Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated nonsurgically by interventional radiology. This medical subspecialty uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat medical conditions affecting nearly every part of the body. Interventional radiologists are credited with pioneering modern minimally invasive medicine, such as angioplasty and catheter-delivered stenting.

Parkland Medical Center collaborates with our sister hospital, Portsmouth Regional Hospital, and Salem Radiology, a Department of Parkland Medical Center, to offer comprehensive diagnostic and interventional radiology services.

How You Benefit

Using X-rays, CT, MRI, ultrasound and other advanced imaging methods, interventional radiologists guide delicate instruments through the blood vessels of the body with needles and narrow tubes called catheters rather than using the large incisions of traditional surgery. These interventional procedures mean you benefit from less risk of infection, less pain and shorter recovery times.

Our Radiation Right safety program, where we adhere to nationally approved safety protocols that prevent accidental or excessive exposure, ensures you receive the lowest effective dose of radiation.

What to Expect

Learn more about specific interventional radiology procedures, including what to expect, at our online Health Library. Find additional information and videos at the Society of Interventional Radiology.