Learning About Interventional Radiology

Constantino Pena, Interventional Radiologist at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute, explains that with interventional radiology they use a type of imaging to perform minimally invasive procedures, so the goal is to be able to use state of the art imaging to try to minimize the degree of invasiveness and to perform procedures that would be with less risk. Alex Powell, also Interventional Radiologist at the same institution, says they do a lot of advanced work on blood vessels. They treat P.A.D (Peripheral Arterial Disease), which narrows the arteries, so the legs can't get enough blood.

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