INTERVENTION RADIOLOGY IN GERIATRIC MEDICINE
Dr. Ghanshyam Dev* and Dr. Sonali Sharma
Geriatric health care has become an intricate and multidisciplinary field. With the enhanced life expectancy; an ever demanding cohort of well informed aged patients is continuously increasing. Specifically, the role of radiology has expanded quickly in geriatric medicine and plays a particularly important role in the care of elderly patients, in whom complex symptomatology, a high prevalence of disease and comorbidity states necessitate and dictate definitive diagnostic imaging and miniscule therapeutic interventions. This article reviews and summarises the indications for and suitability of various diagnostic tests and interventional radiological procedures and further aims to notify the primary care physicians of both the available and the elected options of these available techniques.
Keywords: Geriatric health care, Radiology, Musculoskeleton disease and interventional radiology.
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