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Posts by Chris

Co-Chaired a webinar on TACE for liver tumours in Australasia

Gerard Goh (Alfred Melbourne) and I chaired a session on HCC looking at some of the science around optimising the TACE technique and recent guidelines. We had a great turnout of ~150 specialists from across Australia and Asia and there was some good discussion around the talks. We’re doing some live operative cases broadcast out…

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Our new paper has been published on embolisation of the knee

We reviewed the RPA experience and the literature on knee embolisation which is fairly established for treatment of recurrent bleeding, especially in the post knee replacement population. I am interested in this area due to recent research from Japan and the US on using the same technique to reduce pain in patient with knee arthritis…

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Lectured at Advanced Tumour Ablation Workshop – Melbourne

Last weekend I made a brief overnight trip to Melbourne for the Advanced Ablation Workshop arranged by Getz Medical/Angiodynamics. This was a day long workshop with lectures from IR experts across Australia and New Zealand on advances and nuances in tumour ablation. Ablation of tumours is a minimally invasive form of “pinhole surgery” where needle(s)…

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Liver Cancer Advisory Board – TACE for hepatocellular carcinoma

I had the pleasure of participating in an Australian expert panel on TACE for HCC. Guebert are the manufacturers of lipiodol which is the poppy seed oil based dye which is used for conventional TACE, especially in Asian countries and Australia. TACE is the treatment of choice for patient with HCC which is not amenable to…

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Liver Tumour Treatment: TACE masterclass in Seoul, Korea

Late March I had the distinct pleasure of attending Seoul National University Hospital (SNUH), along with five other Australian IRs to learn from the incredible experience of the SNUH interventional radiology team headed by Prof Jin Wook Chung. I am grateful to Guerbet for making the workshop possible. TACE for hepatocellular carcinoma is one of…

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Return to Australia and election into IRSA executive

It feels good to return to my Australian hospital roles after a stimulating and refreshing break overseas. Having spent time with some luminaries in my field overseas, I’m inspired to apply the pointers I’ve learnt to my practice in Sydney. It’s also nice to be home after a long time based out of a couple…

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Recipient of Thomas Baker Travelling Scholarship

I’m pleased to announce that I am the recipient of a scholarship by the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists! The scholarship is intended to support consultant radiologists to undergo further overseas training beyond fellowship level. I have been planning a sabbatical period overseas regardless, to coincide with my wife’s fellowship. The idea is…

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