About the Division of
Welcome to Vascular and Interventional Radiology
A division of the Department of
Radiology and Radiological Science
Specialist recognized 20 years later for first endovascular technique
congratulate Dr. Claudio Schönholz on this
recognition of his work!
From Endovascular Today:
Endovascular Today spoke with
Dr. Schönholz and the other specialists
involved in the creation of this lifesaving
"The bottom line is that
EVAR is less invasive and better
tolerated by patients. "Of course, there are
still some anatomic limitations," said
Schönholz, "but even ruptured AAAs are
being treated more and more by the endovascular
approach." In Schönholz's group at MUSC,
80% of cases are treated with EVAR, "and this is
not unique to just the United States -- it is
around the world. Many practitioners are using
just EVAR whenever they can."' Read the
whole story here.
"The first endovascular
treatment of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (EVAR)
in North America was celebrated during the 39th
annual VEITH symposium, a conference supporting
vascular surgeons and other specialists
recognizing new developments in clinical
practice and research. The procedure was
performed Nov. 23, 1992. Schönholz was
joined by the procedure team of Juan Parodi,
M.D., Frank J. Veith, M.D., Michael L. Marin,
M.D., and Jacob Cynamon, M.D.
The story of how this
technique was developed and adopted in the U.S.
is a testament to the forward thinking and
collaborative investigators who sought to expand
the treatment options available to their
patients." Read the whole story here.
are the Division of Vascular and
Interventional Radiology of the Department of
Radiology and Radiological Science at the
Medical University of South Carolina in
The Medical University of South Carolina is the largest medical complex in the state of
Our 2011/12 Fellows
Dr. Chris Erikson, Dr. Ben Henderson, Dr. Luke Wilkins (not pictureed), Dr. Usman Manzoor and Dr. Ricardo Yamada are our 2011/12 Fellows.
The MUSC Medical
Center is an active tertiary 600 bed general
hospital with all medical specialties, a level
1 trauma center, all types of surgery
including a broad
transplant program and the largest oncology
center in South Carolina. In 2008 the Ashley
River Tower (ART), with 150 beds, was opened
and is a high technology hospital for the
treatment of Cardiovascular and
Gastrointestinal diseases. Associated
institutions are the
Physicians & Fellows of 2011/12
Dr. Bret Anderson, Dr. Claudio Schonholz, Dr. Chris Hannegan, Dr. Ricardo Yamada, Dr. Carlos Ledezma, Dr. Elliott Mueller, Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes and Dr.Bayne Selby.
The MUSC hospital is home to the Department of Radiology and Radiological Science, a modern well equipped department including General Radiology and Imaging with 6 CT scanners and 5 MRI machines, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound as well as the Division of Vascular & Interventional Radiology. The Department of Radiology was one of the first in the country to go filmless using a digital PACS system. It is currently implementing the voice recognition technology and has just opened an imaging laboratory for small animals.
The division of Vascular and Interventional Radiology is located in the two buildings, at the main hospital and at the ART. The facility includes four angio suites and a 64-slice cardiac/interventional CT suite, and a 20 bed prep and recovery area in the main hospital at the Heart and Vascular center. At the ART, the Division of Interventional Radiology facility includes two brand new angio suites and one 16 slice CT scanner. At the ART we share a 34 bed prep and recovery area with the cardiology division. There is also an animal lab used for teaching and research.
The division of
Interventional Radiology has a significant
infrastructure to support our operations, with
one administrative assistant, one research
coordinator, and two patient care
coordinators, in addition to a group of nine
procedural RNs, ten interventional RTs, two
clinical managers and a billing and supplies
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