DM - Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Interventional Radiology

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A cardiovascular radiologist directs or performs and then deciphers clinical pictures to analyze illnesses of the heart like coronary illness.

Cardiac imaging is a subspecialty of diagnostic radiology. A cardiovascular radiologist directs or performs and then deciphers clinical pictures to analyze illnesses of the heart like coronary illness, leaking heart valves, aneurysms, and deformities in the size and state of the heart. A cardiac radiologist utilizes imaging procedures, for example, X-rays, ultrasound (echocardiograms), computer tomography, and MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) for these diagnoses. These tests are utilized to evaluate for coronary illness, figure out the underlying cause got the indications and screen the heart, and confirm the success of the treatment process. Interventional radiology is a clinical subspecialty of radiology that uses negligibly intrusive image-guided methods to analyze and treat illnesses in virtually every organ framework. The idea driving interventional radiology is to analyze and treat patients utilizing the most un-obtrusive strategies presently accessible to limit hazards to the patient and improve wellbeing results. These methods have less danger, less agony, and less recuperation time in contrast with open a medical procedure.

The course is designed to provide ample knowledge and extensive training for aspirants to be able to understand indications, select the appropriate diagnostic tool, come to accurate diagnosis and then direct the patient to appropriate treatment methods and management techniques. The course initially provides the student with ample training in basic medical sciences such as anatomy, where the student learns about the embryology of heart and blood vessels, the basic anatomy of the heart, vessels around and peripheral and visceral arteries, the blood supply of the heart and anatomy of the vascular system mainly related to the aorta and brachiocephalic vessels. It then studies other basic sciences such as physiology where basic and applied cardiovascular physiology and basics of hemodynamics in acquired and congenital cardiac conditions are studies and then the students are taught about pathology and microbiology systems, and then microbiology and biochemistry and biomedical engineering. The course then covers and methods of interventional radiology by studying various diseases and methodologies such as the study of aneurysmal disease, peripheral vascular occlusive disease, renal artery disease, visceral ischemia, carotid artery disease. innominate, subclavian, and vertebrobasilar arterial disease, thoracic outlet syndrome, acute arterial occlusion, complications of vascular therapy, and management of vascular trauma. It then studies the various interventions that happen in peripheral vascular disease and carotid diseases, such as aneurysmal disease, coagulation disorders, anticoagulants, anti-platelets miscellaneous vasculogenic problems, nonatherosclerotic vasculogenic problems, common venous interventions, and embolization techniques, materials, instruments, indications, contraindications, complications, and results. It also studies techniques like tumor ablation. It also has an evidence-based approach and practice to understand Incidence and prevalence, the natural history of cardiovascular diseases Genetic distribution of disease Role of ultrasound, angiography, CT, MRI, MRA in screening, diagnosis, follow-up, prognosis, and planning interventions. Indications for radiological interventions and factors which contribute to decision making. 

The Doctor of Medicine (DM) -Cardiovascular Imaging and Vascular Interventional Radiology is a postgraduate specialization that requires aspirants to have completed certification of medicine from a recognized state or central board of medicine. There are plenty of job opportunities to be working as an attending anesthesiologist for patients that require the diagnosis and surgery in the cases of cardiovascular diseases or deformities.