Interventional radiology

Count on the interventional radiology professionals at Montage Health to put you at ease and accurately perform your procedure.

What is interventional radiology?

Interventional radiology (IR) is a specialized type of radiology that helps doctors diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions.

Your doctor will perform an IR procedure using needles or catheters (thin, hollow tubes) and medical images generated from:

Imaging technology lets your radiologist create images of the inside of your body. These images guide your doctor to perform precise, minimally invasive procedures.

Minimally invasive techniques

IR technology and minimally invasive techniques cause less stress to your body than traditional, or open, surgery. Because your procedure uses smaller incisions, you’ll benefit from less pain, risk of complications, and a shorter recovery time.

IR procedures we offer

Your doctor may recommend an interventional radiology procedure to guide decisions about your care or treat a health problem. Some common IR procedures at Montage Health include:

Radiation safety

You’ll receive the lowest dose of radiation during your procedure. Our radiologists adjust and customize the dose for every patient, using just enough to create a clear, accurate picture. If you have questions about exposure to radiation, talk to your radiologist.

Getting test results

If you have an online MyChart account, you’ll likely see your test results in the patient portal within 24 hours. Your doctor will call to explain them and discuss next steps. Wait until you talk to your doctor before trying to understand what they mean.

Talk to your doctor

You’ll need a healthcare provider’s referral to receive radiology and imaging services from Montage Health. Once you have a doctor’s order, call (831) 649-7231 to schedule your test.

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Manage your health easily and securely through our free MyChart patient portal. You can:

  • Access medical records, test results, and test prep instructions
  • Contact your care team
  • Get cost estimates
  • Pay bills

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Related locations

Choose an imaging location near you in Monterey County to see its available tests and hours of operation. Some locations offer convenient, extended hours for MRI and ultrasound exams.