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Interventional radiology resources cover peripheral arterial disease

FAIRFAX, Va.The Society of Interventional Radiology offers numerous resources just in time for September's national peripheral arterial disease (or PAD) awareness month. As recent medical studies continue to highlight the seriousness of PAD, these resources are welcome additions to libraries for interventional radiologists and primary care physicians who want to learn more about minimally invasive treatments for this disease that affects an estimated 10 million people in the United States.

New for this year is "Aortic Diseases: Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas"(Stuart J. Hutchison, 2009, hardcover, 374 pages, includes DVD). This title in the brand-new Clinical Diagnostic Imaging Atlas Series offers authoritative guidance from a well-known cardiologist and imaging expert about when and how to perform the latest diagnostic imaging tests, interpret the results and effectively treat the emergency. Included are detailed discussions of hot topics, full-color illustrations and a DVD of procedural videos, animation and downloadable image libraries. SIR member, $169; nonmember, $185.

Patient information brochures, which are useful for interventional radiologists, primary care physicians, other health care professionals and laypersons, give a better understanding of interventional radiology treatments. PAD-related titles include "What You Should Know About Peripheral Arterial Disease," "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA)," "Angiography" (English and Spanish versions), "Angioplasty," "Stent Placement" and "What Is Interventional Radiology?" SIR member, $50 (100 brochures); nonmember, $100 (100 brochures).

Additional resources available at SIR Web site are listed below.

"Peripheral Vascular Interventions" (Krishna Kandarpa, 2007, hardbound, 720 pages, 1,146 illustrations): This comprehensive clinical reference describes the full range of endovascular interventions currently used for peripheral vascular problems. SIR member, $189; nonmember, $210.

"Image-guided Intervention: 2-Volume Set" (Matthew A. Mauro, Kieran Murphy, Kenneth Thomson, Anthony Venbrux and Christoph L. Zollikofer, 2008, hardcover, 1,928 pages): An international group of experts brings an exhaustive full-color, two-volume reference on every aspect of vascular and nonvascular interventions. Included are more than 1,600 examples of cutting-edge modalities such as MR, multislice CT, CT angiography and ultrasonography. SIR member, $339; nonmember, $370.

"Atlas of Vascular Anatomy: An Angiographic Approach" (Renan Uflacker, second edition, 2006, hardbound, 928 pages, 829 illustrations): This book, which presents the complete anatomy of the arteries, veins and lymphatic system by body region, includes full-color drawings that are correlated with angiographic images to guide evaluation and management of vascular disease and performance of endovascular procedures. SIR member, $249; nonmember, $275.

"Cardiovascular Haemodynamics and Doppler Waveforms Explained" (Crispian Oates, 2008, paperback, 192 pages): This book provides the necessary understanding of the physical principles of blood flow in the body to produce clear and diagnostically secure scans. SIR member, $55; nonmember, $60.

"Vascular and Interventional Radiology" (Karim Valji, second edition, 2006, hardcover, 640 pages, 1,000 illustrations): This edition provides a thorough introduction to vascular and interventional radiology with a detailed review of the full spectrum of vascular and nonvascular diagnostic and interventional procedures. SIR member, $200; nonmember, $215.

"Vascular and Interventional Radiology: The Requisites" (John A. Kaufman and Michael J. Lee, 2004, hardcover, 510 pages): Part of the definitive Requisites series, this volume offers all the essentials necessary to pass exams in radiology and practice in the field. SIR member, $102; nonmember, $115.

"CT and MR Angiography: Comprehensive Vascular Assessment" (Geoffrey D. Rubin and Neil M. Rofsky, 2008, hardbound, 1,316 pages, 2,230 illustrations): This landmark work is the first comprehensive text on vascular imaging using CT and MR and provides a balanced view of the capabilities of these modalities and practical guidelines for obtaining and interpreting images. SIR member, $269; nonmember, $295.

"Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures" (Krishna Kandarpa and John E. Aruny, third edition, 2001, softbound, 784 pages, 117 illustrations): This practical, take-along handbook features 20 new chapters and extensive updates throughout to keep pace with the rapid growth of interventional radiology and focuses on protocols and equipment. SIR member, $54.95; nonmember, $65. Also available is the "Handbook of Interventional Radiologic Procedures CD-ROM for PDA." This version covers all current procedures from venous access techniques and embolizations to stent grafts and carbon dioxide angiography, providing instant access to information on protocols and equipment; indications, complications and clinical outcomes; drugs and dosages; and noninvasive studies and laboratory values. SIR member, $59.95; nonmember, $70.


Contact: Maryann Verrillo
Society of Interventional Radiology

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