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Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. This is done for diagnostic purposes and/or treatment purposes.

For more information, please contact Frederick Health Scheduling Center at 240-566-3400 and select option #2

Before Your Exam:

  • A nurse will call you in advance of your procedure. The nurse will explain the exam to you, how to prepare for your exam, and where to arrive for the procedure. The nurse will be happy to answer any questions you may have
  • When you arrive for the procedure, a board-certified radiologist will meet with you to further explain the procedure, answer your questions, and obtain your permission to perform the procedure
  • Please inform the staff and physicians if there is a possibility you are pregnant
  • You may be asked to change into a gown

During The Exam:

  • You will be positioned on the table and made as comfortable as possible
  • Your skin will be sterilized and prepped before the procedure. You may also be covered with a surgical drape
  • At the end of the procedure, a bandage or stitches may be placed by the radiologist

After Your Exam:

  • The nurse or technologist will give you instructions before you are discharged
  • We recommend that you have someone drive you to and from the hospital for these procedures
  • All biopsy samples from your procedure will be sent to the Pathology Department and interpreted by a board-certified pathologist. The printed results will be sent to your ordering physician
  • Your exam will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist and printed results will be sent to your ordering physician
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