This important book fills a gap in the literature by focusing specifically on the role of interventional radiology in patients receiving palliative medicine and supportive care, a group in which the need for minimally invasive therapy is especially high. Detailed information and guidance is provided on use of the tools of interventional radiology for the purpose of problem solving in relation to a wide variety of diseases and complications. Readers will find clear explanation of the ways in which interventional radiology techniques can assist with regard to intravenous access, feeding, musculoskeletal and neurological pain relief, tumor debulking, management of bleeding and obstructions, drainages, and treatment of fistulas. Throughout, helpful tips and tricks of value in daily practice are highlighted. The book is an ideal reference on the interventional management of palliative/supportive care and the effective use of interventional radiology techniques in a multidisciplinary environment. Beyond specialists and trainees in interventional radiology, it will have broad appeal to all who deal with patients on palliative and supportive care on a day-to-day basis.
Peter L. Munk is Professor of Radiology, Orthopaedics, and Palliative Care at the University of British Columbia and Director of Musculoskeletal Radiology at the Vancouver General Hospital, Canada. Dr. Munk is a Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and a member of the International Skeletal Society. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal and is an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Radiology. Dr. Munk is the author of more than 400 published papers, 30 book chapters, and four books. His research interests center primarily on musculoskeletal tumors and musculoskeletal interventional procedures.
Suresh B. Babu is a senior consultant interventional radiologist and honorary senior clinical lecturer in Singapore. Dr. Babu, whose qualifications include MBBS, DMRD, FRCR, FRCP, EBIR, and MBA has wide and varied experience in vascular interventional radiology, nonvascular interventional radiology, and interventional oncology. He is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe(FCIRSE). Dr. Babu has also worked in Canada, India, and the United Kingdom, and his teaching experience includes a period as a clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham. His main research interests are novel therapies and clinical research. Currently, also Assistant Editor of Clinical Radiology, a journal of The Royal College of Radiologists.