Fluoroscopy and Interventional Radiology

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What you'll learn

Flouroscopy is a type of medical imaging that shows a continuous X-ray image on a monitor. During a fluoroscopy procedure, an X-ray beam is passed through the body, and the image is displayed accordingly on the monitor. The most important goal of flouroscopy is utilizing less radiation with high imaging guidance. They help in diagnosing disorders in the gastrointestinal tract, catheter insertion, and manipulation, angiograms, orthopedic surgery. read more »»

“Interventional Radiology” (IR) refers to a range of techniques which utilize the principle of radiological image guidance (X-ray fluoroscopy, ultrasound, computed tomography [CT] or magnetic resonance imaging [MRI]) to precisely target therapy. Most IR treatments are minimally invasive alternatives to open and laparoscopic (keyhole) surgery.

This theory module provides an overview of fluoroscopy, which allows real-time viewing of moving internal structures and fluids in the human body, and interventional radiology, a rapidly growing area of medicine that uses image-guided procedures to diagnose and treat patients using the least invasive techniques. Extensive information is available on fluoroscopy, diseases, and conditions where fluoroscopy is used for diagnosis or treatment, and on the risks and benefits of fluoroscopy. This is done by passing a needle through the skin and reach the target tissue, therefore called pinhole surgery. The essential skills of an interventional radiologist are in diagnostic image interpretation and the manipulation of needles and the use of fine catheter tubes and wires to navigate around the body under imaging control. Knowledge in depth about flouroscopy and interventional radiology will help in easily diagnosing a number of diseases and guides inappropriate management.

The module offers students and novice practitioners an understanding of the technology and techniques involved in these imaging modalities.

Who should attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • life science graduates

Key concepts covered include:

An overview of

  • How to ensure appropriate radiation protection for patients and personnel during fluoroscopic procedures
  • The advantages of and differences between nonionic and ionic contrast media
  • To recognize the equipment required to conduct a fluoroscopic procedure
  • To identify the differences between an interventional radiology room and a conventional fluoroscopy room
  • To identify and explore the components in a fluoroscopy unit and an interventional radiology unit, with our 3D models

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