The role of interventional radiology in trauma

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Abstract

Since the development of angiography and transcatheter techniques, interventional radiology has played an important role in the management of trauma patients. The ability to treat life-threatening hemorrhage with transcatheter embolization has spared countless patients the morbidity of surgery. Advances in cross-sectional imaging and increases in understanding of which patients will best benefit from embolization promise to further refine the interventional radiologist's role. As the applications of transcatheter therapy broaden to include embolization of unstable patients with solid organ injuries and endovascular repair of major arterial injuries, the interventional radiologist must be increasingly prepared to provide prompt, efficient, and high-quality service.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-278
Number of pages9
JournalSeminars in Interventional Radiology
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2006

Keywords

  • Angiography
  • Embolization
  • Trauma

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