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Interventional Radiology for Medical Students

  • Hong Kuan Kok
  • Elizabeth Ryan
  • Hamed Asadi
  • Michael Lee


  • The information is easily accessible through a series of step-by-step bullet points

  • Each chapter contains key points and a dedicated section to 'take home' messages to provide the reader with a useful summary

  • Clinical cases are used to illustrate an interventional radiology techniques


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Mark Sheehan, Michael Lee
    Pages 1-4
  3. Mark Sheehan, Hong Kuan Kok, Michael Lee
    Pages 5-14
  4. Gareth Kiernan, Hong Kuan Kok
    Pages 15-22
  5. Hong Kuan Kok, Mark F. Given
    Pages 31-37
  6. Hong Kuan Kok, Mark F. Given
    Pages 39-46
  7. Elizabeth Ryan, Mark F. Given
    Pages 47-52
  8. Michael Lee
    Pages 61-66
  9. Elizabeth Ryan
    Pages 89-100
  10. Timothy Murray, Michael Lee
    Pages 101-109
  11. Damien O’Neill, Hamed Asadi
    Pages 111-117
  12. Damien O’Neill, Hamed Asadi
    Pages 119-127
  13. Elizabeth Ryan
    Pages 129-133
  14. Elizabeth Ryan
    Pages 135-140

About this book


This book provides easily accessible technique specific information on interventional radiology (IR) procedures at a basic level for medical students and junior doctors. It covers subject topics in both vascular and non-vascular interventional radiology appropriate for a non-specialist audience. Case based contents help to introduce IR techniques and demonstrate the role of minimally invasive therapy in the overall clinical management. Pre and post-procedural patient assessments are also included in the chapters to enhance patient safety and early detection of complications.

Interventional Radiology treatments now play a major role in many disease processes and continues to grow with new procedures added to the armamentarium of the interventional radiologist, almost on a yearly basis.  Interventional radiology because of its pivotal role in medical care, requires its own teaching curriculum. 

Recognising this, the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) devised an undergraduate curriculum in IR, specifically designed for teaching medical students.

This book will be primarily of benefit to medical students.  In addition, it will also be of help to non-radiology junior hospital doctors and general practitioners.


Image Guided Biopsies Embolization Procedures Stroke Interventions Peripheral Vascular Disease Endovascular Treatments Radiaton Oncology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hong Kuan Kok
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Ryan
    • 2
  • Hamed Asadi
    • 3
  • Michael Lee
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyBeaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of RadiologyBeaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland
  3. 3.Interventional Neuroradiology ServiceAustin HealthMelbourneAustralia
  4. 4.Department of RadiologyBeaumont Hospital and Royal College of Surgeons in IrelandDublinIreland

About the editors

Michael Lee, MD is Professor of Radiology and Consultant Radiologist in the Department of Radiology at Beaumont Hospital and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Professor Lee has a founding member and the first President of the Irish Society of Interventional Radiology. Since then he has held posts as President of the International Society of Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Radiology, as well as the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interventional Radiology for Medical Students
  • Editors Hong Kuan Kok
    Elizabeth Ryan
    Hamed Asadi
    Michael Lee
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53852-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85257-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53853-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 181
  • Number of Illustrations 30 b/w illustrations, 30 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Interventional Radiology
    Vascular Surgery
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology


“This text has much to recommend it as a good reference and as a readable, relevant procedural text in a very aesthetic package. The sections on the clinical and technical aspects are particularly useful for the practising junior interventional radiologist. I hope it shall encourage more juniors to realise the magic of IR from early on in their career.” (RAD Magazine, October 29, 2018)