Speaker: Dr. Michael Ginsburg – Interventional Radiology– Froedtert South
Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical subspecialty that performs a range of procedures to obtain images of the inside of the body using medical imaging guidance, such as x-ray fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, or ultrasound. The interventional radiologist carefully interprets these images to diagnose injury and disease, and to perform a range of interventional medical procedures.  IR deals with many disease processes, but mainly vascular diseases due to Peripheral Vascular Disease/Peripheral Artery Disease. 1 out of 8 adults over 60 y/o have some form of PVD/PAD. Signs and Symptoms can be leg strain with walking, difficult walking, wounds on legs that won’t heal.  Also, numbness or tingling, changes in color, coolness to touch and in men, hair loss below the knee.   Dr. Ginsburg is a limb salvation specialist, meaning that many times people with severe PVD would need to amputate a limb and he is able to perform limb-saving/salvaging techniques as an alternative to amputation.