Interventional radiology is a medical sub-specialty of radiology
which uses minimally invasive image-guided procedures to diagnose,
treat and palliate diseases in nearly every organ system. The
interventional radiology department at the Manchester Royal
Infirmary consists of 3 dedicated x-ray rooms and a recovery
The department sees approximately 5,750 patients each year.
In addition, MRI boasts a hybrid suite which consists of state
of the art interventional x-ray equipment in theatre conditions.
This facilitates complex endovascular procedures which are
undertaken by a combination of interventional radiologists and
Procedures Done in the Department
Angiography / Angioplasty and stenting (Peripheral)
Fistulagram / fistulaplasty
IVC filter insertion / removal
Line / Portocath Insertion
Trans jugular liver biopsy
Transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS)
Biliary drainage and stenting
Gastrostomy (radiologically inserted)
Tunnelled Dialysis Cathete
Patient information leaflets are also available with advice on
discharge following an agiogram/ angioplasty and advice on
discharge following sedation. Paper copies of all our leaflets can
be found at the radiology main reception desk.
Photograph of the Equipment
Referrals should be made via ICE. Please ensure all relevant
information is included on the referral. Complex cases should be
discussed with a consultant radiologist. All requests will be
vetted by a consultant radiologist to ensure the most appropriate
procedure is carried out.
Relatives and Escorts
Due to the use of ionising radiation and the nature of the work
in interventional radiology, relatives are not permitted in the
procedure rooms or the recovery area. Relatives should remain on
Staff members acting as escorts may be permitted to enter the
procedure room under certain circumstances. This should be agreed
with the interventional radiology staff before the procedure.
We are located on the in Department of Clinical Radiology at the
MRI, Ground Floor, Purple Zone.
Core hours are 8.30 am - 17:00pm, Monday - Friday
0161 276 8588
We provide a 24 hour, non residential, consultant led vascular
radiology on-call service. The consultant is available via MRI
switchboard. Non vascular interventional out of hours cases should
be referred to the general radiology consultant on call.
The unit is staffed by a multi disciplinary team of
radiologists, radiographers and nurses.
The superintendent radiographer and lead nurse are available on
0161 276 8588.