Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of radiology, providing surgical and minimally invasive medical procedures.
Using high quality imaging equipment including X-Ray, ultrasound and MRI, interventional radiologists are able to offer patients and their referring doctors a greater range of treatment options. These procedures are usually performed in an angiography/vascular suite or in the operating theatre.
The aim of interventional radiologists is to provide the least invasive procedure available, thereby reducing risk to the patient and improving patient outcomes and recovery. Many of these procedures designed and performed by interventional radiologists have become first line treatments, such as angioplasty, stenting and embolisation.
Interventional Radiologists are highly trained medical professionals, having completed 6 years speciality training in radiology, following on from their medical degree before undertaking a specialist fellowship in Interventional Radiology.
Associate Professor Stuart Lyon undertook his 2 year fellowship at The Beaumont Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, where he was also involved in medical research and frequently requested to speak at various conferences around the world.
At Melbourne Endovascular we offer the following treatments:
We offer an in depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments, coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience, across a range of specialities.
Many conditions that previously required surgery are now being treated less invasively by Interventional Radiologists.
For further information about common procedures performed by Interventional Radiologists, please click on the following link.