Department of Interventional Radiology

Department of Interventional Radiology

‚ÄčInterventional radiology department is the setup in government sector providing facilities for vascular diseases free of cost in all over Sindh province.

Interventional radiology is a medical specialization that involves performing a range of imaging procedures to obtain images of the inside of the body. The interventional radiologist carefully interprets these images to diagnose injury and disease, and to perform a range of interventional medical procedures.

Interventional radiology (IR) is a rapidly changing field as a result of continuing improvement in imaging quality and technological advances. The ability to combine real-time, noninvasive imaging with minimally invasive, often catheter-based, interventions offers great benefits to patients.

Interventional radiologists perform a broad range of procedures such as treating tumors, taking organ biopsies, emblazing‚Äč bleeder (stop bleeding site) or placing stents by inserting tiny instruments and thin plastic tubes (catheters) into the body via an artery or vein. The images are used to guide the catheters and instruments to the exact area where the procedure or treatment is to be performed.

Interventional Radiology can offer significant improvements in patient experience and patient safety by offering a reduction in risk compared to more invasive surgical techniques.

In addition Interventional Radiology can offer significant improvements in efficiency as less invasive techniques offer earlier discharge and therefore reduced bed occupancy.

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

Our program is organized to provide comprehensive training and experience in both diagnostic and interventional radiology. Our goal is to produce graduates who are comfortable practicing independently in any field of radiology. From an IR perspective, our goal is to provide thorough training in the evaluation and management of patients requiring image-guided diagnostic vascular and interventional procedures and a supervised experience in the performance of imaging-guided treatment. Interventional procedures are guided by a number of imaging modalities including fluoroscopy, angiography, ultrasound and computed tomography. Our program is structured to ensure our graduates have the ability to interpret all forms of diagnostic imaging and to perform a broad range of vascular and interventional procedures.

 

In addition, the program is structured to enhance the trainee's knowledge of the signs and symptoms of disorders amenable to diagnosis and/or treatment by image-guided techniques. An understanding of the symptoms, as well as the pathophysiology and natural history of the disorders is fostered. The trainee will know the indications and contraindications to vascular and interventional procedures, as well as understand the medical and surgical alternatives to those procedures. The trainee will become skilled in the technical aspects of percutaneous procedures and will develop a complete understanding of the imaging methods used to guide the percutaneous procedures.‚Äč