WHAT IS IR?
"Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that performs minimally invasive treatments using radiologic imaging for procedure guidance. Interventional radiology treatments have become the primary method of care for a variety of conditions, offering less risk, less pain and less recovery time, compared to open surgery."
Read more at www.RadiologyInfo.org
Learn more about how our own Dr. Iannuccilli decided on a career in IR, talks about his typical week, discusses rewarding aspects and challenges within IR, and how he balances research and clinical work.
Want to hear another perspective? Here is another interview with an interventional radiologist, Dr. Ding. This one is a bit shorter.
Check out these videos or read descriptions of common IR procedures to see what these doctors actually do!
PATHWAY TO IR
IR recently became recognized as its own specialty, meaning you can now match into a designated IR residency straight from medical school. There are still several different ways to get into IR, and it is a little confusing, so check out this table to learn more about the different pathways and what to expect!