Semin intervent Radiol 2008; 25(3): 204-215
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1085930
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An Overview of Embolic Agents

Sandeep Vaidya1 , Kathleen R. Tozer1 , Jarvis Chen1
  • 1Department of Radiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Publication Date:
30 September 2008 (online)


Therapeutic embolization is a common procedure in interventional radiology. A wide variety of agents are available, and each has its own place and use. Additionally, many new agents have appeared on the market in the past several years. The aim of this review article is to give a brief description of available agents, guide appropriate selection, and familiarize the reader regarding appropriate use and limitations.


Sandeep Vaidya, M.D. 

Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Washington

1959 NE Pacific Street, Box #357115, Seattle, WA 98195

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