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Angiography & Interventional Radiology

Elective Number: 2905 (OASIS E74e)

Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Daniel Sheeran

Coordinator: Sandy Kerns (sk9ef@virginia.edu); 924-9484

Duration: Maximum 4 weeks, Minimum 2 weeks

Available: All Rotations

Time to Report: 8:00 am

Place to Report: Room 1832 - Residency/Student Elective Office

Typical day: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.

  • Anyone who is ill or has a personal or family emergency must contact Student Affairs and the Attending on Service.
  • Students are allowed to take off up to 1 day per week to interview between November 1 and February 1.
    • Specific days missed must be approved by the Attending on Service.

Number of students per rotation: 2

Course Description: Students will be involved in the diagnosis, management and treatment of patients referred to the Interventional Radiology service. Students will participate in interventional procedures, film interpretation, consultations and daily rounds.


  • obtain understanding of indications and contraindications for common interventional procedures, including: lower extremity arteriography, renal angiography, chemo embolization, venous access procedures, TIPS and others;
  • gain knowledge of arterial and venous anatomy important to interventional radiology;
  • know how to perform pre-procedure evaluations for most common procedures;
  • know indications and contra-indications to common procedures;
  • learn to perform basic vascular access procedures under direct supervision of an angiography attending (4 week rotation only);
  • participate in the post-procedure management issues on daily rounds.


  • observe and assist in a wide variety of procedures;
  • attend vascular and interventional conferences;
  • prepare and present a case observed during the rotation (4 week rotation only);
  • recite indications for common procedures;
  • experience pre-procedure evaluations and post-procedure rounding.

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