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INCONCEIVABLE! – How Interventional Radiology Can Help Infertile Men

Did you know that around 1 in 20 Australian men are infertile? While there are many issues that can cause infertility in men, one common cause is a problem with sperm production. That is, either you’re not producing enough healthy sperm, or something is impairing sperm motility. In a large percentage of infertile men, this reproductive issue is linked with the presence of varicocoeles. The good news is that thanks to interventional radiology, varicocoeles can be treated to improve healthy sperm count. Let’s quickly explore what varicocoeles are, how they can inhibit fertility, and what you can do about them. What is a varicocoele? A varicocoele is a collection of abnormally dilated veins in the scrotum. In healthy veins, one-way ... READ MORE
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Getting the Sac: Insights into aneurysm treatment

It was a privilege to be the invited speaker to kick off the state MINA meeting today. Ever been in a room full of people where you just click? That was the experience today. We all know the amazing things that Interventional Radiology can offer people. We all know the things that are possible with minimally invasive technology. We all know that these possibilities are under-utilised and much of this is due to the lack of awareness, both in the general public and even amongst the medical community. All in the room were passionate about the specialty and passionate about educating and delivering these innovations to their patients. Aneurysms are often a silent, and potentially life-threatening condition. In the past, the treatments ... READ MORE
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What Is The Difference Between An Interventional Radiologist and a Vascular Surgeon?

There is a lot to be said about the confusion between the difference between an Interventional Radiologist (IR) and a Vascular Surgeon. First, we need to understand what each speciality does: Interventional Radiologists  are vascular specialists who do minimally invasive procedures instead of surgery or other treatment, using image-guided diagnosis and treatment of diseases in every organ system. The main focus behind interventional radiology is providing a solution using the most modern, least invasive technique available in order to minimise risk and improve the outcomes for every patient with shorter hospital stays and comprehensive follow up care. “Historically, Interventional Radiologists have been doing catheter-based interventional procedures literally since 1963, when the first angioplasties were done,” says Timothy Murphy, MD. We ... READ MORE
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Our passion for arteries leads us to an exciting research trial

As our insatiable quest for knowledge and the passion to help people continues to grow, director of Sydney Medical Interventions, Dr Albert Goh is excited to be the principal investigator at the RNSH for the SHIELD Clinical Trial (Study in Humans to Investigate the Efficacy and Safety of Luminal SBCV Delivery in Peripheral Artery Disease). As a consequence of any vascular procedure, whether surgical or interventional, the extracellular matrix (ECM), which activates a flow of inflammatory responses, can lead to thrombosis and the formation of scar tissue inside the vessel (neointimal hyperplasia) resulting in re-stenosis/re-narrowing. The current methodology to prevent the formation of scar tissue is to administer antiproliferative drugs during vascular procedures, potentially hindering the healing of the injured ... READ MORE