Interventional radiology

Developments in needle and catheter technology, together with the excellent visualization of lesions and the ways to reach them with new radiological methods, have led to the emergence of a branch of science called interventional radiology, in which subtle surgical interventions are applied to the organism for treatment purposes.

In interventional radiology, external intervention is made to the diseased area for treatment purposes under the guidance of diagnostic radiology methods. Draining the inflammatory sacs (abscess) in the skin of the body, treating the disease (hydatid cyst) transmitted from dogs and forming water sacs in the internal organs, opening bile duct obstructions, widening vascular stenosis, clogging vascular bubbles (aneurysm) or dissolving a new clot (thrombus) in the vein. Many procedures are application areas of interventional radiology. After summarizing the question of what interventional radiology is, let’s talk about its place in modern medicine. Interventional radiology, which has developed rapidly in recent years, is being applied more and more widely in every field of medicine. The method eliminates surgery and therefore general anesthesia in many cases. In cases where the operation is risky, it ensures that the surgery is performed after the general condition of the patient improves. In many cases, it facilitates surgery by reducing bleeding and reducing tumor size.

The application of interventional radiological methods provides significant economic benefits by shortening the patient’s hospital stay and, in some cases, eliminating surgery.

With these features, interventional radiology, together with the development in imaging methods, has brought new dimensions to radiology and made it the most rapidly developing and impressive branch of modern medicine.