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. To contact the interventional radiology program call (414) 266-3152.
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