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What Is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional RadiologyInterventional radiology uses imaging technology to both diagnose and treat various medical conditions. Our board-certified physicians are experts in using the latest technologies to perform these minimally invasive procedures.

What Are the Advantages?
Interventional radiology offers several advantages over traditional invasive procedures:

  • The procedures do not require large incisions and are usually performed through a nick the size of a pencil’s tip.
  • Because the procedures are minimally invasive, there are no large scars, and risk, pain and recovery time are often significantly reduced.
  • Most interventional radiology procedures can be performed on an outpatient basis.
  • Typically, moderate sedation can be used instead of general anesthesia.
  • Procedures are sometimes less expensive than more invasive procedures or other treatment alternatives.

Watch a video of our interventional radiology technology in action.

Interventional radiology procedures include:

Imaging Nursing Unit
At Gwinnett Medical Center, our dedicated Imaging Nursing Unit handles all preoperative and recovery care for our interventional radiology patients. Our caring and friendly imaging nursing staff is composed of certified nurses who specialize in interventional and invasive procedures.

If you have more questions about Gwinnett Medical Center’s Imaging Nursing Unit, call:

  • Duluth: 678-312-6640
  • Lawrenceville: 678-312-5280

Call 678-312-3444 to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Lawrenceville, Duluth or Hamilton Mill.