Dr. Ram Kishore Gurajala, MD
Dr. Ram Kishore R. Gurajala is an Interventional radiologist, currently practicing at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Gurajala completed his medical education at Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India, followed by residency training in Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at Mersey School of Radiology in Liverpool, United Kingdom. This was followed by Fellowship training in Interventional Radiology from Cleveland Clinic. His main areas of interest are Interventional Oncology, Hepatobiliary Interventions, Venous samplings. In addition, he likes teaching which led to the idea of creating the website ir4u.info, which is probably one of few educational websites dedicated to IR.
“Coming from where there was no talk about IR, to present day with almost 10 years of experience, it always make me feel that I should give something back to the country where I trained. The idea has been in my mind for years since I joined radiology.
Lack of information, advertisement , support from other specialties, and, often, no direct patient referral continue to make IR a basement or dark room specialty. With information layered into different pages throughout this website, I would like to allow both medical and nonprofessional people to explore different options made available by a robust IR practice. I would like to give a special thanks to my friend, colleague Dr Karuppasamy who has been like a mentor guiding me through this initial steps of new discovery. I would also like to thank my other mentors Dr Geisinger and Dr Levitin, with out whom I would not have reached where I am today and I would always be grateful to them. Finally, I would like to thank my wife and children for their enormous support and help in making this happen.”
Medical School & Residency
Gandhi Medical College
Royal college of surgeons, Edinburgh
Royal college of radiologists, United Kingdom
American board of Interventional radiology
DABR and DABIR
Comparison of Yttrium-90 (Y-90) absorbed doses calculated using PET/MR Versus PET/CT imaging in patients undergoing Selective Internal Radiation Therapy for hepatic malignancies.
Y-90 radio embolization of hepatic malignancies: semi-automated tumor feeder vessel detection and its clinical potential in optimizing treatment:
E. Fayazzadeh, V. Reddannagari, R. Kishore Gurajala, A. Gill, A. Levitin, G. McLennan, JVIR, Vol. 32, Issue 5, Supplement, S92, Published in issue: May 2021
Real-time image-guided drainage of postsurgical pericardial effusion is an effective alternative to surgical window.
S. Gallagher, F. Syed, R. Gurajala, A. Gill, A. Levitin, K. Karuppasamy, JVIR, Vol. 32, Issue 5, Supplement, S153, Published in issue: May 2021
Independent usefulness of flow phase 99mTc-red blood cell scintigraphy in predicting the results of angiography in acute gastrointestinal bleeding.
Gurajala RK1, Fayazzadeh E1, Nasr E2, Shrikanthan S2, Srinivas S2, Karuppasamy K1, Br J Radiol. 2019 Feb; 92(1094)
Relationship between cone-beam CT technique and diagnostic usefulness in patients undergoing embolotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.
D. Gutierrez, R. Kishore Gurajala, B. Kapoor, R. Setser, K. Karuppasamy Clinical Radiology Volume 72, Issue 11, November 2017
"A 'Train-track' Technique in Anatomic Reconstruction of SVC Bifurcation Complicated by Cardiac Tamponade: An Introspection"
Karunakaravel Karuppasamy, Mohammed Al-Natour, Ram Gurajala, Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology, 2017 Apr;40(4):629-633
Negative flow phase Technetium-99m-labeled red blood cell scintigraphy independently predicts lack of extravasation on subsequent angiograms in patients with positive dynamic phase scintigraphy.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 26(2):S101-S102 · February 2015
Time to reassess efficacy of empiric embolization in endoscopically confirmed non-variceal acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 26(2):S102-S103 · February 2015
Our experience with acute non-variceal gastrointestinal hemorrhage: the role of catheter-directed angiogram in 93 patients in a tertiary center.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 26(2):S105 · February 2015
Venous phase C-arm cone beam CT in portomesenteric venous thrombosis: diagnostic value in assessing collateral pathways compared to digital subtraction angiogram.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 26(2):S121 · February 2015
Effect of C-arm Cone-Beam CT rotation time on diagnostic quality and radiation dose during embolotherapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology 26(2):S116 · February 2015
“IR4U provides an excellent variety of topics for all levels of education. For fellowship, I utilize the case collection as a great supplemental “quick hit” on top of my standard IR curriculum. New content is frequently created and uploaded on a weekly basis, so I always come back for more!.”
Interventional Radiology Fellow 2021-22, Cleveland Clinic
“This is a great initiative providing valuable information to IR Trainees/Practitioner, Referring Clinicians and Most Importantly, patients regarding Interventional radiology in one easily accessible location.”
RadhaKrishna Popuri, Interventional Radiologist
The Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, Australia
“Thank you to Dr. Gurajala and his team for creating this excellent IR resource. His passion for teaching is nothing short of inspiring. I look forward to using the website throughout my radiology training. I love the simple and consistent theme of the website. The schematics are perfect for quick review of procedures and concepts. The site also has many fascinating cases for review, all with high quality images and explanations. The team that manages the website is responsive to feedback and constantly improving the site. To the medical students reading this, I highly recommend reaching out to Dr. Gurajala if you would like to learn more about the incredible field of IR. He is a great teacher who will help you achieve your goals!”
OMS-4, Ohio University HCOM
“Whether you’re a med student, resident, attending physician or patient, you’ll find a comprehensive list of topics about Interventional Radiology on IR4U. There’s no other resource available to learn/refresh yourself about a number of interventional procedures. There’s also a vast number of interventional cases that are both interesting and useful to challenge yourself to determine what you would do in that particular case. And given that this Radiology, there are thousands of images, as well as many diagrams to help conceptualize the topics.”
PGY4 ESIR resident, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Interventional Radiology is a very diverse field with ongoing innovation. IR4U is an excellent resource for providers and trainees. It offers an opportunity to learn about the essentials of IR, in addition to learning about some fascinating cases. It also provides general information and schematics that can be shared with patients. Dr. Gurajala is very experienced and knowledgeable in his field; I’m fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and work with him. I have been visiting IR4U for several years, and it has helped my practice significantly. It is continually being updated with new cases and information. I look forward to seeing the evolving developments that are to come!
Physician Assistant, Cleveland Clinic
“Whether you’re prepping for your next case or studying for the Radiology CORE exam, IR4U will help you succeed. With an ever-growing list of topics, the website keeps expanding and will continue to be exciting, as interventional radiology is always on the cutting edge. I strongly recommend IR4U to anyone wanting to learn more about Interventional Radiology. I feel lucky to have the resource, and I hope you enjoy it.”
PGY4 ESIR resident, Cleveland Clinic Foundation