Interventional radiology uses imaging techniques to diagnose and/or treat conditions in place of invasive surgery. This means less pain and trauma for the patient, as well as a shorter stay in hospital.
A number of conditions that once required surgery can now be treated in this way. The most common procedure is an angiogram or angioplasty which takes detailed images of a patient's arteries and veins using dyes and X-rays.
Procedures are performed in the main X-ray department at the Royal Derby Hospital, with a dedicated suite for cardiac imaging.
Royal Derby Hospital
Nearest entrance: Main entrance
Nearest car parks: 1 and 8
Interventional / Cardiac: Monday to Friday, 8.45am - 5pm
Emergency service: Open 24/7