This is a sub-speciality of Radiology. It allows for the treatment and diagnosis of medical conditions using minimally invasive image–guided techniques, reducing the need for open surgery.
IR may also be known as Vascular and Interventional Radiology (VIR).
IR allows a patient to undergo procedure with reduced risk,
These are performed under either Ultrasound, CT, Fluoroscopy and may be done under Local (LA) or General Anaesthetic(GA).
We have a dedicated Interventional Radiology Team comprising of highly specialized radiologists, radiographers and nursing staff. This ensures the smooth running of all interventional dealings – from initial enquiries, throughout the procedure and post procedural follow-up appointments.
They also offer an informative website of their most sought-after procedures:
At Lake, Smit and Partners the following procedures are done by our Interventional Radiologists:
Your referring doctor with co-ordinate the booking with one our Interventional Nursing Sisters. The Nursing Sister will contact you and inform you of all the relevant information.
Please inform the Radiographer or Nursing Sister (in X-Ray), prior to the IR procedure, should any of the following apply to you:
This varies depending on which IR Procedure you are undergoing.
For Ports and Perm Catheter insertion or removal an explanation of the procedure will be given at time of appointment.
For some of the complicated studies the Radiologist will schedule a consult with you, where an explanation of the procedure is given.
The Interventional Radiologist will use X-Rays, fluoroscopic angiography or CT Scanning to navigate small catheters to the affected organs for treatment.
During and after the procedure the patient will be kept informed by the Radiologist. The Radiologist will also visit patients’ in the ward before discharge from the ward.
Should the examination require a biopsy or removal of tissue, pathology lab results are delivered to your referring doctor.
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