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What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology is a subspecialty of Radiology that provides minimally invasive image-guided treatment of medical conditions that once required open surgery.

By harnessing the power of advanced imaging, Interventional Radiologists can see inside your body and treat complex conditions with lower complication and excellent success rates.

What are the benefits of interventional radiology?

Interventional radiologists are on the front lines of clinical advances and use of the latest image-guided technologies. They are board-certified physicians who are trained in both radiology and minimally invasive therapies. No other specialty possesses this unique combination of skills! 


Benefits of minimally invasive techniques:

  • No general anesthesia is required (only local anesthesia)
  • No scar tissue formation
  • Shorter hospital stay and  shorter recovery time
  • Less painful
  • More effective than traditional therapies
  • Lower risk of complications
  • Save lives

The Interventional Radiology Lab of Mediterranean Hospital of Cyprus is operating in the Hybrid Room of the Hospital and in the Radiology Department.


Women’s Health

  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome


Men’s Health

  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Prostatic Arterial Embolization


Organ Biopsies under CT or Ultrasound

  • Breast
  • Lung
  • Liver
  • Kidney
  • Thyroid


Diagnostic Angiography (DSA)

  • Arteries
  • Veins


Image-guided percutaneous drainage

  • Abscess
  • Fluid Collection in the Abdomen or Lung
  • Percutaneous Cholecystostomy and Biliary Drainage


Vascular Interventions

  • Angioplasty and Stenting of Arteries (Upper and Lower Limbs, Renal Arteries, Carotids)
  • Endovascular Laser Treatment for Varicose Veins - EVLA
  • Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm Embolization and Hemorrhage Treatment


Oncology Interventional Procedures

  • Tumor RF Ablation (Liver, Lung, Kidney)
  • TACE – Transarterial Chemoembolization of Liver Tumor


Insertion of Central Venous Catheters (for Chemotherapy)

  • PICC Line
  • Mediport


Genitourinary Interventional Procedures

  • Nephrostomy
  • Ureteroplasty and Ureteral Stent Placement


Interventions for Dialysis Patients

  • Angioplasty of Dialysis Fistula
  • Revascularization of Thrombosed Fistula
  • Placement of temporary or Permanent Hemodialysis Catheter



  • Percutaneous Embolization of Peripheral AVM
  • Vena Cava Filter Placement and Removal
  • Percutaneous Gastrostomy
  • Embolization of Esophageal Varices


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