In the mid 1900’s, doctors diagnosed many diseases by injecting special dye into the blood vessels and taking moving x-rays. Most patients went on to have surgery, as there were no alternatives. Then, one day, Dr. Charles Dotter (an Interventional Radiologist) had a very big idea…and it changed everything. Dotter had the radical notion that he could do more than just see the problem…once inside the body, he could fix it. And in 1964, he did just that. This was the beginning of a revolution in medicine towards treating disease with Minimally-Invasive, Image-guided (MIIP) approaches ..... Without a Scalpel. Today, MIIP offers an alternative to surgery to treat a wide range of diseases including cancer, stroke, aneurysms, blocked vessels, infections, infertility and other Women's Health conditions, pediatric diseases, and trauma. To learn more about MIIP, visit the Interventional Initiative at theii.org.