BackTable Vascular & Interventional

The BackTable Podcast is a resource for interventional radiologists, vascular surgeons, interventional cardiologists, and other interventional and endovascular specialists to learn tips, techniques, and the ins and outs of the devices in their cabinets. Listen on or on the streaming platform of your choice. You can also visit to browse our open access, physician-catered knowledge center for all things vascular and interventional; now featuring practice tools, procedure walkthroughs, and expert guidance on more than 40 endovascular procedures.

Ep. 388 Emergent Cases: The Impact of Arterial ...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Rehan Quadri about the impact of intra-procedural arterial monitoring via sheath technology. Dr. Quadri is a practicing interventional radiologist at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas.
30 min
Ep. 387 Beyond BPH: PAE in Prostate Cancer with...
48 min
Ep. 386 The PERT Approach: Innovating on Acute ...
In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Robert Lookstein about the pulmonary embolism response team (PERT) approach for treating acute pulmonary embolisms (PE). Dr. Lookstein is a practicing interventional radiologist in New York City at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.
58 min
Ep. 385 Early (and Ongoing) Challenges in the O...
41 min
Ep. 384 New Innovations in Closure Devices with...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Syed Hussain and interventional radiologist Dr. Omar Saleh about new innovations in closure devices.
53 min
Ep. 383 Reflections on a Career in Clinical IR ...
In this episode of the "History of IR" series on BackTable, Dr. Alan Matsumoto, Chair of the Department of Radiology at the University of Virginia and a fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology, joins our host Aparna Baheti. Dr. Matsumoto also serves as the Vice Chair of the American College of Radiology's Board of Chancellors. This installment provides a unique perspective on the life and career of Dr. Matsumoto and sheds light on the evolution of interventional radiology.
50 min
Ep. 382 Iliofemoral Stenting: Decision-Making a...
In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews interventional radiologist Dr. Kush Desai (Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine) and vascular surgeon Dr. Steve Abramowitz (MedStar Washington Health Center) about iliofemoral venous stenting.
61 min
Ep. 381 Anesthesia vs. Moderate Sedation: A Spe...
In this episode, interventional radiologists Dr. Aaron Fritts, Dr. Vishal Kumar, and Dr. Chris Beck discuss types of sedation for IR procedures.
49 min
Ep. 380 Managing Venous Stent Rethrombosis with...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Steven Abramowitz and interventional radiologist Dr. Angelo Marino on managing venous stent rethrombosis with the RevCore device.
26 min
Ep. 379 Management of HCC: Focus on Radiation S...
In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck continues the discussion on managing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) with Dr. Tyler Sandow and Dr. Juan Gimenez, interventional radiologists at Ochsner Health in New Orleans, Louisiana.
52 min
Ep. 378 Setting the Benchmark: Ablation Confirm...
In this episode, Dr. Constantinos (Costi) Sofocleous, Dr. Bruno Odisio, and Dr. William Rilling discuss the history of percutaneous liver tumor ablation, takeaways from past and present clinical studies, and the contemporary role of ablation margin confirmation software for optimizing treatment outcomes.
48 min
Ep. 377 Management of HCC: Focus on Radiation S...
In this episode, host Dr. Chris Beck interviews Dr. Juan Gimenez and Dr. Tyler Sandow. Juan and Tyler are both interventional radiologists in New Orleans, Louisiana who practice at Ochsner Health System - one of the United States’ leading transplant centers. As a result, both doctors have significant experience in Y-90 radiation segmentectomy and other complex procedures for treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC).
23 min
Ep. 376 New Frontiers in Spinal Tumor Ablation ...
In this episode, host Dr. Jacob Fleming interviews Dr. Dana Dunleavy about spinal tumor ablation and vertebral augmentation. Dana is an interventional radiologist and Director of Windsong Interventional & Vascular Services.
61 min
Ep. 375 How to Get Independent IR Hospital Priv...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Bill Julien about strategies to secure independent IR hospital privileges. Bill is an experienced vascular interventional physician at South Florida Vascular Associates.
42 min
Ep. 374 Independent IR: More Than Locums, It's ...
In this episode, host Dr. Dana Dunleavy engages in a thought-provoking discussion about independent interventional radiology practice with two esteemed IRs, Dr. Kavi Devulapalli and Dr. Ian Wilson. Together, they discuss the complexities and opportunities in the ever-evolving landscape of IR.
54 min
Ep. 373 Sharp Recanalization Using the RF Wire ...
In this episode, host Dr. Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Marcelo Guimaraes about using radiofrequency wires for sharp recanalization. Marcelo is an interventional radiologist at the Medical University of South Carolina.
53 min
Ep. 372 IR Pathways Unveiled: Matching, Trainin...
In this episode, host Christopher Beck discusses the current landscape of IR training with Dr. Neil Jain, a fourth-year IR/DR resident at Georgetown University. Neil, who attended medical school in New Jersey, discusses his early desire for a diverse medical career encompassing clinical work, innovation, and mentorship.
59 min
Ep. 371 Transverse Sinus Stenting for Idiopathi...
In this episode, host Dr. Michael Barraza interviews neurointerventional radiologist Dr. Aaron Bress about transverse sinus stenting for benign intracranial hypertension.
30 min
Ep. 370 Recan In Benign Venous Occlusions with ...
In this episode, host Ally Baheti interviews Dr. Minhaj Khaja about iliocaval reconstruction. Minhaj is a Clinical Professor of Radiology and Cardiac Surgery and Associate Program Director of Interventional Radiology Residency at the University of Michigan.
56 min
Ep. 369 Advancing Vascular Medicine: Inside VIV...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Maureen Kohi and Dr. Niten Singh on the VIVA Foundation’s multidisciplinary approach to advancing vascular medicine.
30 min
Ep. 368 The Recent Trend of Insurance Denials f...
51 min
Ep. 367 How TV and Radio Still Work to Market Y...
In this episode, host Dr. Aaron Fritts interviews Dr. Aaron Kovaleski on good old-fashioned TV and radio marketing. Aaron is an interventional radiologist and founder of Endovascular Consultants of Colorado, who has found success in using tried and true methods of advertising to grow his practice.
31 min
Ep. 366 Navigating OBL & ASC Business: Pitfalls...
In this episode, host Aaron Fritts is joined by Teri Yates, CEO of Accountable Physician Advisors, who offers essential guidance for successfully establishing and managing Office-Based Labs (OBLs).
42 min
Ep. 365 Manejo de las Estenosis Benignas en Vía...
En este episodio de BackTable, la Dra. Sara Lojo Lendoiro entrevista a la Dra. Eva Criado, radióloga intervencionista del Hospital Parc Taulí de Sabadell, Barcelona, sobre el manejo de las estenosis benignas en vía biliar y los stents biodegradables.
43 min
Ep. 364 Percutaneous Transmural Arterial Bypass...
In this episode, host Dr. Sabeen Dhand interviews vascular surgeon Dr. Sean Lyden about percutaneous transarterial bypass (PTAB) with DETOUR, a new therapy for treating occlusive / stenotic superficial femoral artery (SFA) disease.
34 min