A biopsy is a procedure in which a doctor takes a small piece of tissue from some part of your body. The tissue is then examined for signs of abnormalities, such as cancer.
Interventional radiology uses a range of techniques to visualize the inside of your body and guide the doctor’s hands during certain treatments, such as surgery. Some of the most common techniques radiologists use during interventional radiology procedures include magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, ultrasound, and X-ray.
Your doctor may order a biopsy any time you have a lesion or suspicious growth inside your body. For example, if a mammogram shows a growth in your breast, your doctor may order a biopsy to determine whether the growth is cancerous.
Some of the most common issues treated by interventional radiology procedures include:
Each type of interventional radiology procedure progresses somewhat differently, but most of these procedures involve an imaging scan combined with a surgical procedure. During the procedure, Dr. Das uses the imaging technique to guide him as he completes the procedure.
Some interventional radiology procedures require you to follow specific instructions before the procedure begins. To find out what instructions you should follow before your procedure, please contact Excel Medical Imaging.
Without the use of interventional radiology techniques, many of the procedures would be more invasive than they need to be. With the help of imaging, doctors can perform these procedures with:
Like all surgeries, interventional radiology procedures carry certain risks, such as a small risk of infection, bleeding, and tissue damage. However, because of the use of imaging techniques, the risks associated with interventional radiology procedures are generally lower than the risks associated with the same procedure performed without the help of imaging.
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