Interventional Radiology Cases pdf
The world of interventional radiology is changing. Over the next several years , residency in interventional radiology to provide a more clinically based experience for trainees with time dedicated to critical care, surgery, and medicine. And over the past decade, the focus of many practices has shifted from peripheral vascular intervention to interventional oncology. One thing that has not changed, however, is the importance of case review and self-assessment in developing the breadth and depth of knowledge required to become a skilled interventional radiologist.
We are absolutely amazed when we look over the impressive CVs of fellow and junior attending applicants. If being a good doctor could simply be achieved by dedication, research, and community service, they would all be outstanding at the start. But the fact is that experience counts—and as it turns out, it counts for quite a lot. Experience can be gained in many ways. Being directly involved in the workup, case, and follow-up management is the best way to learn. Doing cases alone, however, is not enough.
Knowledge can be supplemented with lectures, conferences, and ongoing review of cases, and particularly unknown cases. This Interventional Radiology Cases pdf book is written with that in mind. The cases that follow are presented as unknowns, some with direct questions posed to the reader and many without. It is our intention that this book will be used in different ways by readers at different levels.
The structure of each case—images and short clinical history on one page and detailed annotated images, teaching points, and management outlined on the following page(s)—allows it to be used by residents early in their training, and they will benefit by using it as a complement to a more thorough text and as a quick reference for upcoming cases. More advanced residents and fellows will use it as an opportunity for self-assessment and to supplement their knowledge. Practicing radiologists can keep it handy to use as a quick refresher for cases they do infrequently, such as adrenal vein sampling.
Of course, the experience of studying these cases is not intended to substitute for hands-on experience. Unlike other casebooks, the focus is on radiographic findings and diagnosis; we have key teaching points and management
issues that are so critical in taking good care of patients. Interventional radiologists today are active clinicians, no longer proceduralists, with many seeing patients in clinic and with hospital admitting privileges.