Fortschr Röntgenstr 2017; 189(10): 957-966
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-117047
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Strategies in Interventional Radiology: Formation of an Interdisciplinary Center of Vascular Anomalies – Chances and Challenges for Effective and Efficient Patient Management

Article in several languages: English | deutschMaliha Sadick1, Franz Josef Dally1, Stefan O. Schönberg1, Christian Stroszczynski2, Walter A. Wohlgemuth3
  • 1Interdisciplinary Center of Vascular Anomalies, Institute of Clinical Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Mannheim, Germany
  • 2Department of Radiology, University Hospital Regensburg, Department of Radiology, Regensburg, Germany
  • 3Interdisciplinary Center for Vascular Anomalies, University Hospital Halle, University Clinic and Polyclinic of Radiology, Halle (Saale), Germany
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Publication History

06 January 2017

08 June 2017

Publication Date:
23 August 2017 (eFirst)

Abstract

Background Radiology is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of numerous diseases and is involved in the development of multimodal treatment concepts.

Method Interdisciplinary case management, a broad spectrum of diagnostic imaging facilities and dedicated endovascular radiological treatment options are valuable tools that allow radiology to set up an interdisciplinary center for vascular anomalies.

Results Image-based diagnosis combined with endovascular treatment options is an essential tool for the treatment of patients with highly complex vascular diseases. These vascular anomalies can affect numerous parts of the body so that a multidisciplinary treatment approach is required for optimal patient care.

Conclusion This paper discusses the possibilities and challenges regarding effective and efficient patient management in connection with the formation of an interdisciplinary center for vascular anomalies with strengthening of the clinical role of radiologists.

Key points

  • Vascular anomalies, which include vascular tumors and malformations, are complex to diagnose and treat.

  • There are far more patients with vascular anomalies requiring therapy than interdisciplinary centers for vascular anomalies – there is currently a shortage of dedicated interdisciplinary centers for vascular anomalies in Germany that can provide dedicated care for affected patients.

  • Radiology includes a broad spectrum of diagnostic and minimally invasive therapeutic tools which allow the formation of an interdisciplinary center for vascular anomalies for effective, efficient and comprehensive patient management.

Citation Format

  • Sadick M, Dally FJ, Schönberg SO et al. Strategies in Interventional Radiology: Formation of an Interdisciplinary Center of Vascular Anomalies – Chances and Challenges for Effective and Efficient Patient Management. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2017; 189: 957 – 966