Dr. Christopher Beck on the BackTable Podcast

Dr. Christopher Beck

Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Chris Beck is a practicing interventional radiologist with Regional Radiology Group in New Orleans.


Uterine Fibroid Embolization, TACE, AV Fistula Creation

About Dr. Beck

Dr. Beck is the Chief Community Officer of BackTable and a reluctant but regular host of our podcast. His current focus has been the new BackTable web app with the goal of creating and curating durable education content which will enrich the practice of endovascular specialists at any stage in their career. Dr. Beck is also practicing interventional radiologist in New Orleans, and has been quoted saying, "With a Kumpe and glidewire, I could conquer a small country."

Podcasts Featuring Dr. Beck

Ep. 125

TIPS University Junior Year: Advanced Techniques, ICE, and Splenic Access

Dr. Emmett Lynskey walks through advanced techniques for TIPS, including using Intracardiac Echocardiography (ICE) for placement, as well as transsplenic access for portal reconstruction.


Ep. 124

TIPS University Sophomore Year: Basic Procedure Technique

It's Sophomore Year at TIPS University with Dr. Emmett Lynskey and Dr. Christopher Beck discussing basic procedure technique for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts (TIPS).


Ep. 123

TIPS University Freshman Year: Referrals and Pre-op Workup

We start our TIPS University series with Interventional Radiologist Dr. Emmett Lynskey discussing referral sources and pre-operative workup, including the importance of patient selection and MELD score.


Ep. 117

Successful (and Quick!) Declots for AV Access

Dr. Christopher Beck talks with Interventional Nephrologist Neghae Mawla about how to perform successful Declot procedures for AV fistulae and grafts, including tips and tricks to make this procedure safe and efficient.


Ep. 116

Evaluation & Management (E&M) Coding 101

Dr. Ryan Trojan gives us a 101 on Evaluation and Management (E/M) Coding, including tips and tricks for capturing inpatient notes and practice building, as well as the updates for success in 2021.


Ep. 107

Treatment of Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformations

Dr. Theresa Caridi discusses the pathophysiology and treatment of Pulmonary AVM's, as well as the importance of multidisciplinary management of patients with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT).


Ep. 103

Getting it Right on Insurance Claims

Dr. Ezana Azene M.D., Ph.D. talks with us about how he found his side gig reviewing insurance claims, and shares tips on how to avoid insurance claim denials for procedures.


Ep. 92

Interventional Oncology in Private Practice (Part 2)

Interventional Radiologist Justin Lee tells us about his approach to treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC), including how this has changed over his years in private practice.


Ep. 91

Interventional Oncology in Private Practice (Part 1)

Interventional Radiologist Justin Lee tells us how he started from scratch in growing a robust Interventional Oncology program in private practice, including pitfalls to avoid.


Ep. 87

Deep Dive Into Ascites

Dr. Rajeev Suri tells us about his clinical approach to the high-volume ascites patient, including paracentesis technique and tips, albumin regimen, and discussing the need for TIPS in some patients.


Ep. 82

WAIS Series: An Interview with Dr. Dan Sze

We interview Dr. Daniel Sze from Stanford University School of Medicine about its history, unique style, and the challenges in IR that lie ahead.


Ep. 81

Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy for Retinoblastoma

Dr. Eric Monroe walks us through Intra-Arterial Chemotherapy (IAC) for treatment of Retinoblastoma.


Ep. 80

Making Ethics Matter

Dr. Eric Keller discusses his work in applied medical ethics and his mission to help docs navigate challenging ethical situations better.


Ep. 77

Endovascular AV Fistula Creation

Interventional Nephrologist Neghae Mawla talks endovascular AV Fistula creation, including devices, patient prep, procedure steps and post procedure care.


Ep. 72

Uterine Fibroid Embolizations in the OBL

John Lipman, MD discusses UFE practice building, patient workup, and embolization technique in his dedicated Women's interventional practice, Atlanta Interventional Institute.


Ep. 70

CO2 Angiography

Dr. Jim Caridi from Tulane Medical Center gives us the ins and outs on when and how to use CO2 Angiography, including pitfalls to avoid.


Ep. 67

Locoregional Therapies for Bridging to Transplant in HCC

Interventional Radiologist Dr. Alex Kim and Dr. Christopher Beck discuss the utility of different locoregional liver therapies in bridging HCC patients to transplant.


