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Interventional Radiology Services

Radiology Associates of Macon delivers exceptional interventional radiology care through VIRA, Vascular and Interventional Radiology Associates of Central Georgia.

What is VIRA?

VIRA is comprised of highly trained radiologists who subspecialize in vascular and interventional radiology. Through state-of-the-art imaging and radiologic technology, we can perform precise, noninvasive procedures for relief from health issues, like:

Why Interventional Radiology?

Interventional Radiology, also known as IR, uses radiological imaging guidance to perform minimally invasive procedures. Utilizing modalities such as fluoroscopy (a type of real-time x-ray imaging showing a continuous image of internal structures), CT, or ultrasound, small incisions are made to perform diagnostic procedures. These procedures include:

  • Biopsies that use a needle to obtain a small amount of tissue for the pathologist to examine under a microscope.
  • Therapeutic procedures, such as kyphoplasty, that use small needles to stabilize a spinal compression fracture.

Through IR, patients can receive thorough treatment without excessive anesthesia, pain, trauma, and downtime that a surgery procedure would require.

Benefits and Risks of Interventional Radiology

Our VIRA specialists provide effective, personalized solutions for various issues through minimally invasive procedures.  Utilizing special technologies and procedures, Interventional Radiologists are able to decrease pain and risks associated with surgical procedures with the benefit of a faster recovery.

  • Trusted treatment
  • No incisions
  • Minimal risk of infection
  • Fast recovery

Although there is potential for bleeding or infection, the risks associated with interventional radiology are significantly reduced compared to other treatment options.

For more information about VIRA and our interventional radiology solutions, please call 478-757-8868 or visit

How to Prepare for Your Interventional Radiology Procedure

If you have scheduled a vascular or interventional radiology screening, consultation, or procedure, you can expect quality care from start to finish.

All patients should bring their insurance cards and a photo ID to each appointment.

For Vein Consultations, Screenings, and Procedures

Wear shorts or bring a pair to your appointment. (You may be asked to change if the treatment area cannot be accessed.)

For Uterine Fibroid Embolization Consultations

Bring all relevant exam images and reports. If you do not have your reports, you may sign a release for us to obtain your records after your appointment.

For All Procedures

  • Do not eat or drink anything the day of your procedure unless you receive clearance to do so.
  • Bring someone to drive you home after your procedure.
  • You will be called the day before your appointment to receive specific instructions regarding your current medication.

VIRA of Central Georgia

Radiology Associates of Macon offers vascular and interventional radiology services in Macon at:

VIRA of Central Georgia
215 Sheraton Blvd, Suite 2
Macon, Georgia 31210


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