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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that enables doctors to perform minimally invasive treatments while being guided by x-rays, MRIs or other imaging technology. The treatments made possible by the practice of IR have become the primary method of care for a variety of conditions because these procedures involve less risk, less pain and less recovery time as compared to traditional open surgery.

The interventional radiologists on staff at Yuma Regional Medical Center are board-certified, fellowship trained physicians who have undergone extensive training and are certified by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). 

The minimally invasive procedures performed by our interventional radiologists include:

  • Angioplasty – A procedure used to improve blood flow by inserting a balloon-tipped catheter into a narrow or blocked blood vessel and inflating the balloon.
  • Embolization – This procedure is performed to block the flow of blood to a tumor or uterine fibroid.
  • Radiofrequency Ablation – A procedure that uses high-frequency electrical currents to destroy cancer cells.
  • Stenting - The placement of a small wire mesh tube into a blood vessel to help keep it open.
  • Thrombolysis – A procedure performed to improve blood flow by dissolving abnormal blood clots.


If you have any questions about interventional radiology or the procedures our specialists perform, please call 928-336-1759.

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MRIs use a powerful magnet and radio frequency waves to generate images of a patient’s internal organs and structures.

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