This elective is meant to expose the student to interventional radiology
(IR) as a discipline in both veterinary and human medicine. It is spent as a 2 week block on the
Cardiology and Interventional Medicine Service, pending availability and
clinician scheduling. The objectives of
the rotation are as follows:
familiar with IR procedures in veterinary and human medicine, including:
vascular access, tracheal stenting, urethral stenting, ureteral stenting (open,
endoscopic, and percutaneous), nasopharyngeal stenting, etc.
an understanding of the equipment used in interventional procedures.
expertise in the diagnosis, therapy and post-operative management of animals
treated by interventional radiology.
student will be required to assist the interventionalist during case
consultation, case work-up, IR procedures, and post-operative management.
rotation requires the student to perform a literature review of pertinent
topics in IR, involving a literature search and scheduled journal club time
throughout the block.
not guaranteed, an attempt will be made to provide the student 1-2 days of
shadowing with a human interventional radiologist/cardiologist to provide
comparative perspective on the use of IR in medicine.
Supervisor: Brian A Scansen DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
commitment: 6-10 hrs/day, 5-7 days/wk
L. Tharp Street