An Interventionist’s Guide to Endocrine Consultations


This article is intended to be a practical guide for interventional radiologists to confidently field endocrine consultations and successfully perform endocrine venous sampling procedures. An interventionalist may be many years removed from medical school; a review of basic hormone signaling and the medical workup of common endocrinopathies will foster informed conversations with patients and referring providers. Although venous anatomy is encountered on a daily basis, knowledge of specific variants germane to venous sampling will decrease procedure times
and increase technical success. Finally, a review of sampling technique, results interpretation, and acknowledgment of limitations is presented in an organ-based approach.

Authors: Eric J. Monroe, Benjamin W. Carney, Christopher R. Ingraham, Guy E. Johnson, Karim Valji
Keywords: CT scan, imaging, adrenal venous sampling, endocrine specimen handling
DOI Number: 10.1148/rg.2017160102      Publication Year: 2017

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