Interventional Radiology

New Interventional Radiology Suite

$1 Million Gift towards Interventional Radiology Campaign

 On October 5 2017, Lakeridge Health Foundation announced an incredibly generous $1 million donation from The Auxiliary of Lakeridge Health Oshawa. This is the largest gift that the Foundation has received towards the interventional radiology campaign.

 The Auxiliary has been one of the largest supporters of the hospital, having donated more than $12 million over the years to help with high-priority needs. There are over 300 volunteers and over 150 student volunteers that can be found in the Gift Shop, Auxiliary CafĂ©, the Cancer Centre, and many other areas of the hospital. The Foundation is thrilled to see the largest gift to this campaign come from such an important group in the Hospital. 

Watch the announcement here!

 

What is interventional radiology?

Widely unknown to the public, interventional radiology (IR) is a set of minimally-invasive procedures guided by imaging. Using tiny catheters, interventional radiologists guide instruments into the body to do complex and intricate procedures such as biopsies, shrink tumours, stop bleeding, remove infection and even spinal repair. The interventional radiology unit is one of Lakeridge Health's regional programs and the largest of its kind in Durham Region.

Interventional radiology will support nearly every area of the hospital. From women's health to cancer and critical care, our IR team is caring for patients of all ages and health issues.   

Why is it better, faster, and safer?

  • IR techniques replace many traditional 'under the knife' surgeries; procedures are less risky and are done through pinholes in the skin.  
  • Procedures are typically outpatient allowing people to leave that same day and recover in the comforts of their own home; many treatments are faster and sometimes complete in a matter of minutes
  • Shorter hospital stays and faster procedures are better for the health care system too!