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What is an interventional radiologist?

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What is an interventional radiologist? Answer: Reality is, most people walking around the streets have no idea what an interventional radiologist is. Probably one of medicine's best kept secrets. Basically, an interventional radiologist is a highly specialized physician who uses imaging guidance to perform a variety of minimally invasive procedures which often allow patients to avoid major surgeries. It's been said that interventional radiologists are like plumbers of the body or surgeons without scalpels. The tools of an interventional radiologist are catheters, wires, balloons, stents, and a variety of other medical devices. In fact, the pioneer of endovenous laser ablation happened to be an interventional radiologist.

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