Interventional radiology is an equally innovative as well as challenging subdomain of diagnostic radiology that uses imaging techniques to perform well-targeted and highly precise therapeutic and diagnostic procedures.
Our specialists in this field perform image-controlled therapeutic procedures with techniques such as sonography, computer tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and angiography. These typically include vertebroplasty for osteoporotic or pathological vertebral fractures, drainage tube placement to clear local inflammations or pathological accumulations of fluid, and localized pain therapy, for example for pancreatic cancer patients.
Regardless of which technique is used for interventional radiology, the advantages for our patients are manifold: These are minimally invasive procedures, i. e., very gentle on the body, and can therefore in most cases be performed on an outpatient basis and generally just under local anesthesia. For our patients this means just a brief visit to the hospital.