Interventional Radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology which combines imaging with minimally invasive procedures. The interventional radiologist is a trained physician specialized in targeting treatment using image modalities such as X-ray, ultrasound and CT for guidance.
IR is used for diagnostic purposes (e.g. angiography) or as an extension to diagnostic modalities as a therapeutic procedure (e.g. angioplasty).
A variety of treatments and services are available using interventional radiology.
The Vascular Ultrasound Laboratory is situated at St Vincent’s Private Hospital, Melbourne on the first floor within Cardiovascular Care Center. The aim of the unit is to provide a specialist vascular ultrasound service offering a full range of ultrasound examinations.