The vascular and interventional radiology division uses specialized tests to view and treat abnormalities in blood vessels.

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The interventional radiology (IR) division of the department of diagnostic imaging performs specialized procedures using image guidance to diagnose and treat specific diseases. IR focuses on minimally invasive techniques and surgery-sparing procedures to decrease risk and recovery time.

The range of diseases and organs amenable to image-guided therapeutic and diagnostic procedures are extensive and constantly evolving. IR physicians provide patient evaluation and management relevant to image-guided interventions in collaboration with other physicians. IR procedures have become an integral part of medical care.

The Benefits of Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology has a number of benefits for patients. Utilizing an imaging technique allows for accurate diagnosis and treatment using cutting-edge equipment (fluoroscopy, cat scan, ultrasound, mammography, magnetic resonance).

Minimally invasive procedures are performed through a small nick in the skin, minimizing the patient’s discomfort and recovery time. In addition, the techniques can be used for very sick patients who are unfit for surgery. 

Other benefits of IR include:

  • Less trauma to the body compared to traditional surgery.
  • Local anesthetic or less general anesthesia than traditional surgery.
  • No hospital stay or shorter hospital stay for more complex procedures.
  • Shorter recovery compared to traditional surgery.
  • Less overall pain.
  • Less risk of infection.
  • Quicker return to normal activities.

Locations

Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Rhode Island Hospital
401-444-5194
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, The Miriam Hospital
401-793-4429
Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Newport Hospital
401-845-4253
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Locations

Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Rhode Island Hospital
George Building
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
593 Eddy Street
Providence, RI 02903
401-444-5194
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Locations

Vascular and Interventional Radiology, The Miriam Hospital
The Miriam Hospital
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
164 Summit Avenue
Providence, RI 02906
401-793-4429
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Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Newport Hospital
Newport Hospital
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
20 Powel Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
401-845-4253