About the Division of
Welcome to Vascular and Interventional RadiologyMUSC first in clinical trial to study new stent for CAD
A division of the Department of
Radiology and Radiological Science
News from MUSC: There’s a reason MUSC was the first to enroll a patient in a national, multicenter clinical trial to test a new generation of stents to treat carotid artery disease.
Claudio Schonholz, M.D., and his team successfully treated the first patient enrolled in the Gore Carotid Stent Clinical Study for the treatment of carotid artery stenosis in patients at increased risk for adverse events from carotid endarterectomy (called Scaffold).
“We have many reasons to be proud of this
study. We have a close collaboration between
vascular surgery, interventional radiology and
interventional cardiology,” he said of a team of
physicians who meet weekly to collaborate on
cases. “A couple of things helped to put us in
the front of the line. We were ready before
other institutions to enroll the first patient.
We got it because we did things right.” Read
the whole article 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 2013/14 Fellows
Dr. Tim MacFall, Dr. Travis Edelstein, Dr. Daniel Do, and Dr. Chris Bolus are our 2013/14 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 2012/13
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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