Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology and Procedures

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a subspecialty of radiology which combines imaging with minimally invasive procedures. The interventional radiologist is a trained physician specialised 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 Centre. The aim of the unit is to provide a specialist vascular ultrasound service offering a full range of ultrasound examinations.

Areas of treatment:

Fact Sheets

Fact Sheets are available for a number of our interventional radiology procedures. To learn more about what to expect on the day of your procedure, choose from the fact sheets below:

FAQs for Interventional Radiology

If you have more questions, see our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Author: Dr John Vrazas