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Intervential radiology

Patrick J Troy, Edward L Salerno, Peruvamba Venkatesh
BACKGROUND: The correct interpretation of chest radiographs is an essential skill for internal medicine residents. Little formal training in radiology occurs in the graduate medical curriculum for internal medicine residents. OBJECTIVE: To assess the performance of internal medicine residents in the interpretation of chest radiographs through a 1.5-hour didactic and practical session. DESIGN: Baseline performance was assessed in the first week of a four-week rotation...
August 2006: Connecticut Medicine
Thanila A Macedo, James C Andrews, Patrick S Kamath
To evaluate the results of percutaneous management of ectopic varices, a retrospective review was carried out of 14 patients (9 men, 5 women; mean age 58 years) who between 1992 and 2001 underwent interventional radiological techniques for management of bleeding ectopic varices. A history of prior abdominal surgery was present in 12 of 14 patients. The interval between the surgery and percutaneous intervention ranged from 2 to 38 years. Transhepatic portal venography confirmed ectopic varices to be the source of portal hypertension-related gastrointestinal bleeding...
March 2005: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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