We are a group of interventional radiologists based at the Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Interventional Radiologists use imaging guidance such as X-ray, ultrasound and CT scan to perform minimally invasive therapies. Through a tiny nick in the skin, miniature catheters and instruments can be run through a patient's network of arteries, veins or other pathways to treat directly at the site of illness internally.
Most procedures are performed under local anaesthetic, however intravenous sedation and pain control may be required in some procedures. Interventional Radiology is generally associated with low complication rates, and the recovery period is usually shorter than when open surgery is performed. Many conditions that once required surgery can now be treated non-surgically by Interventional Radiologists.
Sydney Interventional Radiology mission statement
World class IR practice through RICE
Research-to stay at the forefront of our field
Innovation-to bring in the latest treatments to benefit our patients
Collaboration-to make things happen
Education-to raise awareness of IR treatments
To bring together like-minded interventionists to share a practice facility to enhance clinical IR service provision.
To nurture intra- and interdisciplinary collegiate collaboration to achieve the best clinical outcomes for our patients.
To grow a sizeable practice to effectively support the interventionists to achieve his/her potential.
To allow mutual cover to achieve desirable work-life balance.
Dr Eisen Liang
MBBS (UNSW Hons1) FRCR FRANZCR
Dr Liang graduated with first class honours from UNSW in 1988. After his internship and residency at Westmead Hospital, he started his radiology career in Hong Kong in 1990. He was appointed lecturer in radiology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the Prince of Wales Hospital in 1994. He was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Radiologists (London) in 1995 and the fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists in 1996. He was a partner with Castlereagh Imaging from 1999 to 2004, practising in Hong Kong and Sydney.
Dr Liang has a passion for interventional radiology. He started this subspecialty in 1995, predominantly treating liver cancers with chemoembolisation and percutaneous ablation. In 1997, he did a travelling fellowship visiting interventional radiology luminaries around the world including Robert Dick and Anthony Watkinson at the Royal Free Hospital London, Barry Katzen at the Miami Vascular Institute, Anthony Venbraux at the Johns Hopkins and Wayne Yakes in Colorado. In 2000, he visited the world leader in UFE Dr James Spies in Georgetown University.
Dr Liang returned to Sydney with his family in 2003. In 2004 he did an Interventional Sabbatical Fellowship at Alfred Hospital Melbourne with Prof Ken Thomson and Dr Stuart Lyon to perfect his technical skills such as renal artery stenting, uterine fibroid embolisation, vertebroplasty, IVC filters and venous accesses.
Dr Liang joined San Radiology in October 2004. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer for USyd Clinical School.
He formed Sydney Interventional Radiology Associates in 2014 to engage a group of interventionists to further improve the provision of IR services at the SAN.
Dr Liang has special interest in Uterine Artery Embolisation for fibroids and adenomyosis. He published the first Australian series on using UAE to treat fibroids and adenomyosis in ANZJOG in 2012. His other interests are Pelvic Congestion Syndrome; Oncology Intervention such as Chemoembolisation (TACE) and Radioembolisation (SIRT); Renal Vascular Hypertension and stenting; Peripheral vascular disease, Venous Access and Image guided biopsies.
He is a keen sailor but yet to find time and crews to race his yacht.
MBBS DNB DMRD FRANZCR
He came to Australia for training in Paediatric Radiology at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead. He then went for further fellowship training in Vascular and Interventional Radiology at the University of Toronto in Canada. Since his return to Australia in 2006, he has been a consultant interventional radiologist at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Gosford Hospital, and Sydney Adventist Hospital. He is one of the very few specialists in Australia with training and experience in treating both adults and children, using interventional radiology techniques.
Murthy performs a wide range of interventional procedures including embolisation, angioplasty, biopsies and vascular access. His has special interests in vascular malformations , renal vascular disease and dialysis access. He has been active in research, presented his work at local and international meetings He has published many interventional radiology papers in medical journals.
He is a Clinical Senior Lecturer at University of Sydney. He has been associated with the Sydney Interventional Radiology since its inception.
Dr Rattan trained at University College of Medical Sciences in Delhi, India. He received his Radiology training from the University of Rajasthan, India.
Rajiv came to Australia in 2008 and has since then worked as a Senior Staff Specialist at the Central Coast Local Health district. He is also a Conjoint Lecturer at the School of Medicine at the University of Newcastle.
Dr Rattan is passionate about Interventional Radiology and performs biopsies, drainages, joint and spine injections as well as vascular access.
He has regularly presented in domestic and international conferences as well as contributed chapters to books in Radiology.
Dr Rattan has been associated with the Sydney Interventional Radiology since its inception.
His other area of interest is Radiology Education and he plays an active role in teaching Radiology trainees.
Outside Radiology Rajiv is interested in photography and theatre.
MBBS (UNSW Hons1), BSc(Med), FRANZCR, FACP
He is currently a Staff Specialist at RPAH with a focus on Interventional Oncology, Angioplasty and Stenting, Embolisation and Endovascular procedures. He is also a VMO at Macquarie University Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, North Shore Vein Clinic and Sydney Adventist Hospital. He is involved in publications, research, education and other academic activities and plays an active role in the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia, currently as an organiser for its 2015 Annual Scientific Meeting.
Dr Rogan is Clinical Lecturer at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. He has special interests in Interventional Oncology, liver disease, peripheral vascular disease and varicose vein treatments. He is currently investigating the use of Intra-Arterial Isolation Chemotherapy to treat liver and pancreatic cancers.
He enjoys playing guitar and keen to learn to sail.
DR DAVID BOSHELL
BScMed MBBS (UNSW Hons) FRANZCR
He completed his specialist training in Diagnostic Radiology at St Vincent’s Hospital. He then went through Interventional Radiology fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital. Dr Boshell is currently a consultant Interventional Radiologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospital.
Dr. Boshell has special interests in peripheral vascular disease, pulmonary vascular disease, dialysis access intervention, venous disorders, and interventional oncology. He performs minimally invasive procedures to treat peripheral arterial disease (PAD), vein thrombosis, venous reflux and varicose veins. He is well a recognized leader in Yttrium-90 microsphere radioembolization, as know as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT).
Outside of the hospital, David spends time with his wife raising a young family.