This comprehensive review course is designed to cover all pertinent topics relevant to the practice of Interventional Radiology. Attendees will review fundamentals and basics of IR, as well as learn about newer and emerging technologies, such as cutting-edge vascular interventions and complex interventional oncology techniques. Course content will include a mix of didactic lectures, case-based reviews, and hands-on workshops to improve the attendee’s working knowledge of current devices.
The course is suitable for practicing interventional radiologists who want to refresh and enhance their skills, as well as for newly qualified interventionalists who look to expand on their knowledge with the help of UCSF expert faculty, and to build on their prior training.
Highlights include: clinically relevant procedures and case-based sessions on peripheral artery disease diagnosis and management, highly-focused sessions on organs and disease pathologies, and in-depth discussions on the latest developments for innovative technologies.
At the completion of this course, the attendee will be able to:
1. Improve technique in arterial and venous interventions.
2. Understand the implications of interventional oncology procedures.
3. Review indications and techniques for gastrointestinal tract interventions.
4. Review indications and techniques for genitourinary tract interventions.
5. Know the benefi ts and limitations in selecting IR devices (shunts, stents, catheters, etc).
6. Correctly interpret CT, MR and US non-invasive vascular images.
7. Understand the scope of Neurointerventional and Musculoskeletal interventions.
8. Identify potential pitfalls and safety issues associated with IR procedures in order to minimize complications.
Target Audience: The IR Review course is popular with young and established Interventionalists who which to ensure that their grasp of the essentials of IR is both comprehensive and up-to-date. It is intended for radiologists actively practicing interventional radiology, and individuals desiring to review information prior to taking re-certification examinations. **
**NOTE: The course is NOT specifically designed for exam preparation. It is intended as a review of the IR sub-specialty.