interventional radiology

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the branch of medical science dealing with use of x-rays, radioactive substances, and other forms of radiant energy in diagnosis and treatment of disease. adj., adj radiolog´ic, radiolog´ical.
interventional radiology the branch of radiology concerned with providing diagnosis and treatment of disease by a variety of percutaneous procedures performed under the guidance of radiologic imaging.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

in·ter·ven·tion·al ra·di·ol·o·gy

the clinical subspecialty that uses fluoroscopy, CT, and ultrasound to guide percutaneous procedures such as performing biopsies, draining fluids, inserting catheters, or dilating or stenting narrowed ducts or vessels.
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interventional radiology

Imaging A subspecialty of radiology that provides Diagnostic information–eg, CT-guided 'skinny' needle biopsies and dye injection for analysis of various lumina and tracts–eg, arteriography, cholangiography, antegrade pyelography or Therapeutic options–eg, percutaneous nephrostomy or biliary drainage
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interventional radiology

A radiological subspecialty that makes use of imaging technologies to assist and guide invasive procedures, (e.g., the collection of tissue specimens from internal organs, or the placement of catheters, drugs, radioactive materials, or stents within body structures).
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All the interventional procedures were performed by two interventional radiologists with 11 and 19 years of experience in interventional radiology, respectively.
Over the course of time, the blood clots began to dissolve and the patient's blood pressure and oxygenation started improving," said Dr Ayman Al Sibai, interventional radiologist at the Rashid Hospital.
A skilled interventional radiologist familiar with the disease and the treatment is necessary.
The Company was founded by practicing Interventional Radiologist and Interrad Medical Chairman and Chief Medical Officer, Michael Rosenberg, M.D.
Jonathan Marshall, D.O., an interventional radiologist, has joined the medical staff at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center.
In gastric artery embolisation, an interventional radiologist threads a catheter up (or down, depending on her entry point) to the left gastric artery and deposits a slew of tiny beads to reduce the flow of blood to the gastric fundus, the upper part of the stomach.
After extensive research, he approached an interventional radiologist at the Radiology Department of AKUH.
The interventional radiologist can often accomplish difficult vascular access, lumbar puncture, tube placement, or abscess drainage when the unaided practitioner fails to do so (or should not try).
The July issue dropped into my email inbox just after I had ordered an MRI on a 17-year-old girl with a pelvic abscess that had been partially drained by an interventional radiologist. I agree with Dr.
More importantly, he stated that he had an "interventional radiologist right there" and that the interventional radiologist was capable of performing the procedure.
interventional radiologist says those with varicose vein disease are often misdiagnosed.

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