Interventional radiology is a medical specialisation 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, including injections of corticosteroids, local anaesthetic or platelets.
Continuing advances in technology mean the range of conditions that can be treated by interventional radiology is continuing to expand.
This information is credited to Inside Radiology, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology (RANZCR). insideradiology.com.au June 2014