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Shady Grove Radiology Expands Interventional Services


Denise Kramer, R.T.
Shady Grove Radiology
(301) 212-4220

Germantown, MD (May 19, 2010)
—Advanced medical imaging is revolutionizing a wide variety of medical procedures that previously required major surgery and hospital stays. Minimally invasive, image-guided alternatives to major surgery for various diagnostic and treatment purposes belong to a medical subspecialty known as interventional radiology.

Shady Grove Radiology, a practice providing a comprehensive range of hospital- and outpatient-based medical imaging services in Montgomery County, has strengthened their interventional radiology team with the addition of Dr. Alex Wurm.

Dr. Wurm received his interventional radiology training through a fellowship at the University of California at San Diego, which is recognized nationally for leadership in interventional radiology. With Shady Grove Radiology, he will apply his in-depth vascular and interventional experience, including procedures for:

  • Blood vessel access for intravenous antibiotic treatment, chemotherapy, or hemodialysis
  • Image guided biopsies, which provide minimally invasive options for cancer diagnosis
  • Filter placements in the inferior vena cava to prevent blood clots from entering the lungs
  • Catheter placements for liver drainage
  • Various interventions for the urinary system, such as stent placements to bypass obstructions
“We’re delighted to welcome Dr. Wurm to our practice,” said David J. Rothfeld, M.D., of Shady Grove Radiology. “His depth and breadth of experience will be a significant enhancement to our ability to serve patients in Montgomery County with minimally invasive, image-guided vascular and interventional procedures.”

Dr. Wurm, a long-time native of the Greater Washington D.C. area, is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed a residency in radiology at the Eastern Virginia Medical School, and a fellowship in interventional radiology at the University of California at San Diego. Dr. Wurm is board certified in diagnostic radiology by the American Board of Radiology (2008), and is a member of the Society of Interventional Radiology, the American College of Radiology, and the Radiological Society of North America.

Married and currently residing in Rockville, Dr. Wurm enjoys outdoor activities such as mountain biking and hiking in his spare time.


About Shady Grove Radiology
Since 1979, Shady Grove Radiology has provided patients in Montgomery County with state-of-the-art medical imaging services in hospital and outpatient settings. Their patient-centered culture is focused on exceeding the expectations of patients and referring physicians. The practice serves patients at six locations in Germantown, Montgomery Village, and Rockville. For more information, visit www.shadygroveradiology.com.

To arrange interview, photo, or video opportunities, please contact William C. Hayward, Communications, at 717-852-7171 or bhayward@marketingworks.net.

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