Interventional radiology uses minimally invasive, image-guided procedures to treat and diagnose diseases in any system of the body. The range of diseases and the organs amenable to image-guided procedures mainly involve gastrointestinal, vascular, hepatobiliary, pulmonary, genitourinary, and the central nervous system. The therapeutic interventional radiology procedures include fallopian tube recanalization, thrombolysis, percutaneous angioplasty, percutaneous gastronomy and nephrostomy, laser ablation, embolization, endovascular embolisation, pain relief techniques, carotid scan, aortic scan, and peripheral arterial doppler scan.
Iran is considered as one of the global Medical Tourism hubs. Most of the people from other countries prefer Iran as the destination for healthcare requirements. The hospitals in Iran offer a broad range of interventional radiology procedures at affordable costs with qualitative care. The interventional radiological procedures in Iran are most likely lower than in other countries. For example, the cost of angioplasty in Iran is about $5000, where as in Great Britain the cost may reach up to $25,000.