Interventional radiology is continually changing the way we practice medicine.
Sometimes called the surgery of the 21st century, interventional radiology
allows doctors to treat a variety of medical disorders without surgery.
For the patient, this results in procedures that are generally less costly
and less traumatic, involve smaller incisions, less pain and shorter hospital
stays. Doctors trained in interventional radiology use x-rays and other
imaging techniques to "see" inside the body while they guide
narrow tubes or catheters and other very small instruments through the
blood vessels and other pathways of the body to the site of a problem.
Physicians at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services perform a variety of interventional
radiology procedures to bring you the latest advancements in medical technology.
The Vascular Lab at Bozeman Deaconess Health Services is a state–of–the–art
facility that allows cardiologists and radiologists to perform a vast
array of endovascular procedures. These minimally invasive procedures
use miniature catheter–based guided imaging to diagnose and treat
many medical disorders without surgery. In some cases, noninvasive interventional
procedures can help eliminate the need for inpatient hospitalization.
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