Everything to know about Interventional Procedures
How Interventional Procedures work
‘Interventional Procedures’ refers to a range of minimally invasive specialty procedures, from simple corticosteroid injections to minor surgical procedures. Your procedure may involve common imaging methods such as Fluoroscopy (real time x-rays), CT, Ultrasound or Nuclear Medicine. You’ll be advised of the exact process when you make your booking.
What to expect
The radiologist will use an imaging method such as x-ray, ultrasound or CT, depending on your procedure. This way, the radiologist is able to perform the procedure under the safest conditions, able to clearly visualise every move, ensuring the least amount of discomfort for the patient. Many procedures are minor and quick to perform. In all cases, staff will explain the procedure to ensure patients are well-informed and comfortable.
The day of the prodedure
As technology advances, the range of conditions that can be diagnosed and treated with interventional radiology is always expanding.
She was referred to Dotter who theorised percutaneous dilating catheters. The procedure went well and within minutes, Shaw’s foot was warm with restored blood flow. Her pain disappeared within the week and her ulcer quickly healed. Thanks to Dotter, our Interventional Radiologists are now able to perform less invasive procedures, such as angioplasty, to save our patients from intrusive procedures like amputation.