An Interventional Radiology Odyssey

The Story of My Life and Work

  • Josef Rösch

Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Josef Rösch
    Pages 1-1
  3. Josef Rösch
    Pages 3-5
  4. Josef Rösch
    Pages 7-8
  5. Josef Rösch
    Pages 9-10
  6. Josef Rösch
    Pages 17-20
  7. Josef Rösch
    Pages 27-32
  8. Josef Rösch
    Pages 33-59
  9. Josef Rösch
    Pages 101-101
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 103-104

About this book


In this autobiography, Josef Rösch, a leading pioneer in interventional radiology from its inception to the present, documents his life and discusses important aspects of his work, focusing especially on those procedures that he developed or improved and that were popularized by his lectures and publications. In Prague, Dr. Rösch worked on splenoportography and visceral angiography, while in the United States he developed the transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and introduced embolization for treatment of GI bleeding and expandable metallic stenting of obstructions of major veins and the esophagus. In addition, he contributed to the improvement of coronary angiography and fallopian tube catheterization. The book also describes the author’s role as the lead person in establishing the Dotter Interventional Institute in 1990. The Institute was the first freestanding, independent interventional radiology unit to deal with education, research, and patient care. Dr. Rösch’s organization of scientific meetings and his early use of techniques for live internet broadcasting are described, and the book concludes by summarizing the multiple honors and awards that he received in recognition of his achievements.


Interventional Radiology Innovation Diagnostic Visceral Angiography Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt TIPS Embolization for GI Haemorrhage Fallopian Tube Catheterization Dotter Interventional Institute Coronary Angiography GI Bleeding Embolization Transjugular Liver Biopsy Dotter Research Laboratory Cryodynamic Hand Angiography

Authors and affiliations

  • Josef Rösch
    • 1
  1. 1.Dotter Interventional InstituteOregon Health & Science UniversityPortlandUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33818-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33819-4
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