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R. Torrance T. Andrews, M.D.

Interventional Radiologist

Interventional Radiology

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About

Professional Statement

Excellence in medical care requires a long-term partnership between the patient and the provider. Though it may be judged most easily by the outcome of a single procedure, the best medical care begins long before any procedure that might be performed and lasts indefinitely.

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Accepts 1 Insurance Plan

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  • Medicare

Education

University of California, San Diego School of Medicine
medical school, 1990
UCLA Harbor Medical Center
residency, 1995
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
fellowship, Angiography and Interventional Radiology, 1997

Board Certifications

American Board of Radiology
Vascular & Interventional Radiology
American Board of Radiology
Radiology, Interventional

Clinical Interests

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Aneurysm
  • Antegrade Pyelogram
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Arterial Bypass Graft
  • Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Back Pain
  • Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration
  • Bile Duct Biopsy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders
  • Chest Tube Insertion
  • Cholecystostomy
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Critical Limb Ischemia
  • Cryoablation Of The Liver
  • Ct Aorta With Bilateral Runoff
  • Ct Guided Aspiration Drainage
  • Ct Guided Biopsy
  • Drainage From Abdomen
  • Drug Eluting Beads
  • Endourology
  • Etoh Ablation Of The Liver
  • Fibroids
  • Fiducial Marker Placement
  • Fistulogram
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Cancer
  • Gastrostomy
  • Gi Stent Placement
  • Gi Stricture Dilation
  • Gu Stent
  • Hepatitis
  • Hickman Catheter
  • Infertility
  • Infusaport Placement
  • Irregular Menstruation
  • Ivc Filter
  • Limb Salvage
  • Liver Transplant
  • Lower Extremity Bypass
  • Lung Biopsy
  • Male Infertility
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Microwave Ablation Of Tumors
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Biopsy
  • Musculoskeletal Tumor
  • Myelogram
  • Nephrostomy Tube
  • Palliative Bone Tumor Ablation
  • Paracentesis
  • Percutaneous Biopsy Of Kidney
  • Percutaneous Ct-Guided Thoracic Biopsies
  • Percutaneous Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Biliary Drain
  • Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography
  • Peripheral Malformation
  • Peripheral Vascular Diseases
  • Portacath
  • Portal Vein Recanalization
  • Radioembolization Of Tumors
  • Recurrent Thrombosis
  • Rf Ablation Of The Kidney
  • Rf Ablation Of The Liver
  • Soft Tissue Biopsy
  • Spinal Embolization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tips Creation
  • Tips Lysis
  • Tips Revision
  • Tips Revision Pta
  • Transarterial Chemoembolization
  • Transhepatic Biliary Catheter
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stent Placement
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stone Removal
  • Transhepatic Biliary Stricture Dilation
  • Transjugular Liver Biopsy
  • Transradial Access For Vascular Interventions
  • Trans-Thoracic Microwave Ablation
  • Transthoracic Needle Biopsy
  • Transthoracic Radiofrequency Ablation
  • T-Tube Cholangiogram
  • Ureteral Stricture Dilation
  • Us Perc Cholecystostomy
  • Uterine Fibroid Embolization
  • Varicocele Embolization
  • Varicose Vein Treatment
  • Vascular Access Device
  • Vascular Malformation
  • Vertebral Augmentation
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Y-90 Treatment
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Personal Interests

I enjoy wakeboarding, snow skiing, and biking with my wife and two daughters.
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Publications

