Interventional Radiology FAQs

What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology is a specialty in Radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance.

 

What are some reasons why I would have an Interventional procedure?

Some procedures are done for diagnosis and some are done for treatment.

 

Procedures are done with the use of needles, wires, and catheters through a tiny incision, often the size of a pen. The procedures are performed by Board Certified Interventional Radiologists who have passed medical specialty exams in this area.

 

What are the hours of operation?

The service of Interventional Radiology is: Monday through Friday  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (724) 223-3059

 

Do I need an appointment?

Yes, your physician's office may call to schedule your exam.

 

Do I need a referral or a prescription for the exam?

Yes, your physician's office may fax the prescription to the Interventional Radiology department prior to your exam.

 

For more information visit the Society of Interventional Radiology website: www.sirweb.org/patients