Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally
invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. This is done for
diagnostic purposes and/or treatment purposes
Before your exam
- A nurse will call you in advance of your procedure. The nurse will explain
the exam to you, how to prepare for your exam, and where to arrive for
procedure. The nurse will be happy to answer questions you may have.
- When you arrive for the procedure, a board-certified radiologist will meet
with you to further explain the procedure, answer your questions, and
obtain your permission to perform the procedure.
- Please inform the staff and physicians if there is a possibility you are pregnant.
- You may be asked to change into a gown
During the exam
- You will be positioned on the table and made as comfortable as possible.
- Prior to the radiologist numbing the area with a local anesthetic, will
be shaved, sterilized, and covered with a surgical drape.
- At the end of the procedure, a bandage or stitches may be placed by the
After your exam
- The nurse or technologist will give you instructions before you are discharged.
- We recommend that you have someone drive you to and from the hospital for
- All biopsy samples from your procedure will be sent to the Pathology Department
and interpreted by a board-certified pathologist. The printed results
will be sent to your ordering physician.
- You exam will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist and printed
results will be sent to your ordering physician.