UCSF Interventional Radiology Review

University of California San Francisco Clinical Update (SA-CME)

Stay current with the latest advancements in interventional radiology with this comprehensive review from the experts at UCSF.
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Explore Key Topics

This CME program is a comprehensive review of significant topics in interventional radiology, and focuses on body interventions rather than neuro interventions. UCSF Interventional Radiology Review includes case-based lectures on topics like aortic aneurysms, arterial interventions, IVC filters, vascular disease classification and will help you to:

  • Become familiar with the latest interventional radiology techniques, their indications and contraindications
  • Identify the potentials and complications of new interventional radiology techniques for specific indications
  • Accurately utilize imaging techniques like CTA, MRA and non-invasive arterial assessment into your daily practice
  • Distinguish between different devices used for percutaneous ablation of liver and kidney lesions

Expand Your Skills

Available online, UCSF Interventional Radiology Review provides a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits that can be used toward the ABR's MOC Part II requirements. Access unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

  • Percutaneous Ablation: Bone - Matthew D. Bucknor, MD
  • Neuro Spine Interventions - Cynthia T. Chin, MD
  • Endovascular Repair of Aortic Aneurysms - Timothy A.M. Chuter, MD
  • Bronchial Artery Embolization - Miles B. Conrad, MD
  • Pulmonary Artery Interventions - Miles B. Conrad, MD
  • Chemoembolization - Nicholas Fidelman, MD
  • Radioembolization - Nicholas Fidelman, MD
  • Selection of Liver-Directed Therapy for HCC - Nicholas Fidelman, MD
  • Radiation Safety in IR - Robert G. Gould, ScD
  • Stroke Interventions - Steven W. Hetts, MD
  • Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty - Steven W. Hetts, MD
  • Abscess Drainage - Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD
  • Biliary Tract - Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD
  • Lymphatic Interventions - Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD
  • Portal Venous Unknowns - Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD
  • Arterial Unknowns - Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD
  • Systemic Venous Unknowns - Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD
  • Breast Interventions - Maureen P. Kohi, MD
  • Management of Uterine Fibroids - Maureen P. Kohi, MD
  • Post-partum Bleeding - Maureen P. Kohi, MD
  • Varicose Vein Management - Maureen P. Kohi, MD
  • Aortic Aneurysms - K. Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Percutaneous Ablation: Liver - K. Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Percutaneous Ablation: Lung - K. Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Systemic Venous Interventions - K. Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Venous Interventions: Unknowns - K. Pallav Kolli, MD
  • Enteric Interventions - Vishal Kumar, MD, PhD
  • Management of Malignant Effusions - Vishal Kumar, MD
  • Percutaneous Biopsy - Jeanne M. LaBerge, MD
  • Portal Venous Hypertension - Jeanne M. LaBerge, MD
  • TIPS and Portal Venous Interventions - Jeanne M. LaBerge, MD
  • Vascular Disease Classification - Jeanne M. LaBerge, MD
  • Computed Tomographic Angiography - Evan D. Lehrman, MD
  • Management of Endoleaks - Evan D. Lehrman, MD
  • Venous Access - Evan D. Lehrman, MD
  • Embolization in Trauma - Sujal Nanavati, MD
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding - Rajiv Sawhney, MD
  • Arterial Interventions - Unknowns Set 1 - Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR
  • Arterial Interventions - Unknowns Set 2 - Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR
  • Peripheral PTA and Stents - Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR
  • IVC Filters - Andrew G. Taylor, MD, PhD
  • Percutaneous Ablation: Kidney - Andrew G. Taylor, MD, PhD
  • Urinary Tract - Andrew G. Taylor, MD, PhD
  • Dialysis Interventions - Mark W. Wilson, MD
  • Magnetic Resonance Angiography - Mark W. Wilson, MD
  • Non-Invasive Peripheral Vascular Exam - Mark W. Wilson, MD

UCSF Course Chair

Robert K. Kerlan Jr., MD

  • Professor of Clinical Radiology
  • Chief, Interventional Radiology

UCSF Faculty

Matthew D. Bucknor, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology

Cynthia T. Chin, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Radiology and Neurosurgery

Timothy A.M. Chuter, MD

  • Professor of Surgery

Miles B. Conrad, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology

Nicholas Fidelman, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Robert G. Gould, ScD

  • Professor and Vice-Chair of Radiology
  • Vice-Chair, Technology and Capital Projects
  • Director, Radiologic Informatics

Steven W. Hetts, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology

Maureen P. Kohi, MD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology

Ryan Kohlbrenner, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Radiology


K. Pallav Kolli, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Vishal Kumar, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Jeanne M. LaBerge, MD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Chief, Interventional Radiology
  • Mt. Zion Hospital, San Francisco

Evan D. Lehrman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Sujal Nanavati, MD

  • Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology

Rajiv Sawhney, MD

  • Clinical Professor of Radiology
  • Chief, Interventional Radiology
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Andrew G. Taylor, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiology

Mark W. Wilson, MD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Chief, Radiology Services
  • San Francisco General Hospital

Guest Faculty

Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR

  • Interventional Radiologist
  • San Diego Imaging (Northern Division)

Faculty Disclosure

The following speaker(s) has disclosed a financial interest/arrangement or affiliation with a commercial company, which might provide products or services relating to his/her presentation(s) or commercial support for this continuing medical education activity:

Timothy A. M. Chuter, MD royalty recipient Cook Medical
Nicholas Fidelman, MD research grant BTG, Inc.; Sirtex, Inc.
Steven W. Hetts, MD royalty recipient
scientific advisory, stock holder
research support
Silk Road Medical; Stryker Inc.
MicroVention; NCI/NIBIB/Siemens
K. Pallav Kolli, MD advisor Penumbra, Inc.
Richard R. Saxon, MD, FSIR honorarium
research support
Cook Medical; Penumbra
Abbott Inc.; Bard, Inc.; Cook Medical; Penumbra; W.L. Gore
Bard, Inc.; Cook Medical; Johnson & Johnson; Penumbra; W. L. Gore


All potential conflicts of interest have been resolved in accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support.

None of the speakers participating in this activity has indicated that their presentations include or discuss investigational or off-label uses of pharmaceutical products or medical devices.


The University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine (UCSF) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


UCSF designates this enduring material for a maximum of 24.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The total credits are inclusive of 0.5 in CT and 0.5 in MR.

Series Release: December 16, 2016
Series Expiration: December 15, 2019 (deadline to register for credit)

CME credit is obtained upon successful completion of an activity post-test and evaluation. CME Credit registration forms must be submitted prior to series expiration date. Certificates will be dated upon receipt and cannot be dated retroactively.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this activity, participants will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Describe the contemporary methods of vascular recanalization, and be familiar with the common devices for endoluminal therapies with the indications for their use and associated complications
  • Recommend percutaneous methods of lower extremity therapy for varicose veins
  • Select and use the appropriate embolic agents for treating hemorrhage secondary to trauma and gastrointestinal bleeding
  • Recognize indications for percutaneous nephrostomy, percutaneous abscess drainage and percutaneous biliary drainage, and the techniques used
  • Evaluate contraindications to percutaneous biopsy
  • Distinguish between different devices used for percutaneous ablation of liver and kidney lesions
  • Recommend the use of and contraindications to hepatic arterial chemoembolization and Y90 radioembolization
  • Utilize appropriate imaging techniques such as CTA, MRA, and non-invasive arterial assessment

Intended Audience

The activity was planned for radiologists actively practicing interventional radiology, and newly qualified interventional radiologists wanting to compare their knowledge and training with UCSF experts. The course is focused primarily on body IR, rather than neuroradiological interventions.