Interventional radiology is a subspecialty of radiology in which minimally invasive procedures are performed using image guidance. The advancements in radiological imaging together with innovations in instrumentation have led to a rapid development in interventional procedures. Thanks to catheters and wires that are smaller and easier to work with, physicians can easily manipulate them, under image guidance to an area of concern within the body. Conventional surgery uses larger incisions so recovery time is longer. Interventional radiology procedures generally mean faster recovery time and less chance of infection.
DRA has three Interventional Radiologists, Duncan Belcher, MD, Eric Hyson, MD, FACR and Marco Verga, MD. All three DRA physicians completed their radiology residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and have a Special Certification in Vascular and Interventional Radiology. In addition to DRA’s IR physicians we have three physician assistants (PAs) that are trained to perform multiple image-guided procedures including PICC lines, lumbar punctures and thyroid and breast biopsies.