What is Interventional Radiology?

 Interventional Radiology
19 January 2021

Interventional Radiology (better known as IR) is a diagnostic and therapeutic subspeciality of medicine that involves imaging of the inside body through certain tools and procedures.


Radiologists interpret these images for identifying any injury or diseases that require medical attention. Commonly used imaging modalities in IR are fluoroscopy, MRI, CT scan, and ultrasound. Diagnosis is not the only aim of interventional radiology; in fact, a wide range of minimally invasive therapeutic procedures are also performed, which are usually image-guided.


Interventional Radiology has gained much popularity than open surgeries as it offers less pain and blood loss, fast recovery and lower risk of infections.

The Interventional Radiology Center at RMI is the first dedicated centre all over KP. Other than diagnostic procedures, RMI also offers therapeutic procedures for cardiovascular conditions, cancer, pain, diabetes, liver, kidney and other conditions. Dr. Aman Nawaz Khan is serving as a Consultant Interventional Radiologist at RMI. With experience over 20 years, Dr. Aman has been reporting all general diagnostic modalities. As a subspecialist, he has been leading in vascular, HPB and oncology MDTs. He has received his Interventional Radiology Subspecialty Training as Specialist Registrar (StR) Interventional Radiology (IR) from the University Hospitals Leicester (UHL) NHS Trust, UK.


Moreover, Dr. Aman is also the elected President of the Radiological Society of Pakistan. For more details about the IR department, visit: https://rmi.edu.pk/departments/interventional-radiology