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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is a sub-specialty of Diagnostic Radiology that has evolved over the past 25 years to become an integral part of comprehensive patient care, providing alternatives to surgery for a broad range of health problems.

State-of-the-art imaging techniques including fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography (CT scans) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are utilized to guide the placement of needles, catheters and devices directly to target sites deep within the body through a small skin incision. These procedures are often performed under local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation and typically do not require general anesthesia.

The Interventional Radiology team at MD Anderson is a dedicated group of healthcare professionals committed to providing quality patient care, research, and education programs for our patients, the institution, and the community at large, utilizing and promoting innovation in image-guided therapies for benign and malignant oncologic disease processes.

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