Interventional radiology is a branch of medicine which advances rapidly.
The Advantages of Interventional Radiology
Many procedures do not require inpatient treatment or require very short hospitalization period, generally do not require general anesthesia and the pain; risk and recovery period depending on treatment is specifically less than surgery, the procedures are generally cheaper than surgery.
Interventional Radiology Procedures
Angiography: Examination of artery or vein with the X-ray. Imaging of veins by giving contrast media following embolectomy.
Balloon angioplasty and stent: Opening of embolic or narrowed vessels by advancing balloon catheter or stent into the vein.
Biliary drainage and stent: Opening obstructed bile ducts by using stent in order to ensure the flow of bile into the intestine..
Embolization: Aneurysm, arteriovenous malformation or embolisation of bleeding focus
Chemoembolization: Directly transfusion of cancer cells
Central venous catheter: Placing of plastic catheterization in order to provide intravenous nutrition, dialyze and give medication.
Biopsy: taking diagnostic samples from organs in percutaneous way.
Radiofrequency Ablation: The use of radiofrequency energy in order to eradicate cancer cells.
Thrombolysis: Opening of embolic by giving clot-busting drug.
Transjügülertrahepatik porta-sistemic shunt: It is a procedure applied to reduce the effects of portal hypertension and harmful effects in severe liver failure.