Why we measure it - Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of imaging where radiologists use equipment, like CT scanners or ultrasounds, to help guide them to do minimally invasive surgical procedures. This technique is called image-guided therapy. It allows the radiologists to "see" inside the body and helps them to treat various medical conditions. Sometimes this type of therapy can be combined with a surgical procedure or used instead of surgery.
What this means - Interventional radiologists have additional years of fellowship training and continue to learn the most innovative and effective techniques and therapies. Our large volumes show that our specialists have a great deal of experience treating a wide range of conditions and illnesses.
About the data - Our interventional radiologists perform a wide variety of treatments for numerous conditions. Our annual volume is in the top five for pediatric hospitals nationally. These data show annual volumes from 2010 through 2013. The volume decrease in 2013 was due to the hospital-wide conversion to the EPIC medical record system at the end of 2012.
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