Interventional Radiology

Image-Guided Treatments at BIDMC

Interventional radiology uses image-guided technology, such as X-rays, ultrasounds, CT scans and MRIs, to help deliver medicine or perform procedures without open surgery.


BIDMC Interventional Radiologists performing a procedure
Dr. Sahil Mehta and Dr. Muneeb Ahmed (L to R)
The Division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (IR) 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 MR imaging. 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 standards for the field and have been recognized for outstanding care, medical education and research.

For an evaluation, call 617-754-2523 or email us.

Conditions We Treat

Preparing for Your Procedure

Many minimally invasive procedures can be done without general anesthesia which will allow you to go home the same day.

Our award-winning IR team collaborates with you and your primary doctor to decide which treatment is right for your condition.

We will contact you the day before your procedure to make sure you are comfortable and prepared. Most procedures allow you to go home the same day, but certain procedures may require you to stay overnight.

Things to Know:

  • You must have a ride home.
  • If you are having an angiogram, it is essential that someone stays with you overnight.
  • You cannot eat or drink after midnight on the day of your procedure, except for sips of water to take medication.
  • You must take all blood pressure medications the morning of the procedure.
  • If you have questions about medications, you should bring your medication with you or, alternately, a complete list of your medications that includes dosage.
  • If you take blood thinners, we will work with you and your primary care doctor prior to your procedure to determine if they need to be stopped.