With one of the highest trainee to procedure ratios in the country, trainees will have the opportunity to function under graduated supervision, including pre-procedure evaluation of patients, various vascular and nonvascular procedures, consultation with clinicians, admission to the interventional radiology service, and post-procedure follow-up care.
Trainees will be instructed in proper use of physiologic monitoring, noninvasive vascular imaging, antibiotics, narcotics, conscious sedation, and other drugs commonly used in VIR.
Examples of vascular interventional procedures include infusion therapy, catheter-directed thrombolysis, mechanical thrombofragmentation, embolotherapy, angioplasty and related percutaneous recanalization procedures for arterial and venous occlusions, stent placement, filter insertion, foreign body removal, TIPS, thoracic endografting, percutaneous fenestration for aortic dissection, and central venous access.
Examples of nonvascular procedures include percutaneous and transvenous biopsy, abscess drainage, biliary interventions (cholecystostomy, biliary drainage, stone extraction, dilation, choledochoscopy, and stenting), GI interventions (percutaneous gastrostomy, gastrojejunostomy, jejunostomy, cecostomy, and dilation), and genitourinary interventions (percutaneous nephrostomy, dilation, and stone extraction), and vertebroplasty.
Trainees are encouraged to participate in ongoing clinical and basic research projects.