  • Haas RH, Thompson G, Morris B, Conright K, Andrews T [sic]: Pyruvate dehydrogenase activity in osmotically shocked rat brain mitochondria: stimulation by oxaloacetate. Journal of Neurochemistry 1988;50(3):673-80
  • Korbin CD, Van Allan RJ, Andrews RT, Katz MD, Teitelbaum GP: Strut interlocking in titanium Greenfield vena cava filters and its effect on clot capturing: an in vitro model. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 1994;17:204-6
  • Andrews RT, Koci T: Cerebellar herniation and infarction as a complication of an occult postoperative lumbar dural defect. American Journal of Neuroradiology 1995;16:1312-15
  • Andrews RT, Bova DA: Visualization of a post-operative bile leak during cholescintigraphy: morphine augmentation prevents false-negative study. Clinical Nuclear Medicine1995;20:642-3
  • Andrews RT, Osterman FA: Antegrade access to the superficial femoral artery using a dedicated vascular access ultrasound device. Applied Radiology 1998;27(8):33-36
  • Andrews RT, Geschwind JFH, Savader SJ, Venbrux AC: Entrapment of guidewires by Venatech and Greenfield vena cava filters during central venous catheter placement: percutaneous management in four cases. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 1998;21(5):424-428
  • Savader SJ, Lynch FC, Radvany MG, Kudryk BT, Andrews RT, Geschwind JFH, Singh HJ, Hamet MR: Single sample bile cytology: a prospective study in 80 patients with obstructive jaundice. JVIR 1998;9(5):817-821
  • Andrews RT, Venbrux AC, Magee C, Bova DA: Periarticular placement of a flexible endovascular stent (the Wallstent) in femoral arteries and veins: an in vivo study in the swine model. JVIR 1999;10(9):1219-1228
  • Andrews RT, Saxon RR, Bloch RD, Petersen BD, Uchida BT, Rabkin JM, Loriaux MM, Keller FS, Rösch J: Stent-grafts in de novo TIPS: technique and short-term results. JVIR 1999;10(10):1371-1378
  • Andrews RT, Bova DA, Venbrux AC: How much guidewire is too much? Direct measurement of the distance between jugular and subclavian access sites and the caval-atrial junction during central venous catheter placement. Critical Care Medicine 2000;28(1):138-142
  • Andrews RT, Bromley PJ, Pfister ME: Successful embolization of collaterals from the ovarian artery during uterine artery embolization for fibroids: a case report. JVIR 2000;11(5):607-610
  • Andrews RT, Brown PH: Uterine artery embolization: factors influencing patient radiation exposure. Radiology 2000;217(3):713-722
  • Spies J, Niedziecki G, Goodwin S, Patel N, Andrews RT, et al: Training standards for physicians performing uterine artery embolization for leiomyomtata: consensus statement developed by the task force on uterine artery embolization and the standards division of the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, August 2000. JVIR 2001;12:19-21
  • Lim JS, Andrews RT, Geschwind JFH: Balloon tamponade: a novel technique for visualizing and catheterizing the extrahepatic biliary ducts following partial transection. JVIR 2001;12:117-120
  • Pfister M, Andrews RT, Pavcnik, D, Uchida BT, Rösch J: Effects of intra-arterial thrombin in the swine model. JVIR 200;12:235-245
  • Binkert CA, Andrews RT, Kaufman JA: Utility of nonselective abdominal aortography in demonstrating ovarian artery collaterals among patients with uterine fibroids. JVIR 2001;12:841-845
  • Andrews RT, Binkert CA: Digital subtraction fluoroscopy to enhance visualization during uterine fibroid embolization. Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology 2003;26(3):296-7
  • Andrews RT, Binkert CA: Relative rates of blood flow reduction during transcatheter arterial embolization with tris-acryl gelatin microspheres or polyvinyl alcohol: quantitative comparison in a swine model. JVIR 2003;14(10):1311-6
  • Rufener JB, Andrews RT, Pfister ME, et al: An evaluation of commonly employed central venous catheter kits and their relative risk for complications of excess guidewire. Journal of Clinical Anesthesia 2003;15(4):250-6
  • Pavcnik D, Andrews RT, Yin Q, et al: A canine model for studying endoleak after endovascular aneurysm repair. JVIR 2003;14(10):1303-10
  • Andrews RT, Spies JB, Sacks D, et al: Patient care and uterine artery embolization for leiomyomata. JVIR 2004;15(2):115-20
  • Andrews RT: Contrast peripheral phlebography and pulmonary angiography for diagnosis of thromboembolism. Circulation. 2004;109(12 Suppl 1):I22-7
  • Binkert CA, Pavcnik D, Andrews RT, et al: Fallopian tube occlusion using a small-intestine-submucosa (SIS) device: Evaluation in a rabbit model. JVIR 2004;15(6):609-13
