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How Much Do You Really Know About IR?

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Many patients and families, when they come to the hospital to inquire about a procedure and find that it is to be done by an IR doctor, do not know what Interventional Radiology is or what an IR doctor does. Use this game to test yourself to see how much you know about IR.

True or False...
Interventional Radiology is a specialty of Radiology in which procedures are intentionally maximally invasive in order to facilitate patient comfort.
True False
 
Interventional Radiologists use images to guide their work.
True False
 
If an IR doctor is "board certified", they have passed medical specialty exams in their area.
True False
 
Interventional Radiology procedures are always done for treatment purposes.
True False
 
Interventional Radiologists never work with bone and skeleton issues.
True False
 
The risks of having the same problem treated with open surgery and with Interventional Radiology are approximately the same.
True False
 
For the safety and comfort of the patient, general anesthesia is usually required for an IR procedure.
True False
 
Interventional Radiologists perform procedures with minute instruments through tiny incisions.
True False
 
Small tubes called catheters, stents that look and act like finger traps, and balloons are all common tools of IR doctors.
True False
 
IR doctors make incisions and then use the paths of existing blood vessels to reach their target within the body.
True False