Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology utilizes imaging guidance, (eg. MRI, fluoroscopy) to perform minimally invasive treatments across the body. IR procedures have less pain, risk and recovery time compared to traditional surgeries.

CHOC has the most advanced imaging equipment available, calibrated just for kids. CHOC is proud to be the first in Orange County to offer pediatric interventional radiology (IR). From blood clots to tumors, IR treats the toughest medical problems no matter how big or small.

Since every child is different, every treatment is different. For this reason, procedures for specific targeted areas can be overwhelming and complicated. Yet, IR is comprehensive enough to access, diagnose and treat almost every part of the body with a needle.

CHOC’s radiology team includes a pediatric board-certified interventional radiologist who helps bridge diagnosis and treatment. CHOC has been designated a Diagnostic Imaging Center of Excellence® (DICOE) by the American College of Radiology (ACR) for best-quality imaging practices and diagnostic care. With a foundational knowledge of medical imaging and expertise, our interventional radiologist partners with other specialists like the Heart Institute and primary care to treat many of today’s toughest medical problems.