Interventional therapy was started in Jiangsu Province Hospital in 1982. The Department of Interventional Radiology (IR) was founded in 1992. Its founder is Prof. Lin-Sun Li, who is also one of the pioneers in establishing and developing IR in China. Owning to his great contribution to IR, Prof. Li was rewarded the Outstanding Chinese IR Award in 2008 and won the Gold Medal of Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR) in 2012. After decades of effort under the leadership of Prof. Lin-Sun Li and Prof. Hai-Bin Shi, its comprehensive strength is one of the strongest in Jiangsu Province and has a high reputation in China. The department currently has 42 beds and employs 43 members, including 5 professors.
Dr. Hai-Bin Shi
Professor in Interventional Radiology
Dr. Shi is working as chairman of Department of Interventional Radiology. He is also chairman of Department of Radiology in Jiangsu Province Hospital, and the director of Medical Imaging Department of Nanjing Medical University. He is a faculty of Chinese Society of Radiology, a member of the standing committee of Chinese Society of Radiologists, and the elective president of Jiangsu Society of Interventional Radiology.
Dr. Shi obtained his doctor degree of clinical medicine from Nanjing Medical University and has been working as an interventional radiologist in Jiangsu Province Hospitalfor more than 27 years. He was trained in neurointervention as a visiting feloow for one year in 1998 in Asan Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Dr. Shi has achieved 4 national natural science grants, and over ten national. Dr. Shi published more than 100 papers in national and international academic journals as first or corresponding author. Dr. Shi received the prize of Jiangsu Province Science and Technology Progress Award, and rewarded the Key Talent Prize of Jiangsu Medical Science in 2002 and 2007, respectively.
Dr. Shi can perform almost all kinds of interventional procedures including vascular and tumor interventions. He is specialized in neurointervention such as intracranial aneurysm coiling, carotid artery stenting and peripheral vascular intervention such as stent graft implantation for aortic dissection and mechanical thrombectomy for pulmonary embolism.
Out-patient clinic time: Monday morning, Wednesday afternoon
What is Interventional Radiology?
Interventional Radiology (IR) uses medical image such as fluoroscopy, CT and ultrasound to guide mini-invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures to nearly every organ system in the body. These procedures are usually much less invasive and much less costly than conventional surgery. As they are mini-invasive, the patients have less pain, less risk and shorter recovery times. The IR covers a wide range of services for patients with cancer, vascular diseases, tract obstructions, and other conditions. The commonly used devices for IR procedures are catheters, guidewires, balloons, and stents.
What are the Advanced Treatments in Our Department?
1. Neurovascular intervention
Because Prof. Hai-Bin Shi performed neurovascular intervention very early in Jiangsu Province and trained several doctors who are specialized in neurovascular intervention, the neurointerventional radiologists in our department have much expertise and experience in diagnosis and treatment of common and complex neurovascular diseases such as intracranial aneurysms, carotid stenosis, and so on.
2. Emergency intervention
Interventional radiology plays a critical role in emergency medicine. In patients with acute ischemic stroke, aortic dissection, bleeding from trauma, upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage from portal hypertension, or acute pulmonary embolism, we could provide rapid and effective interventional therapies to them. The number of patients with acute ischemic stroke treated in our department ranks top three in Jiangsu Province. For patients with acute pulmonary embolism, we could perform percutaneous mechanical thromboectomy (the highest endovascular technique), which is unavailable in most hospitals in our province.
3. Oncological intervention
For tumor patients especially patients with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), multiple therapeutic modalities are used in order to achieve good clinical results. We not only perform transarterial chemoembolization (TACE), but also microwave ablation, percutaneous ethanol injection, and Iodine-125 seed brachytherapy. In HCC patients with severe arterioportal shunts, TACE is contraindicated. We have used glue to embolize the shunts and achieved satisfied results. This technique has reached the leading domestic level.
Medical Conditions Treated in IR Include:
Cerebral Vascular Diseases
1. Intracranial aneurysm
2. Acute ischemic stroke
3. Carotid or vertebral artery stenosis
Peripheral Vascular Diseases
1. Arterial stenosis or occlusion in lower extremities
2. Deep venous thrombus in lower extremities
3. Pulmonary embolism
4. Inferior vena cava obstruction
5. Renal artery stenosis
6. Aortic dissection
7. Abdominal aortic aneurysm
8. Hemodialysis access
9. Hemorrhage from vascular injury
Benign and Malignant Tumors
1. Primary liver cancer and other malignant tumors
2. Uterine fibroids and other benign tumors
3. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
1. Benign and malignant biliary obstructions
2. Benign and malignant esophageal or gastrointestinal strictures
3. Benign and malignant central airway obstructions
1. Portal hypertension related to live cirrhosis
2. Liver or renal cysts
3. Abscess in the liver or other organs
4. Vertebral compression fracture
5. Venous access port placement
Since 1997, our department has forged a strong friendship with the Department of Radiology, Asan Medical Center and the excellent staffs in our department have been sent there for further training. In recent five years, Prof. Shi has recommended young doctors and graduate students to Asan Medical Center for interventional radiology training every year. Besides this, the doctors in our department participate the important international conferences such as the annual meeting of Society of Interventional Radiology in the US and the annual meeting of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe. We have also invited world famous interventional radiologists from the US, Korea, and Israel to give lectures in our department every year.