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Interventional Radiologist

Dr. Nischal G Kundaragi

Interventional Radiologist


Interventional Radiologist


Aster CMI


Dr. Nischal G K is one of the interventional radiology consultants in India at Aster CMI Hospital with 12 years of experience. He specializes in various Vascular and Nonvascular interventions and diagnostic procedures. Dr. Nischal has previously worked at some of the best corporate hospitals in Chennai and Bengaluru.

Dr. Nischal attained his post-graduation (MDRD) from the prestigious Government medical college and Hospital, Nagpur (One of the few government medical colleges in India to have an Interventional Radiology facility). He has completed his DNB, as a Fellow of the Royal College of Radiology (FRCR), London, UK, and has completed a fellowship in guided interventions in Seoul, South Korea. And also completed the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR).



Work Experience

Interventional Radiology and Interventional oncology

All Lines and ports (perm cath, PICC line, chemo port, Hickman line, etc).

All organ, ultrasound / CT scan guided FNAC, biopsies, and drainage procedures – Liver, kidney, lung, thyroid, breast, adrenal, lymph node, etc.

Bronchial artery embolization (BAE).

Pulmonary artery embolization and stenting.

Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) and transarterial radioembolization (TARE, Y90) including Lung shunting for Inoperable liver cancers.

Tumour/cancer ablation - Microwave ablation, Radiofrequency ablation (RFA), and ethanol ablation --- liver, kidney, lung, thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and bone tumors.

Percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) and stenting (Plastic and metallic stents).

Trans jugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) and DIPS.

Trans jugular liver biopsy and pressure measurements (TJLB and HVPG).

Portal vein embolization (PVE) and stenting.

Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration (BRTO), coil-assisted retrograde transvenous obliteration

(CARTO), Porto-systemic shunt coiling for Gastrointestinal bleeding and hepatic encephalopathy.

Hepatobiliary and GI angiographies, coiling, and GI vascular stenting.

All types of body (neck to toe) vascular embolization (coil, PVA, glue etc).

Post-transplant (Liver and kidney) complications management – Vascular and non-vascular complications.

Peripheral vascular (Arterial, venous, Aorta, IVC, etc) angiographies, thrombolysis, mechanical thrombectomy, and stenting (EVAR / TEVAR). IVC filter placement.

Hysterosalpingography (HSG) & FTR

All types of percutaneous drainage & catheter placement, percutaneous nephrostomy (PCN), and DJ stenting.

Laser ablation of varicose veins. Sclerotherapy and glue injection of varicose veins.

All paediatric vascular (Angiography embolization, sclerotherapy, plasty/stenting, etc) and non-vascular intervention (USG/CT guided procedures).

Past Positions

Associate / junior consultant – Global Hospital, Apollo hospitals.

Awards & Recognitions

YOUNG INVESTIGATORS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD for a paper presentation from the Korean Congress of Radiology (KSR) 2009 Seoul, South Korea.

1ST IN QUIZ conducted by Indian College of Radiology and Imaging (ICRI) in "ICRI 2009 IMAGING UPDATE" held on 8th and 9th august 2009 at Nagpur, India.

1ST IN NEURORADIOLOGY QUIZ conducted by Vidarbha chapter MSBIRIA in "resident education course (REC)

Neuroradiology" held on 22nd Feb 2010 at GMC Nagpur.

APPRECIATION AWARD for participating in the interventional radiology quiz conducted at the "63rd annual congress of IRIA 2010" held between 23rd and 26th January 2010 at Ahmedabad, Gujarat.

BRONZE PRIZE AND HONORARY MENTION AWARD for Unforgettable ultrasound in 44th Korean Society of Ultrasound in Medicine (KSUM), 2013, Seoul, South Korea.

Runner-up prize in Interventional Radiology quiz in ISVIR 2016 conference, Bengaluru, India.


Life Member:

Indian radiological and imaging association (IRIA) and Indian society of Vascular Interventional radiology (ISVIR). Karnataka branch of ISVIR

Associate Membership:

Cardiovascular And Interventional Radiological Society Of Europe (CIRSE)

Society Of Interventional Radiology (SIR)

The Asia Pacific Society Of Cardiovascular And Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR


A total of 20 articles published in journals.

  1. Kundaragi NG, S Sunil Kumar, Talwade R, Lokeshwaran S. Endovascular treatment of pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms post COVID-19 pneumonitis. J Clin Interv Radiol ISVIR. 14 February 2022, DOI ISSN 2457-0214. 

  2. Dr. Nischal Kundaragi, Dr. Girish BV, Dr. Puneeth Kumar KN. Shunt embolization and balloon-occluded retrograde transvenous obliteration procedures to treat hepatic encephalopathy. Int J Radiol Diagn Imaging 2021;4(2):42-45. DOI: 10.33545/26644436.2021.v4.i2a.198.

  3. Sinha D, Kundaragi NG, Sharma S, Kale SK. Can strain elastography be used in the reclassification of indeterminate breast lesions in BIRADS lexicon?: A prospective study. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2020 Oct-Dec;30(4):493-499.

  4. Sinha D, Kale S, Kundaragi NG, Sharma S. Mesenteric ischemia: a radiologic perspective. Abdom Radiol (NY). 2020 Nov 23. DOI: 10.1007/s00261-020-02867-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33230592.

  5. Nischal. G. Kundaragi, Naresh Bhat, Sudhir Kale. Successful Management of an Unusual Complication after Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Procedure. J Clin Interv Radiol ISVIR 2020;4:60–63.

  6. Sinha D, Sharma S, Kundaragi NG, Kale SK. The added value of strain elastography in the characterisation of breast lesions: A prospective study. Ultrasound. 2020 Aug;28(3):164-173. doi: 10.1177/1742271X20912762. Epub 2020 Mar 16. PMID: 32831889; PMCID: PMC7412947.

  7. Kundaragi NG, Asthana S, Reddy J, Lochan R. Hepatic arterial communicating arcades-Case series and review of literature. Indian J Radiol Imaging. 2019 Oct-Dec;29(4):462-467. DOI: 10.4103/ijri.IJRI_413_19. Epub 2019 Dec 31. PMID: 31949354; PMCID: PMC6958894.

  8. Sinha D, Kundaragi NG, Kale SK, Sharma S. Fibrosing mediastinitis mimicking as chronic pulmonary thromboembolism. BJR Case Rep 2019; 5: 20190049.

  9. Kundaragi NG, Asthana S, Reddy J, Lochan R. Hepatic arterial communicating arcades — Case series and review of literature. Indian J Radiol Imaging 2019;29:462-7.

  10. Kundaragi NG, Rachapalli V, Uthappa MC. Measurement of Inferior Vena Cava to Shunt Distance in Deciding Access Route for Balloon-Occluded Retrograde Transvenous Obliteration Procedure: A Pilot Study. Am J Interv Radiol 2018,