Patient Education

This page is to provide high-quality, easy-to-understand educational materials to patients and family members on common procedures in interventional radiology. Our videos and handouts focus on the steps of the procedures and are meant to help patients know what to expect on the day of the procedure. Our PDF handouts cover additional information such as indications, alternatives, risks and benefits of the procedures. These materials do not, by any means, replace the face-to-face education and informed consent process performed by a physician, but are intended to enhance the overall patient experience.

We'd like to thank the The Dotter Patient Education Project (DPEP) by the medical students of OHSU's Interventional Radiology Interest Group for their work on this page. Project supervisor: Dr. Ryan Schenning. Project Co-Leads & Producers: Dr. Jin Koh, Dr. Spencer Degerstedt. Producers: Dr. Sebastian Elstrott , Dr. Joel McLouth, Dr. Shahrzad Sharafi, and Dr. Andrew Sill. Contributers: Dr. Camelia Forton, Haeyoung Koh, and Dr. Michelanne Shields.

If you have any questions regarding any of our materials, or would like to suggest educational materials for specific procedures, please send an email to

Chest port placement

TACE procedure

TIPS placement

IVC filter placement

Tunneled central venous catheter placement

Y-90 radioembolization workup and treatment