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Interventional Radiology

An Introduction
Interventional radiological techniques can replace some open surgical procedures, allowing patients to be treated with less risk and minimising hospital stay. Interventional radiology has been an increasingly important subspecialty of radiology since the mid-1970s, contributing to some of the most significant medical developments. Interventional radiologists invented angioplasty and the first catheter-delivered stent first used in the legs to save patients with vascular disease from amputation or other surgical procedures. These advances pioneered the state-of-the-art treatments that are common place today.

Info Sheets
CIRSE has produced a number of press releases that may be useful for our media partners. These include a general introduction to IR and the most common disease types that IR treats.

Introduction to IR (PDF download 141 KB)  
Cancer & IR (PDF download 113 KB) Uterine Fibroids & IR (PDF download 117 KB)
Stroke & IR (PDF download 119 KB) Pain therapy & IR (PDF download 122 KB)
Diabetes & IR (PDF download 152 KB) Vascular Interventions (PDF download 146 KB)