or ultrasound.
Interventional radiology, however, is both a diagnostic and therapeutic discipline, where operations are performed using the normal highway system of the body, the network of veins and arteries, through a puncture the size of a pinhole.
The purpose of using Interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques to reduce the risk and improve the overall health of the patients.
The range of Interventional radiology techniques is divided into two main types of procedures such as diagnostic and therapeutic.
Diagnostic procedure employs anatomical images either to precisely direct an abnormality biopsy, such as a cancerous tumor, or to insert a radiopaque agent to imagine a hollow structure, such as a blood vessel or canal.
Therapeutic procedure specifically direct treatments to an abnormality, such as stents, laser treatment or clotting agents.
Types of interventional radiology:
1. Diagnostic interventional radiology: The procedures of diagnostic IR include Angiography, Cholangiography and Biopsy.
2. Therapeutic interventional radiology: The procedures of Therapeutic IR include Balloon angioplasty, Endovascular aneurysm repair, Embolization, Thrombolysis, IVC filters, Dialysis, TIPS, Endovenous laser treatment, Cholecystostomy, Catheter placement, Embolization and Percutaneous nephrostomy.
The range of conditions which can be treated by Interventional radiology is vast and constantly expanding. While technology advances and the availability of high-quality imaging equipment grows, interventional radiology will bring a host of new treatment options to patients and referral specialists.
The benefits of Interventional radiology are:
1. Reduced risks and shorter hospital stay
2. Lower cost than surgery
3. Greater comfort and quicker
4. lower costs, greater comfort
5. Quicker recovery time
The Department of Interventional Radiology at Sakra world hospital is offering a full range of advanced interventional radiology services. With patient-focused Our department of Interventional Radiology houses state-of-art techniques and facilities such as 3T MRI, 128 slice CT multidetector, 3D&4D ultrasound machines, optical X-ray machines, OPG machines and bone mineral densitometry.
For all routine and emergency imaging services, the interventional radiology department is open 24x 7. The team of radiologists and radiology technologists in the field of radiology has not only general expertise but also experience with subspecialties. Our specialist interventional radiologists are fellowships qualified at some of the best hospitals in the world and are experts in all imaging aspects.
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