Interventional radiology is a sub-speciality of radiology and involves the use of minimally-invasive imaging techniques to treat conditions to different organs and organ systems. It is also known as surgical radiology or vascular interventional radiology.
This technique can be used for the diagnosis and treatment of diseases related to almost every organ in the human body. The best thing about this speciality is that it makes use of technology that is least invasive, and hence, patient is able to recover and heal in less amount of time as compared to other traditional surgical interventions.
Interventional radiology procedures can be used to treat pulmonary, musculoskeletal, vascular, central nervous system, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and other disorders. This speciality was initially used for just diagnostic purposes, but later evolved to fulfil therapeutic purpose as well.
Interventional neuroradiology is one such branch used for diagnosis and treatment of disorders related to the brain and spine. The results of the radiology procedures can even be shared with a physician or a radiologist residing in a different location through teleradiology.