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What is Interventional Radiology and What Do Interventional Radiologists Do?

Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-rays, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.

Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.

When it comes to the best practices for safely performing minimally invasive treatments, interventional radiologists established the procedures and the standards for safety and quality. Patient safety is incorporated into the development of these advances because interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology training programs include radiation safety, radiation physics, the biological effects of radiation and injury prevention.

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Testimonials

NRC has a group of very competent radiologists. They are always available and reports are accurate and very quick to get results. Dr. Okoh’s managerial ability has made the Radiology department much more cohesive.
M.K. - MD - Gynecologist
We have seen dramatic improvements in the service we provide our patients since partnering with NRC. Their approach to Radiology interpretations for the ER is first class as they share our sense of urgency in delivering great patient care.
S.R. - Director of Radiology
Dr. Okoh and his group have always delivered timely, accurate readings. The ability to quickly get in contact with the NRC radiologists, has greatly opened the lines of communication and improved both physician and patient satisfaction.
S.P. - MD – General Surgeon
The decision to contract with NRC has resulted in measurable increases in our volumes, reductions in time from ordering to a final report and improvements in patient care and outcomes.
M.S. - CEO
I appreciate the personalized and pro-active approach of NRC radiologists. I can always count on having a top notch radiologist available whenever I have a patient in need. I particularly appreciate the personal calls I get from the radiologists when my patient presents with a critical finding.
N.M. - MD – Internal Medicine
NRC has done a terrific job of making sure that their goals are aligned with our goals and that we meet our goals in patient safety and quality. They truly produce what they say they will.
S.G. - COO