About IR procedures and tests(Single)

Who are interventional radiologists? ; Ken U. Ekechukwu, MD, MPH, FACP.

Who are interventional radiologists? First, let me explain who interventional  radiologists are not: they are not surgeons, radiation oncologists, cardiologists, oncologists, gastroenterologists, internists, and so on. They are physicians, who, like other physicians, went through the rigorous paths of qualification to bear the “MD” appelation. They then went through additional residency training that required 1 year of […]

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Preparing patients for interventional radiological procedures. Ken U. Ekechukwu, MD, MPH, FACP.

Most interventional radiological (IR) procedures are safe and help patients immensely, but sometimes they are associated with complications. Some complications are inherent to the nature of a procedure, while others are not and are preventable by taking some precautions before, during, and after a procedure.  Here, I offer general guidelines to physicians and patients on […]

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