In this Issue
Examining what we know–and what we don't–about the risks associated with image-guided intervention.
Guest Medical Editor’s Page
By John A. Kaufman, MD, MS
An overview of key radiation dosimetric quantities and terms.
By Robert G. Dixon, MD, FSIR, and Kent M. Ogden, PhD, DABR
The ultimate goal of radiation protection in fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures is optimizing the administered radiation dose.
By Gabriel Bartal, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR; Eliseo Vañó, PhD; Graciano Paulo, PhD; and Ariel Roguin, MD, PhD
Possible measures to reduce radiation exposure in the cath lab.
By Ariel Roguin, MD, PhD, and Gabriel Bartal, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR
Weighing the available evidence on dosimetry, epidemiologic data, and cellular and vascular effects to evaluate risk.
By Rebecca M. Marsh, PhD, and Michael Silosky, MS
Data show that practicing while pregnant is safe, and common sense techniques will help keep it that way.
By Christine Ghatan, MD, and Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR
An analysis of risk and the appropriate preventive measures.
By Kevin Seals, MD; Harry Trieu, BS; Stephen Kee, MD; and Edward Wolfgang Lee, MD, PhD
Best practices to optimize radiation protection.
By Graciano Paulo, PhD; Gabriel Bartal, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR; and Eliseo Vañó, PhD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Philips Volcano
A panel shares insights into using office-based labs to plan for the future.
With R. Stephan Kiesz, MD, FACC, FESC, FSCAI; James F. McGuckin Jr, MD; and Paul J. Gagne, MD, FACS, RVT
By Jeffrey Wang, MD
By Nicholas J. Petruzzi, MD; Lori Richwine, DO; Rajesh Patel, MD; and Michael Schmidling, MD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Spectranetics Corporation
Targeting ISR, chronic total occlusions, and heavy thrombus burden with laser atherectomy.
By Ehrin J. Armstrong, MD, MSc
Developing a minimum core dataset for total product life cycle device evaluation across multiple data sources: a step toward establishing a National Evaluation System for Health Technology for peripheral intervention devices.
By Jose Pablo Morales, MD; Jack Cronenwett, MD; and Robert Thatcher, MBA; on behalf of the RAPID Project Collaborators
CODING & REIMBURSEMENT
Understanding the new system and adapting your practice for reporting and documentation.
By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR
Dr. Mack discusses the recent SNIS annual meeting and the continued goals in the field of neurointerventional stroke care.