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Vascular & Interventional Radiology Doctors and Physicians (Vascular & Interventional Radiologists)

Vascular and interventional radiology is the study and treatment of diseases of the vascular system by using radiologic imaging systems. A radiologist is a physician who treats patients with radiologic imaging systems such as X-rays, ultrasound, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), CT scans (Computed Tomography), fluoroscopy, and other imaging technology. Physicians in this specialty treat patients suffering from numerous diseases and illnesses, but some of the most common are varicose veins, Blood Clots, Vascular Problems, Peripheral vascular disease (PVD), angioplasty, Hypertension, Peripheral Arterial Disease, and Venous disease. Once properly diagnosed, practitioners can perform numerous procedures on patients including angioplasty, Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters, radiofrequency ablation of tumors, Chemoembolization, Stent Placement, TIPS (transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt), Thrombolytic Therapy, Ovarian Vein Embolization, interventions in the biliary and urinary systems, percutaneous management of abscesses, gastrostomies, and Percutaneous nephrostomy. To diagnose patients with possible illnesses and diseases, specialists will often perform one of many tests including Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG), Echocardiogram, and Diagnostic angiography.

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