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Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology is not a surgical treatment method.

In Interventional Radiology, vascular obstructions caused by atherosclerosis and the diseases they cause are treated. Additionally, it is used in the treatment of oncological diseases, especially liver cancer, kidney cancer, pancreatic cancer, and lung cancer. It is also effectively used in the treatment of leg varicose veins, aortic enlargement, known as aortic aneurysm, and other conditions.

Medicine is advancing towards new technological treatments. Treatment methods performed with advanced technology aim to minimize the patient’s pain and discomfort. Interventional Radiology, which performs non-incisional and non-surgical procedures, utilizes specialized devices such as Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasonography, and Angiography. Additionally, it involves the application of treatment methods with specially produced medical equipment and associated materials.

The duration of procedures in Interventional Radiology is relatively short compared to surgical procedures, resulting in fewer complications and disadvantages. General anesthesia is generally not required, and the longest procedure does not exceed two hours. There is no need for extensive preparation before undergoing Interventional Radiology. Patients undergoing Interventional Radiology treatment are only required to fast after midnight on the night before the procedure. They should come on an empty stomach in the morning and bring any medications they may be using.

Who Performs Interventional Radiology Procedures?

Interventional Radiology procedures are performed by radiologists and interventional radiologists who have received specialized training in radiology. They must have a deep understanding of both surgical and medical branches, as well as a thorough knowledge of anatomy. They should be able to keep up with new technologies and information in medicine.

Interventional Radiological Treatments and Diseases Treated:

Interventional radiological procedures for cerebral vascular diseases: Typically performed to prevent brain hemorrhage and stroke. Treatment of aneurysms (balloon-like bulges) in brain vessels from within the blood vessels Closure of congenital vascular malformations (AVM) inside the brain through the obstruction of capillary vessels Rapid intervention within hours of a new stroke to open blocked brain vessels Expansion of the carotid artery and cerebellar artery stenoses, which prevent brain nutrition or pose a risk of stroke, using balloons and stents with protective filters placed inside the vessels Treatment of complications due to diabetes in the feet, such as changes in the skin, bruising, wounds, and ulcers, through intravascular therapy Interventions for Vascular Diseases:

Embolization procedures for uterine fibroid embolization based on the principle of occluding the nutritive vessels of fibroids in female patients Effective treatment of narrowed or blocked leg arteries causing walking difficulties, pain, or foot ulcers using balloon angioplasty and stenting Opening of narrowed kidney arteries causing severe hypertension in patients with high blood pressure Repair of aortic aneurysm (aortic ballooning) by inserting a specially coated stent inside the vessel Clearance of stenosis and blockages in fistulas used for dialysis in hemodialysis patients over time Placement of filters into the main vein (vena cava) in cases of venous obstruction to prevent the passage of blood clots to the lungs (pulmonary embolism) Treatment of varicose veins and venous insufficiency using laser and interventional procedures inside the vessels under imaging guidance Other embolization procedures are used in bleeding or abnormal tissue feeding arteries or organ masses, either to stop bleeding or to treat abnormal tissues. Balloon catheterization via angiography for bleeding in the stomach, intestinal bleeding, internal bleeding, lung bleeding, and organ injuries, to occlude the bleeding vessel and stop the bleeding Includes angiography and interventional procedures for all vessels in the body, including coronary arteries. Interventional Radiological Procedures for Tumor Treatment:

Administration of specific medications directly to tumors and occluding vessels supplying the tumor with drugs and embolic substances (chemoembolization) in liver tumors and metastatic cancers to the liver Radioactive substance application through the bloodstream directly to the tumor for targeted radiation therapy (radioembolization) Direct application of energy to tumors through needles inserted into the skin, such as radiofrequency or microwave ablation, to destroy cancerous tissue Pain control procedures through imaging-guided interventions to dry up nerve involvement causing severe pain in cancer patients Specialized Interventions Performed through Needle Insertion:

Minimally invasive procedures that do not require long hospital stays, and patients are often discharged after short observation periods. Drainage of abscesses or cysts, such as removal of accumulated fluids using special needles guided by imaging techniques Treatment of kidney cysts causing harm to patients by draining and treating them with a special procedure (abscess drainage) Treatment of blockages in kidney or bile ducts by draining through the skin or opening the blockage with balloons and stents Prevention of damage to the body by draining bile or blocking the inside of the liver,

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