Interventional radiology (also known as IR) is the minimally invasive, image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required traditional surgery. Using advanced imaging (MRI, CT scans, ultrasound, X-rays, and more), our interventional radiologists can see inside your body to diagnose disease and target therapy with unprecedented precision, less risk, less pain, and shorter recovery times.
At UConn Health, our team of fellowship-trained interventional radiologists offer a wide range of procedures. The most common procedures fall into the following categories:
Preparing For Your Exam
In addition to our general preparation instructions, please do not eat or drink after midnight on the night before your procedure.
Please continue to take all of your prescribed medications. Bring a list of your medications to your appointment that includes the name of the medication, the dose, and the dose frequency.
Unlike traditional open surgery, most IR procedures are done under local anesthesia or conscious sedation, but you will not be allowed to drive after your procedure so please arrange transportation.
Before Your Exam
When you arrive for your procedure, our team will answer any remaining questions you may have and prep you.
After Your Exam
Depending on the type of procedure being performed, the care required after may vary. For some procedures, patients are required to recover for several hours. Other procedures have a shorter recovery period.
Your doctor will provide you detailed instructions related to your care after the procedure.