BackTable / VI / Podcast / Episode #362
Catheter Shapes: Basic to Challenging Cases
with Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Shelly Bhanot
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews interventional radiologists Dr. Kumar Madassery and Dr. Shelly Bhanot about catheter shapes and when to use each type in basic and challenging cases.
BackTable, LLC (Producer). (2023, September 4). Ep. 362 – Catheter Shapes: Basic to Challenging Cases [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from https://www.backtable.com
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Dr. Kumar Madassery
Dr. Kumar Madassery is a practicing interventional radiologist with Rush University in Chicago.
Dr. Shelly Bhanot
Dr. Shelly Bhanot is an integrated IR/DR resident at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Aaron Fritts
Dr. Aaron Fritts is a Co-Founder of BackTable and a practicing interventional radiologist in Dallas, Texas.
Kumar serves as an Associate Professor and Director of Peripheral Vascular Interventions/Critical Limb Ischemia and Shelly is a PGY-6 IR resident at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, IL.
Kumar and Shelly walk us through a number of different catheters and techniques, along with tips that they have learned from their experiences in the cath lab. They pair complex and challenging anatomy with catheter types, and they describe their reasoning behind different approaches.
After going through case-based examples, both Kumar and Shelly share advice on how trainees can become more familiar with tools on the back table. These include observing supply shelves, asking questions, and learning from IR techs and device representatives.
We conclude the episode by emphasizing the power of teaching and how experience is a big factor in becoming more and more familiar with all the catheters that are available to our specialty.
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