  • Sidhu MK, Perkins JA, Shaw DW, Bittles MA, Andrews RT: Ultrasound-Guided Endovenous Diode Laser in the Treatment of Congenital Venous Malformations: Preliminary Experience. JVIR 2005; 16:879-884
  • Vedantham S, Rundback JR, Comerota AJ, Hunter DW, Meissner M, Hofmann LV, Horne M, Gloviczk P, Andrews RT, et al: Development of a research agenda for endovascular treatment of venous thromboembolism: proceedings from a multidisciplinary consensus panel. JVIR 2005; 16(12):1567-73.
  • Vedantham S, Rundback JH Khilnani NM, Gloviczki P, Andrews RT, et al: Development of a research agenda for endovenous treatment of lower extremity venous reflux: proceedings from a multidisciplinary consensus panel. JVIR 2005; 16(12):1575-9.
  • Le VT, Andrews RT: Thermal osteonecrosis of the rib after radiofrequency ablation in the thorax. JVIR 2008; 19(6): 940-944.
  • Kolokythas O, Gauthier T, Fernandez AT, Xie H, Timm BA, Cuevas C, Dighe MK, Mitsumori LM, Bruce MF, Goswami GK, Andrews RT, et al: Ultrasound-based elastography - a novel approach to assess radiofrequency ablation of liver masses performed with expandable ablation probes: a feasibility study. Ultrasound Med 2008;27: 935-946
  • Doshi T, Mojtahedi A, Goswami GK, Andrews RT, Godke B, Valji K: Persistent cystic duct stump leak managed with hydrocoil embolization. CVIR 2009; 32(2): 394-6
  • Andrews RT, Spies JB, Sacks D, et al: Patient care and uterine artery embolization for leiomyomata. JVIR 2009; 20(7) Suppl; S307-11
  • Horvath K, Freeny P, Escallon J, Heagerty P, Comstock B, Glickerman DJ, Bulger E, Sinanan M, Langdale L, Kolokythas O, Andrews RT: Safety and Efficacy of Video-Assisted Retroperitoneal Debridement for Infected Pancreatic Collections: A Multicenter, Prospective, Single-Arm Phase 2 Study. Archives of Surgery 2010;145(9):817-825
  • Siskin GP, Haskal ZJ, McLennan G, Dake MD, Haake M, McDonald S, Royal W, Vedantham S, Hubbard D, Sclafani SJ, Andrews RT, Sauder H: Development of a Research Agenda for Evaluation of Interventional Therapies for Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel. JVIR 2012;22(5):587-593
  • Vo N, Shivaram GM, Andrews RT, Vaidya S, Healy P, Horslen S: Midterm Follow-up of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunts Using Polytetrafluoroethylene Endografts in Children JVIR 2012; 23(7):919-924
    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22609286
  • Andrews RT: Review of Baum S and Pentecost MJ (editors) Abrams Angiography: Interventional Radiology, 4th Edition. Journal of Vascular Surgery 1998; 27(2):397–398
  • Andrews RT: Diagnostic arteriography of the pelvis and lower extremities. Seminars in Radiology, 2000;17(1):71-111
  • Andrews RT: Review of Han MC and Park JH (editors) Interventional Radiology. American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) 2000; 175:1638
  • Andrews RT: Catheter selection and catheterization techniques. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2002;5(1):19-21
  • Andrews RT: Radiation exposure: dosimetry and dose reduction. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2002;5(1):26-29
  • Vedantham S, Sterling KM, Goodwin SC, Spies JB, Shlansky-Goldberg R, Worthington-Kirsch RL, Andrews RT, et al: Uterine fibroid embolization: Preprocedure assessment. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2002;5(1):2-17
  • Siskin GP, Bonn J, Worthington-Kirsch RL, Smith SJ, Shlansky-Goldberg R, Machan LS, Andrews RT, et al: Uterine fibroid embolization: Pain management. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2002;5(1):35-43
  • Sterling M, Vogelzang RL, Chrisman HB, Worthington-Kirsch RL, Machan LS, Goodwin SC, Andrews RT, et al: Uterine fibroid embolization: Management of complications. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2002;5(1):56-66
  • Chrisman HB, Smith SJ, Sterling KM, Vogelzang RL, Bonn J, Andrews RT, et al: Uterine fibroid embolization: Developing a clinical service. Techniques in Vascular and Interventional Radiology 2002;5(1):67-76
  • Sasadeusz K, Andrews RT: Uterine fibroid embolization. Seminars in Roentgenology 2002;37(4):361-370
  • Pfister ME, Andrews RT: Concerning bovine thrombin injection for the treatment of iatrogenic arterial pseudoaneurysms: Is it too good to be true? Journal of Vascular Surgery 2003;37(3):701-2
  • Vo NJ, Wieseler KW, Burdick TR, Goswami GK, Vaidya SS, Andrews RT: The use of paired optionally retrievable Gunther-Tulip filters in trauma patients with anatomical variants. Seminars in Interventional Radiology 2007; 24: 90-98
