Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that uses image guidance to perform minimally invasive, often life-saving, procedures that are an alternative to surgery.

Interventional radiologists with patient

Customized Diagnosis and Treatment

Penn Interventional Radiology is a national leader in research, education and patient care. Our renowned program is one of the largest in the country and provides services at a variety of locations throughout the Philadelphia area.

Procedures and Services

The Future of Minimally Invasive Care

Interventional radiology (IR) is a field of medicine that utilizes the most advanced technology available to perform image-guided procedures to treat a wide variety of diseases throughout the body.

Conditions treated include:

  • Acute and chronic deep vein thrombosis
  • Cancer (liver, kidney, bone and lung) 
  • Diseases of the lymphatic system
  • Endoleaks from abdominal aortic aneurysms
  • Hemodialysis access dysfunction
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Peripheral arterial disease/critical limb ischemia (CLI)
  • Pulmonary arteriovenous malformations
  • Vascular malformations/varicose and spider veins
  • Women's health conditions (eg. uterine fibroids, pelvic congestion syndrome)

Interventional radiology treatments minimize risk, require smaller incisions and are generally performed with sedation rather than general anesthesia. Many conditions that previously required traditional open surgery can now be treated with small catheters or other devices guided by radiologic imaging; often a less costly procedure that allows for a faster recovery.

Convenient Access to Cutting-Edge Expertise

As one of the oldest and largest IR programs in the United States, we are committed to offering our patients personalized and compassionate care at a variety of locations throughout the Philadelphia area.

In addition to the over 12,000 procedures we perform annually, Penn Interventional Radiology has an inpatient admitting service, inpatient consult service and daily outpatient consultation and follow-up clinic.

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Procedures and Services

We offer the full spectrum of interventional radiology care, including inpatient admitting service, inpatient consultation service, and daily outpatient consultation and follow-up clinic.

Scott O. Trerotola, MD

Division Chief, Interventional Radiology; Vice Chair, Quality, Radiology; Stanley Baum Professor of Radiology; Professor of Radiology in Surgery

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