Ep. 64

Bridging to Transplant for HCC

Transplant Surgeon Dr. Jennifer Berumen and Interventional Radiologist Dr. Isabel Newton discuss the treatment of HCC and bridging patients to successful liver transplantation.


Ep. 63

IR Identity and Turf Wars

Dr. Eric Keller provides insight from his studies on the IR Identity, as well as his research on perceived turf wars between specialties.


Ep. 61

Physician Burnout

Dr. Jeffrey Chick and Dr. Jacob Bundy discuss the results of their recent study in April JVIR on rates and major contributors to Physician Burnout in Interventional Radiology.



Special COVID-19 Update

Dr. Stephen Hunt of Penn Medicine at University of Pennsylvania Health discusses ways in which his IR practice has changed in the setting of the COVID 19 pandemic.


Ep. 59

Endovascular Treatment of DVT

Vascular Surgeons David Dexter and Steven Abramowitz discuss treatment of lower extremity DVT, including risks and benefits of the various endovascular treatment modalities.


Ep. 57

Practicing IR in the UK

Dr. Gregory Makris tells us about his IR education and practice in the UK, as well as his involvement with CIRSE and the European Trainee Forum.


Ep. 51

Cone Beam CT Techniques

Dr. Austin Bourgeois discusses ways you can improve your Cone Beam imaging for liver directed therapy, prostate artery embolization and how it can be used to improve safety.


Ep. 50

Practicing IR in India

Dr. Deepa Shree tells us about the challenges she faced building her IR practice in Chennai, and how she is spreading awareness of the specialty and training new IRs.


Ep. 46

Collaboration Not Competition Between IR & IC

IC Dr. Achal Sahai and IR Dr. Christopher Beck discuss ways these two specialties collaborate on complex cases, share endovascular techniques, and avoid the "turf war" trap.


Ep. 43

Managing Urosepsis

Urologist Dr. Arthur Caire and IR Dr. Shelby Bennett return to discuss their approaches to urosepsis, stent vs. nephrostomy for a variety of presentations, and the middle-of-the-night patient.


Ep. 41

Teaming Up With Urology to Treat Renal Masses

Urologist Dr. Arthur Caire and IR Dr. Shelby Bennett discuss their approaches to treating renal masses, laparoscopic versus percutaneous ablation, follow-up imaging, and more.


Ep. 40

Treating the Difficult IV Access (DiVA) Patient

Dr. Arun Jagannathan and Dr. Jeffrey Chick discuss their approach to the Difficult IV access (DiVA) patient. Special thanks to sponsor Access Vascular, Inc. for lending their booth at #SIR19ATX.


Ep. 39

How to Take Better Biopsies

Dr. Thor Johnson discusses his experience with the BioPince biopsy needle for liver, renal and soft tissue biopsies, and how to obtain better biopsy samples with fewer passes.


Ep. 38

Financial Independence for Physicians

Leif created his platform to inform and inspire physicians with insightful writing after he attained financial independence and the freedom to retire early.


Ep. 30

Transradial Access: Basic to Advanced

Dr. Aaron Fischman gets into the details of his technique, equipment and tips/tricks for transradial access, as well as its advantages in a variety of IR interventions.


Ep. 26

Radial vs. Femoral Access in IO Procedures

Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Jason Iannuccilli discuss radial vs femoral access in IO procedures, including the pros and cons of both, and a very informative "how I do it" for radial access by Dr. Iannuccilli.


Ep. 25

Declots with the Argon Cleaner Device

Dr. Christopher Beck and Dr. Sabeen Dhand describe their declot techniques, with an emphasis on when and how they use the Argon Cleaner device for these cases.


Ep. 10

Uterine Fibroid Embolization

Dr. Keith Pereira and Dr. Chris Beck discuss building their UFE practice and transradial versus transfemoral approaches.


Ep. 05

Closure Devices

Interventional radiologists Dr. Aaron Fritts and Dr. Chris Beck discuss the Angioseal and Mynx closure devices.


Ep. 07

Lung Tumor Ablation

Lung tumor ablation therapies with Dr. Stephen Hunt, including practice building and devices.


Ep. 01

BM BX Devices: Jamshidi vs. OnControl

Discussion of preferences in bone biopsy needles.


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