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.
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.
By Isaac Levine, Ryan Morrison, Shivam Kaushik, and Deepak Iyer HISTORY: Since the 1920s, when it was first used as a treatment for arthritis and gastric ulcers, ultrasound (US) technology has come a long way1. In 1947, neurologist Dr. Karl Dussik pioneered its use as a diagnostic tool in his Read more…