  • Ji H, Goswami GK, Andrews RT, Yang XM: Nanotechnology in Modern Biomedical Imaging. Current Medical Imaging Reviews 2008
  • Goswami GK, Andrews RT, Ji H, Yang XM: Nanotechnology in Image-Guided Interventional Therapies. Current Medical Imaging Reviews 2008
  • Vo N, Andrews RT: Uterine artery embolization: a safe and effective minimally invasive uterine sparing treatment option for symptomatic fibroids. Seminars in Interventional Radiology 2008; 25: 252-260
  • Burdick TR, Hoffer EK, Kooy T, Ghodke B, Starnes BW, Valji K, Goldberg S, Hallam D, Andrews RT: Which arteries are expendable? The practice and pitfalls of embolization throughout the body. Seminars in Interventional Radiology 2008; 25: 191-203
  • Vo NJ, Andrews RT: Uterine Artery Embolization: A Safe and Effective, Minimally Invasive, Uterine-Sparing Treatment Option for Symptomatic Fibroids. Semin intervent Radiol 2008; 25(3): 252-260
  • Vo NJ, Andrews RT: Uterine Artery Embolization: A Safe and Effective, Minimally Invasive, Uterine-Sparing Treatment Option for Symptomatic Fibroids. Semin intervent Radiol 2008; 25(3): 252-260
  • Andrews RT, Venbrux AC: Urodynamic measurement: the Whitaker test. In Sandhu J, Meglin AJ, Trerotola SO (editors): SIR syllabus of thoracic and visceral nonvascular interventions: genitourinary interventions. Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 1997, 249-54
  • Andrews RT: Teaching Case #48: Percutaneous occlusion of the ureter for permanent urinary diversion. In Sandhu J, Meglin AJ, Trerotola SO (editors) SIR syllabus of thoracic and visceral nonvascular interventions: genitourinary interventions. Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 1997, 553-56
  • Andrews RT, Saxon RR, Rosch J, Keller FS: Stent-grafts in transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt procedures. In Dolmatch BL and Blum U (editors): Stent grafts: current clinical practice. Thieme, New York, 2000, 127-142
  • Andrews RT: TIPS: Covered stents and long-term results. In Rossi P, Ricci P, Broglia L (editors): Portal hypertension: diagnostic imaging and image-guided therapy. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, 2000, 305-313
  • Andrews RT, Saxon RR, Keller FS: Improved TIPS patency with covered stents. In Savader SJ Trerotola SO (editors): Venous interventional radiology, 2nd Edition. Theime, New York, 2000, 84-97
  • Lam EY, Andrews RA [sic], Moneta GL: Peripheral and visceral vascular imaging using CT. In Lanzer P, Topol EJ (Editors): Pan Vascular Medicine: Integrated Clinical Management. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 2002, 458-465
  • Lam EY, Andrews RA [sic], Moneta GL: Peripheral and visceral vascular imaging using CT. In Lanzer P, Topol EJ (Editors): Pan Vascular Medicine: Integrated Clinical Management. Springer-Verlag, Heidelberg, Germany 2002, 458-465
  • Andrews RT: Percutaneous options for venous insufficiency due to valvular reflux. In Sze D, Ferral H, and Patel NH (Editors): SIR syllabus of venous interventions, 2nd Edition. Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 2006
  • Andrews RT and Kooy TK: Radiation Safety. In Siskin GP (Editor): Interventional Radiology in Women’s Health Care. Thieme, New York, 2009, 9-15
  • Andrews RT: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome. In Geshwind JFH and Dake MD (Editors): Abrams’ Angiography: Interventional Radiology, 3rd edition, 2014, 278-290
  • Connolley B, Andrews RT, Sidhu M: Overview of Pediatric Interventional Radiology: Clinical Care. In Temple M and Marshalleck FE (Editors): Pediatric Interventional Radiology - Handbook of Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventions. Springer Science + Business Media, New York, 2014, 3-16.
  • Connolley B, Andrews RT, Sidhu M: Periprocedural Care in Pediatric Interventional Radiology. In Temple M and Marshalleck FE (Editors): Pediatric Interventional Radiology - Handbook of Vascular and Non-Vascular Interventions. Springer Science + Business Media, New York, 2014, 17 - 32.
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Professional Associations

Society of Interventional Radiology; Society of Interventional Oncology
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Languages

  • English

Practice Locations

R. Torrance T. Andrews practices at one location

Swedish Interventional Radiology
Affiliated Facilities
  • Swedish First Hill