Changing the direction of radiology from diagnosis to treatment
Interventional radiology (IR) is a subspecialty that uses imaging techniques to diagnose and treat numerous diseases and conditions. These non-surgical and targeted procedures are less invasive and pose fewer risks than open surgical procedures. Recovery is generally quicker too.
Established in 1987, our interventional radiology section is one the largest and most comprehensive IR services in the nation. Approximately 40,000 IR procedures are performed each year. Our interventional radiologists are board-certified in diagnostic radiology with additional expertise in vascular and interventional radiology. They diagnose and treat malfunctions in most of the body's systems including blood vessels, liver, kidneys, lungs, stomach and intestines.
Congratulations to Daniel Picus, MD, an SIR 2019 Gold Medal Recipient
The Gold Medal, the Society of Interventional Radiology's highest honor, is awarded not only for extraordinary service to SIR but to those who have ensured the future of interventional radiology by advancing the quality of medicine and patient care.
Daniel Picus, MD, FSIR, FACR, is a professor of radiology and surgery at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Picus, who is also senior vice chair for special projects, has a current interest in coding and reimbursement. He is a member of the American Medical Association’s Current Procedural Terminology (AMA CPT) Editorial Panel, previously served on the AMA CPT Assistant Editorial Board, and serves as the American College of Radiology’s CPT advisor. View full bio on SIR website.