Tag: comment and analysis

amanda smolock

An insight into treating liver tumours with thermal ablation

Amanda Smolock (Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA) discusses how her practice operates, using microwave ablation nearly exclusively for primary and metastatic liver tumours...
cazzato

Interventional radiology outpatient clinic: Another success story in IR’s bright history

Interventional radiology (IR) was officially born on January 16, 1964, when Charles Dotter performed the first arterial angioplasty at the Department of Radiology at...

The rebirth of transarterial radioembolization and the crucial role of the...

After the disappointment of a few failed randomised controlled trials (RCTs), transarterial radioembolization (TARE) is finally back in the spotlight. And interventional radiologists (IRs)...

“Vocal anaesthetic”: The key role and unique challenges of anaesthesia in...

As interventional radiology (IR) evolves and expands, so too does the role of anaesthetic support to get these patients safely through their procedures. Where...

Transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with Yttrium-90 in paediatric primary liver tumours

Primary paediatric liver cancer is a rare disease, accounting for 1–2% of childhood cancers, or about 150 new diagnoses of paediatric liver malignancy per...
eric keller

“We need to define and articulate the ethics of IR”

Interventional radiology (IR) is a growing, dynamic field, still working to define its professional identity— who we are and where we are going as...
vascular tim clark

The vascular biology behind endovascular therapies

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) produces a global health burden and remains a leading cause of disability, limb loss and reduced quality of life. PAD...