Radiology is one of the broadest fields of medicine and encompasses diagnostic and interventional radiology. Diagnostic imaging are tests used to detect and monitor disease states in the body. This includes x-rays, computed tomography (CT or CAT scan), MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography and PET, among others.
Interventional radiology focuses on therapeutic use of imaging, mainly using x-ray, CT or ultrasound guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures. The goal of interventional radiology is to treat or cure diseases with less invasive procedures, in order to avoid major surgery. This includes angiography, biopsies, stents, drains, vertebral augmentation, interventional pain procedures among others.
To learn more or to ask a question, visit our discussion board at www.tulsamsk.com/forum.