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The Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (IR) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center specializes in treating a wide range of medical conditions through the use of minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures using advanced imaging such as fluoroscopy, CT, ultrasound, and MRI. These procedures often involve lower risk, less pain, and a shorter recovery time than open surgeries.
Our interventional radiologists are global leaders in the field, have set new clinical standards, such as for prostate artery embolization, and have been recognized for outstanding care, medical education, and research.
"Dr. Ahmed really took the time for me to understand the procedure," said Jennifer, who underwent the treatment in March 2021. "The whole process, from arriving at the hospital to leaving, was amazing, and the team was so nice, too."
Our Department of Radiology Chair and American Roentgen Ray Society President Dr. Jonathan Kruskal writes on prioritizing employee wellness efforts and implementing additional strategies to protect and support our workforce.
Until recently, Charlie F., age 79, of Brookline, Mass., had a long history of urinary problems — two decades' worth, to be exact. However, thanks to a minimally invasive procedure, he overcame BPH symptoms and regained his quality of life.
The Dual Pandemics: Dismantling Systemic Injustices Through Intentional DEI Strategies and Inclusive Team-Building
In his inaugural American Roentgen Ray Society president's message, our Department of Radiology Chair Dr. Jonny Kruskal addresses historic inequities, disparities, and ignorance from his perspective as a South African native. Dr. Kruskal writes about how we must foster "high-performing teams" that unite around intentional diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies to create environments in which everyone is seen, heard, and treated with respect.
Like thousands of women, Flavia O., 42, of Boston, Mass., was suffering from fibroids. Some studies suggest that up to 75% of all women may have fibroids, with many experiencing symptoms ranging from prolonged bleeding to bloating, sharp pains, and more.
Patients Paul W. and Ed Wagner both lived with side effects of benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) or prostate gland enlargement until they had a minimally invasive procedure with our Interventional Radiology division.
Prostate Artery Embolization: ‘It Was a Game-Changer’
An ice hockey enthusiast, Simon Thomas was sidelined from his passion with BPH symptoms. He shares: “Thanks to Dr. Mehta and the Interventional Radiology practice, I was saved from a very different reality.”