Hi, my name is Gerry Osullivan I am an Interventional Radiologist, but I’m also a medical doctor; more importantly I’m a human being and I have been a patient a few times.
IRs must remember that they are first and foremost doctors, they need other doctors to be aware of this and they need the patients to be aware of this!!
This is a practical guide on how to achieve this!!
Interventional Radiology is a very important aspect of medicine and growing fast regarding different techniques and new applications. Nevertheless still the vast majority of patients and even doctors do not know who we are and what we do. Find out what could be the reason and how we could change that.
There is currently a severe shortage of IRs in sub-Saharan Africa, leaving one billion people without access to many essential and life-saving procedures. A new training model is addressing this urgent need by training IR physicians, nurses, and technologists in Tanzania with monthly visiting teams. Find out how to get involved and help make IR available to more patients around the world.
As IR continues to expand in its scope and complexity of procedures, it is important to improve and maintain high quality patient care. CIRSE Standards of Practice documents can assist its members by providing contemporaneous and evidence-based reference on topics relevant to a wide-range of IR practice. Find out more about SOP documents from Dr Chun.
There is marked heterogeneity in IR training and practice in the Middle East/North Africa region, and Egypt is not an exception. Despite the well-established IR practice in Egypt; training pathways are still inconsistent and remarkably variable among different institutions.
While the field of prostate artery embolization was focused on tuning of the techniques and patient characteristics for an improved outcome in patients with BPH, introduction of prostate artery radioembolization for prostate cancer suddenly opened a new door to the world of PAE with a lot of question to answers.
In this blog, Dr. Nezami will briefly review evolution of prostate artery embolization.