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Demystifying Interventional Radiology

A Guide for Medical Students

  • Sriharsha Athreya

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Prasaanthan Gopee-Ramanan, Sandra Reis
      Pages 7-8
    3. Prasaanthan Gopee-Ramanan, Sandra Reis
      Pages 9-13
    4. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 21-32
    5. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 33-37
  3. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 41-50
    3. Jason Martin
      Pages 51-55
    4. Jason Martin
      Pages 57-60
    5. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 61-78
  4. Common Interventional Radiology Procedures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 79-79
    2. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 81-97
    3. Prasaanthan Gopee-Ramanan
      Pages 99-106
    4. Prasaanthan Gopee-Ramanan
      Pages 107-114
    5. Prasaanthan Gopee-Ramanan
      Pages 115-125
    6. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 127-139
    7. Lazar Milovanovic
      Pages 141-162

About this book


This book is a concise introduction to the interventional radiology field and is designed to help medical students and residents understand the fundamental concepts related to image-guided interventional procedures and determine the appropriate use of imaging modalities in the treatment of various disorders. It covers the history of interventional radiology; radiation safety; equipment; medications; and techniques such as biopsy and drainage, vascular access, embolization, and tumor ablation. The book also describes the indications, patient preparation, post-procedure care, and complications for the most common interventional radiology procedures.  



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Editors and affiliations

  • Sriharsha Athreya
    • 1
  1. 1.Associate Professor, Faculty of Health SciencesMcMaster UniversityHamiltonCanada

About the editors

Sriharsha Athreya, MS, FRCS, FRCR, Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada; Lead Interventional Radiologist, Diagnostic Imaging, St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton, Hamilton, ON, Canada

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Demystifying Interventional Radiology
  • Book Subtitle A Guide for Medical Students
  • Editors Sriharsha Athreya
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-17237-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-17238-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 192
  • Number of Illustrations 33 b/w illustrations, 14 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Interventional Radiology
    Vascular Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“This is a good primer on interventional radiology for medical students, designed for easy consumption. It will prove helpful to those considering going into the field, while also providing guidance for those going into different fields as to when to call on an interventional radiologist.” (Nikhil Madhuripan, Doody's Book Reviews, February, 2016)

“This compact paperback aims to cover all the major aspects of IR and is written by five Canadian radiologists. … the book can be recommended as a useful introduction to IR and should also find a place in the radiology departments  as an overview of current IR practice.” ( Dr. Nicholas Reading, RAD Magazine, June, 2016)