What is Interventional Radiology?

January 2013 – Quantum Radiology Interventional Radiologist, Dr. Sepehr Panah, was the guest speaker on the “The Doctors Roundtable” on Thursday, January 17, 2013. “The Doctors Roundtable” is an internet radio show sponsored by HealthGate.  The show featured a fascinating insight into interventional radiology. Dr. Sepehr Panah provided a greater understanding of how this specialty of medicine can improve health.

Interventional radiology (abbreviated IR or VIR for Vascular and Interventional Radiology, also referred to as Surgical Radiology) is a medical sub-specialty of radiology which utilizes minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat diseases in nearly every organ system. The concept behind interventional radiology is to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques currently available in order to minimize risk to the patient and improve health outcomes. 

 Listen to the Dr. Panah  Panah-DoctorsRoundTable20130117  (approximately 45 minutes)