Interventional Radiology: A 50 Year Review

Major advances made in interventional radiology are described.

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Targeted CE per ARRT’s Discipline, Category, and Subcategory classification:
[Note: Discipline-specific Targeted CE credits may be less than the total Category A credits approved for this course.]

Cardiac-Interventional Radiography: 1.00
Procedures: 1.00
Diagnostic and Conduction System Studies: 0.50
Hemodynamics, Calculations, and Percutaneous Intervention: 0.50

Vascular-Interventional Radiography: 1.00
Procedures: 1.00
Vascular Diagnostic Procedures: 0.50
Vascular Interventional Procedures: 0.25
Nonvascular Procedures: 0.25


  1. Introduction
  2. Patterns of Innovation
  3. The Early Years
  4. Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  5. Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
  6. Nonvascular Interventions
  7. Perfecting Tools
  8. Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts
  9. Uterine Artery Embolization
  10. Stent Grafts
  11. Regional Cancer Therapies
  12. Summary


Upon completion of this course, students will:

  1. understand the benefit of utilizing imaging in interventional radiology
  2. list advances that helped make procedures safer and tools more durable
  3. articulate the origin of interventional radiology
  4. point out what study is used to pre-operatively identify active gastrointestinal bleeding
  5. define vasoconstrictor
  6. recognize cardiac side effects of large dose IV vasopressin
  7. know what types of bleeding angiographers treat
  8. describe puncture site complications associated with coaxial or dilating catheters
  9. identify strategies for addressing shortcomings of percutaneous transluminal angioplasty
  10. note the cause of intra-thoracic lung abscesses
  11. list tools for interventional imaging that became available in the late 20th century
  12. state the technology that is gradually replacing digital subtraction angiography
  13. understand what trans-jugular intrahepatic porto-systemic shunts are used for
  14. define Budd-Chiari syndrome
  15. describe how stent grafts became possible
  16. list the clinical uses for stent grafts