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Few Useful Interventional Radiology Websites

Clinical Practice Guidelines Handbook at http://www.practiceguidelines.org is an online book from the Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology that "attempts to define practice principles that generally should assist in producing high quality medical care". The handbook contains Quality Improvement Documents, Consensus Documents, Credentialing Statements, Policy and Position Statements (such as Guidelines regarding HIV and other blood borne pathogens in vascular/interventional radiology), Technology assessment documents and Standards from outside organizations.

2. The Journal of Endovascular Therapy
is accessible at http://www.jevt.org/ . Formerly called as Journal of Endovascular Surgery, this online journal has free access to full-text articles. A useful index of archives is also available.

Endovascular Therapy Of Cerebral Aneurysms at http://www.miit.com/99/dion_ec.htm is a review article written by JE. Dion, from the Emory University. The material is comprehensive and covers a variety of issues including techniques, results & complications.

4. Endovascular Stenting for Carotid Bifurcation Stenosis is a feature on Carotid angioplasty and stenting by G Cheung et al from the Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Canada. The site, which is available at http://www.sunnybrook.utoronto.ca/~medimg/carotid_stent/stent2.html has stuff on management of risk factors, complications of carotid endarterectomy etc. In addition, there are updates on carotid endarterectomy in the treatment of asymptomatic and sympathetic carotid stenosis.

5. Interventional Musculoskeletal Procedures
is accessible at
http://www-ulpmed.u-strasbg.fr/irws/index.html . A. Gangi et al from the Strasbourg, Université at France has authored this multimedia tutorial. Similarly, Tips And Tricks In Vertebroplasty is also available. http://www.haguenau-radiologie.com/girws/index.html

6. Peripheral Vascular Disease is a three-article symposium coordinated by JL Vacek, accessible at http://www.postgradmed.com/issues/1999/09_99/symp_int.htm The symposium features "What's new in evaluation and treatment", Catheter-based methods for managing peripheral vascular disease, and Current trends in peripheral vascular surgery

7. Chronic Critical Limb Ischemia Diagnosis, Treatment and Prognosis
is a feature article available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/990401ap/1899.html The material deals with critical limb ischemia, rest pain, objective hemodynamic parameters, interventions and bypass grafts Similarly an article on deep venous thrombosis is accessible from the American Association of Family Physicians. Titled Diagnostic Imaging of Lower Limb Deep Venous Thrombosis , this article is authored by TJ Barloon et al from the University of Iowa College of Medicine at Iowa and is available at http://www.aafp.org/afp/970901ap/thrombosis.html

8. Uterine Fibroid Embolization
at http://www.aafp.org/afp/20000615/3601.html is a feature article authored by SJ Smith, LaGrange Memorial Hospital, Illinois. The article highlights the indications, procedural steps and advantages of Uterine fibroid embolisation. An useful set of links mapping related material on uterine fibroid embolization is available at http://www.uterinefibroids.com/c_uae.htm#Links

Radquiz Vascular Radiology Cases at http://www.radquiz.com/vascular.Teaching.htm is an online assemblage of interventional and vascular radiology cases hyperlinked from classic teaching files from websites such as UHRAD, AJR, UAB trauma cases and UAB vascular teaching cases.

10. Interventional rounds at http://www.mirs.org/interv.htm is particularly interesting with a list of cases ranging from Insertion of Central venous access ports in interventional radiology and Percutaneous vertebroplasty to Percutaneous closure of a patent ductus arteriosus


There are numerous online teaching files in Interventional Radiology. Among them a few salient sites include Interventional Radiology Teaching File at http://rpiwww.mdacc.tmc.edu/di/irtf.html which hosts cases by regions including chest, GIT, gynecological, head & neck, musculoskeletal and urology, Angiography and Interventional Modules at http://www.t2star.com/angio.html and UNC Cardiovascular Radiology Teaching File at http://sunsite.unc.edu/jksmith/UNC-Radiology-Webserver/CVInterventional.html

When it comes to the issue of links, an ingenious sets of Interventional Radiology links are available at SCVIR Links at http://www.scvir.org/irlinks.htm and Vascular Technology Links at http://uhwww.unm.edu/uh/diag/v_link.shtml

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