Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, the learner should be able to:

  • Discuss recent advances and updates in the diagnosis and treatment of DVT.
  • Be able to recognize the clinical findings which distinguish an infected leg wound from a non-infected wound
  • Review the diagnostic tools needed to distinguish a deep tissue infection from a superficial infection of the lower extremity.
  • Outline evaluation and treatment modalities for management of lower extremity ulcers.
  • Review and update medical and exercise therapies for PAD.
  • Identify the role of noninvasive imaging in peripheral vascular disease.
  • Describe the benefits and drawbacks of US, CT, MRI and when to order each study.
  • Understand the high correlation between PAD and CKD and the importance and clinical relevance of this correlation.
  • Discuss impact of peripheral arterial disease on patient, physician and society.
  • Review presentation, evaluation and diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain.
  • Discuss role of embolization technique in management of symptomatic uterine leiomyomas, adenomyosis and pelvic congestion syndrome and identify patients appropriate for this procedure.
  • Identify which patient will benefit from kyphoplasty.
  • Review the urgency of early intervention for vertebral compression fractures.
  • Identify the role of Interventional Radiology in the care of patients.
  • Explain the variety of diagnostic and interventional options that an Interventional Radiologist can provide.