About this book
Interventional radiology has become a rapidly growing area of modern medicine covering multiple diagnostic and interventional procedures. Over the last 40 years interventional radiology became an indispensable part of modern medicine. New instruments, innovative techniques and new imaging modalities were the basis of such a remarkable development. Coming from endovascular procedures, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and ultrasound have emerged as important techniques for non-vascular interventions such as percutaneous biopsy, drainage, ablation and neurolysis. Different organs, diseases and lesions can be approached in this way for the treatment and management of tumors, fluid collections and pain. This volume covers a comprehensive spectrum of non-vascular interventions guided by CT or MR imaging with a comprehensive section devoted to interventional oncology as the most recent development in interventional radiology. Covering a broad range of procedures, the book represents a most valuable source of information and guidance for the radiologist dealing with non-vascular procedures.