What is Interventional Radiology?

Interventional radiology refers to radiologists treating disease with minimally invasive surgery. These surgeries are performed using radiologic images to guide small catheters. Because many of these procedures are safer and more cost effective, interventional radiology is replacing some traditional surgeries. 

Benefits of Interventional Radiology

Additional benefits include:

  • Less risk and pain,
  • Shorter recovery time, and
  • In some cases no hospital stay.

About the Equipment

University of Utah Health radiology offers a full range of diagnostic imaging and therapeutic services for the community. Our radiologists are subspecialty trained in both neurological and body interventions. We use the latest medical equipment to optimize care provided to our patients. This includes a biplane angiogram suite, which allows physicians to see three dimensional images while performing procedures. This results in better care and improved outcomes.


Interventional Radiology


University Hospital

Rulon Hardman, MD, PhD

Rulon Hardman, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in Interventional Radiology at the University of Utah. Dr. Hardman completed his medical training at Dartmouth Medical School. He performed his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. While in residency, he also obtained a PhD in Radiologi... Read More


Interventional Radiology, Radiology


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Ryan G. O'Hara, MD

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4.7 out of 5

Dr. O’Hara completed his medical training at the University of Washington in Seattle followed by training in diagnostic radiology at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Washington. He then travelled to Philadelphia to pursue fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Pennsylvania and obtained a certificate... Read More

Edwin A. Stevens, MD

Edwin A. "Steve" Stevens, MD is a Professor in the Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences at the University of Utah. Dr. Stevens is an interventional neuroradiologist who treats neurological diseases by endovascular and minimally invasive techniques guided by imaging. Dr. Stevens has given over 50 presentations, published over 30 articles and... Read More

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