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OSU CVM Interventional Radiology Elective
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This elective is meant to expose the student to interventional radiology (IR) as a discipline in both veterinary and human medicine. It is spent as a 2 week block on the Cardiology and Interventional Medicine Service, pending availability and clinician scheduling. The objectives of the rotation are as follows:
- Become familiar with IR procedures in veterinary and human medicine, including: vascular access, tracheal stenting, urethral stenting, ureteral stenting (open, endoscopic, and percutaneous), nasopharyngeal stenting, etc.
- Acquire an understanding of the equipment used in interventional procedures.
- Gain expertise in the diagnosis, therapy and post-operative management of animals treated by interventional radiology.
- The student will be required to assist the interventionalist during case consultation, case work-up, IR procedures, and post-operative management.
- The rotation requires the student to perform a literature review of pertinent topics in IR, involving a literature search and scheduled journal club time throughout the block.
- Although not guaranteed, an attempt will be made to provide the student 1-2 days of shadowing with a human interventional radiologist/cardiologist to provide comparative perspective on the use of IR in medicine.
Supervisor: Brian A Scansen DVM, MS, DACVIM (Cardiology)
Email: Brian [dot] Scansen [at] cvm [dot] osu [dot] edu
Time commitment: 6-10 hrs/day, 5-7 days/wk
The Ohio State University
Veterinary Medical Center
601 Vernon L. Tharp Street
Columbus, OH 43210