OSU CVM Interventional Radiology Elective

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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:

  1. Become 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.
  2. Acquire an understanding of the equipment used in interventional procedures.
  3. Gain expertise in the diagnosis, therapy and post-operative management of animals treated by interventional radiology.


  1. The student will be required to assist the interventionalist during case consultation, case work-up, IR procedures, and post-operative management.
  2. The 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.
  3. Although 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)

                      Email: Brian [dot] Scansen [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu

                      Phone: 614.247.6715

Time commitment: 6-10 hrs/day, 5-7 days/wk


The Ohio State University

Veterinary Medical Center

601 Vernon L. Tharp Street

Columbus, OH 43210

Updated: 01/19/12