Traditionally arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) were placed surgically, but with the advent of devices such as the WavelinQ and Ellipsys, percutaneous options now exist. The implication of percutaneous AVF placement for patients is prolonged fistula placement, and reduced complications.
Carl Arrhenius was indulging his interest in gunpowder in search of new combustible elements near a mine. He noticed a most unusual band of dark, heavy metal running in the rock. Little did the lieutenant know that his discovery would later serve as the foundation of one of the most fashionable and fascinating procedures in Interventional Radiology.
Challenging the Zeitgeist of Stereotactic Surgical Oncology: The Past, Present, and Future of Percutaneous Tumor Ablation Therapy
As cross-sectional imaging became widely available in the 1970s, so did the ability to precisely-target visceral tumors in a percutaneous approach with ablative therapies.
Interventional Radiology has been at the forefront of medicine by integrating cutting-edge technology into its scope of practice. The sheer utility that these display technologies can provide are appealing on many levels in training, education, procedure planning and perioperative management, and symptom control.
Dr. Fabian M. Laage Gaupp Please tell us more about yourself and your medical training in Germany? I spent my childhood from kindergarten to medical school in Munich. In Germany, you go to school for up to 13 years and finish high school to be eligible to go to university. Read more…
This is the story of an inventor who built a lead shield that hangs from overhead. It is a story of someone working with limited resources and little help, motivated by necessity, and achieving unconventional success. And it all started in the interventional suite when Dr. Chet Rees developed back pain.