Interventional Radiology Rotation

The University of New Mexico Radiology Department provides robust Interventional Radiology experience to its Diagnostic Radiology residents and Interventional Radiology residents, with the most advanced interventional therapies in the state. Our Interventional Radiology (IR) services support our NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center (the highest designation achievable) and Level I Trauma service (at the only Level I Trauma Center in New Mexico).

The UNM Radiology Department maintains a busy Interventional Radiology service, providing care to both inpatients and outpatients at UNM Hospital.  Our physician staff includes 8 subspecialty-trained Interventional Radiologists, a Neurointerventional Radiologist and Neurosurgeons who perform Neurointerventional procedures.  Procedures performed at our institution span the spectrum of IR, including advanced cancer therapeutics.

In addition, our hospital system has an IR service at our branch facility, the Sandoval Regional Medical Center (SRMC), which is staffed daily by one of our IR faculty, as well as in IR service at the UNM Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC).  In any given day, typically 3-4 procedure rooms operate simultaneously at UNMH, with 1 at SRMC and 1 at UNM CCC.  We maintain a busy on-call service at the main hospital, with emergent IR on-call coverage provided 24/7 by IR faculty and nursing/technologist staff in conjunction with a DR resident, ESIR resident, or IR resident.

We have one ESIR position per year in our Diagnostic Radiology Residency.