Interventional radiology has seen a dramatic increase in the number of minimally invasive therapies performed. Interventional radiology treatments now play a major role in many disease processes and continues to grow with new procedures added to the armamentarium of the interventional radiologist, almost on a yearly basis. There are many textbooks which are disease specific, which incorporate interventional radiology techniques. These books are important to understand the natural history, epidemiology, pathophysiology and diagnosis of disease processes. However, a detailed handbook that describes the technique of performing the various interventional radiology procedures is a useful addition to have in the Cath Lab, where information can be accessed easily before, during or even after a case.
These technique specific books will be primarily of benefit to those in training in general radiology and more specifically for Fellows who are training in interventional radiology and who may be taking subspeciality certificate examinations in interventional radiology. In addition, these books will be of help to most practicing interventional radiologists, be they be in academic or private practice. These are the type of books that can be left in the interventional lab and will be of benefit to ancillary staff, such as technicians/radiographers or nurses who are specialising in the care of patients referred to interventional radiology.
Written for: Trainees in general radiology, along with fellows and residents specialising in interventional radiologyTable of contents
Clinical Features.- Diagnostic Evaluation (Clinical, Laboratory, Imaging).-Indications/Contraindications.- Relevant Anatomy (Normal Anatomy, Aberrant Anatomy).-Equipment.- Medication (Sedoanalgesia, Vasodilators, Anticoagulation).-Procedure (Access, Angiography, Assessing the Lesion).- Location.- Angiographic appearance.- Choosing an embolic agent.- Forming a treatment plan.- Performing the embolisation.- Endpoint for embolisation (Immediate Post procedure care, Long term follow-up).- Results.- Alternative Therapies.- Complications (How to avoid, How to treat).- Key points for success.- Suggested reading