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Interventional Radiologist

The interventional radiologist is a medical physician experienced and trained in the use of special methods under image-guidance to access specific spinal regions and/or tissues. They often treat conditions through the use of percutaneous (under the skin) maneuvers that might otherwise require more complicated surgical intervention. Their approach may incorporate the use of catheters, micro catheters, stents, and therapeutic embolization.

The interventional radiologist must successfully complete demanding educational and training requirements. They typically complete at least four years of undergraduate school, four years of medical school and three to eight years of special training in internship, residency and fellowship settings. The interventional radiologist can play an important role on the spinecare team. The services of an interventional radiologist may be used to help reduce pain and/or decompress vital structures in the spine.

For more information about the role and responsibilities of a Interventional Radiologist, please refer to the website of the Society Of Interventional Radiology at http://www.sirweb.org/.



To locate and learn about interventional radiologist who are members of the American Academy of Spine Physicians go to the International Directory of Spinecare Professionals. The directory also identifies those who have achieved credentialed status (Diplomate or Fellow) with the American Academy of Spine Physicians.




Educational Partners

To learn more about your spine. spinehealth, and available spinecare go to the International Spine Assocition (ISA) at www.spineinformation.org. The primary mission of the ISA is to improve spinehealth and spinecare through education. The ISA is committed to disseminating need-to-know information throught the World Wide Web in numerous languages covering many topics related to the spine, including information about spine disorders, spine heath, advances in technology and available spinecare



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