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THE membership of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Standards of Practice Committee represents experts in a broad spectrum of interventional procedures from the private and academic sectors of medicine. Generally, Standards of Practice Committee members dedicate the vast majority of their professional time to performing interventional(More)
Ultrasound-guided compression repair (UGCR) of catheterization-related femoral artery injuries was evaluated as a possible new imaging-guided interventional procedure. Thirty-nine femoral artery injuries (35 pseudoaneurysms, four arteriovenous fistulas) were detected with color Doppler flow imaging in patients with enlarging groin hematomas and/or groin(More)
Pulsed-spray pharmacomechanical thrombolysis was used to treat 41 patients with 47 complete thrombotic occlusions of hemodialysis grafts (n = 29), arterial bypass grafts (n = 10), or peripheral native arteries (n = 8). The procedure involves the use of small pulses of highly concentrated urokinase, which are forcefully sprayed throughout the thrombus during(More)
John E. Aruny, MD, Curtis A. Lewis, MD, John F. Cardella, MD, Patricia E. Cole, PhD, MD, Andrew Davis, MD, Alain T. Drooz, MD, Clement J. Grassi, MD, Richard J. Gray, MD, James W. Husted, MD, Michael Todd Jones, MD, Timothy C. McCowan, MD, Steven G. Meranze, MD, A. Van Moore, MD, Calvin D. Neithamer, MD, Steven B. Oglevie, MD, Reed A. Omary, MD, Nilesh H.(More)
The results of pharmacomechanical thrombolysis and angioplasty of 121 thrombosed hemodialysis grafts were reviewed. The initial pharmacomechanical method (used in 65 cases) employed clot maceration with hook-shaped catheters and clot lacing with highly concentrated urokinase. The current technique (used in 56 cases) consisted of pulsed-spray injection of(More)
PURPOSE To determine the cause of symptoms and efficacy of transcatheter therapy in a series of patients with dialysis grafts and hand pain referred for arteriography. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirteen patients with 14 hemodialysis grafts underwent arteriography for possible hand ischemia. The sites of proximal graft anastomosis were the distal radial artery(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the usefulness of information provided by three-dimensional ultrasound (3D US) and to determine whether 3D US decreased the number of passes required to obtain portal vein (PV) access during creation of transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunts (TIPS). MATERIALS AND METHODS Intermittent 3D US volume acquisitions were obtained(More)
PREAMBLE THE membership of the Society of In-terventional Radiology (SIR) Standards of Practice Committee represents experts in a broad spectrum of interven-tional procedures from both the private and academic sectors of medicine. Generally Standards of Practice Committee members dedicate the vast majority of their professional time to performing(More)