Interventional Radiology – Interventional radiology, historically has been subspecialty of radiology but has recently been recognized as a separate clinical entity by the ABMS. Interventional Radiology is a clinical specialty in which minimally invasive procedures are performed with image guidance typically fluoroscopy, ultrasound, or CT. Patients are seen in consultation for elective and emergent cases. Procedures include both vascular and non-vascular interventions and treat a broad spectrum of disease processes from oncology to uterine fibroids to peripheral vascular disease. A subset of interventional radiologists perform neurointerventional procedures such as carotid stinting and stroke thrombolysis. The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) website is a good resource (http://www.sirweb.org). Texts to supplement your rotation include Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures (Kandarpa), The Teaching Files: Interventional (Burke), and Image-Guided Interventions (Mauro).
The interventional radiology work area is located off the Amory elevators to the right on L2 (see BWH Pike map). Rounds begin at 730am in the L2 conference room and cases follow. In order to enter the procedure rooms you will need to wear scrubs. These may be obtained from the contact person or the OR.