The overall goal of this activity is to improve patient care by increasing learner competence in the performance of arterial embolization by providing an overview of important topics of hemorrhage. Lectures will highlight patterns of presentation with a focus on procedural techniques applicable to the patient population. A comparison of common embolic materials will also be presented.
The lectures within this course were originally presented at the SIR 2018 and 2019 annual meetings. This course is intended for interventional radiologists, in-training radiologists, nurse practitioners and physician assistants with special interest in basic embolization.
The following components are included in this course:
Pelvic Angiography and Embolization with Radiographic Correlation - Sharon W. Kwan, MD, MS, FSIR
Radial access for bleeding patients: Setting yourself up for success - Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE
Basic Embolization I: Pediatric Angiography - Eric J. Monroe, MD
Mesenteric Angiography: The Basics - Sabina Amin, MD
Gastrointestinal bleeding from tumors: Is embolization safe and/or effective? - Paul Haste, MD
Basic Embolization II (Embolic Selection) - Donna D'Souza, MD
Golzarian J, Sapoval MR, Kundu S, et al. Guidelines for Peripheral and Visceral Vascular Embolization Training. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2010;21(4):436-441. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2010.01.006.
Chehab MA, Thakor AS, Tulin-Silver S, et al. Adult and Pediatric Antibiotic Prophylaxis during Vascular and IR Procedures: A Society of Interventional Radiology Practice Parameter Update Endorsed by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe and the Canadian Association for Interventional Radiology. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2018;29(11). doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2018.06.007.
Padia SA, Geisinger MA, Newman JS, Pierce G, Obuchowski NA, Sands MJ. Effectiveness of Coil Embolization in Angiographically Detectable versus Non-detectable Sources of Upper Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2009;20(4):461-466. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2009.01.006.
Tandberg DJ, Smith TP, Suhocki PV, et al. Early Outcomes of Empiric Embolization of Tumor-related Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage in Patients with Advanced Malignancy. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 2012;23(11):1445-1452. doi:10.1016/j.jvir.2012.08.011.
On completion of this course, an attendee should be able to:
- Examine perioperative and intraoperative fundamentals of embolization.
- Assess the appropriateness of empiric embolization for gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
- Compare the application different embolic materials.
- Discuss embolization of bleeding in patients with malignancy.
Sharon W. Kwan, MD, MS, FSIR
Aaron Fischman, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE
Eric J. Monroe, MD
Sabina Amin, MD
Paul Haste, MD
Donna D'Souza, MD
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is accredited by the ACCME to provide medical education for physicians.
SIR designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program will be approved for a maximum of 2.00 self-assessment CME credits (SA-CME) by the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). SIR is awarded Deemed Status by the American Board of Radiology (ABR). The SA-CME offered within this enduring material meet the ABR’s criteria for a self-assessment toward the purpose of fulfilling requirements in the ABR Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program.