Tag: interventional radiology

curriculum

CIRSE updates and expands their interventional radiology curriculum for medical students

The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has released a newly revised interventional radiology (IR) curriculum for medical students. Where the original...
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Patients deserve improved access to IR services

In the wake of the recent joint statement from the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) advocating...
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BSIR and RCR joint statement supports increased provision of interventional radiology...

The Interventional Radiology Committee of the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR), in collaboration with the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR), have released a...
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Interventional radiologists earn higher salaries than diagnostic radiologists

Interventional radiologists earned higher salaries in the USA in 2018 than their colleagues in diagnostic radiology, according to the latest data from AuntMinnie.com’s SalaryScan...

Radiology trainees’ exposure to invasive procedures is in decline

As interventional radiology evolves as a distinct specialty from diagnostic radiology, the central and ongoing role of diagnostic radiologists in performing certain invasive radiological...

Five ways to improve interventional radiology

According to a new survey of European interventional radiology (IR) departments published in Insights into Imaging, five steps should be taken to improve provision...
female

Number of studies authored by female IRs on the rise

Women are equally as productive as men in terms of number of publications, citations, and grants, a recent study investigating the impact of women...
competitive

Interventional radiology among the most competitive medical specialties of 2018 in...

Integrated interventional radiology has been listed among the American Medical Association’s (AMA) seven most competitive medical specialties in 2018. “The National Resident Matching Program considers...

Balt announces receiving CE mark for Magic Glue, a next generation...

Balt International has announced receiving the CE mark for Magic Glue, its next generation of cyanoacrylate liquid embolic agent. Magic Glue is indicated for...
Scotland

Scotland on red alert over shortage of interventional radiologists

Interventional radiologists issued a red alert warning over staff shortages in Scotland as the only full-time specialists based in the Scottish Highlands step down....
Barry Katzen

Move to less invasive medicine is “one of the greatest shifts...

“Innovation has driven my life in interventional radiology—and what a ride it has been,” said Barry Katzen, founder and chief medical executive of Miami...

Stephen B Solomon

Stephen B Solomon, chief, Interventional Radiology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA and president of the Society for Interventional Oncology (SIO)...

Immersive nature of virtual reality will “herald a sea change” in...

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) debuted the first-ever virtual reality 360 (VR360) training video showcasing an endovascular transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) procedure...

Less expensive and more realistic 3D models of blood vessels improve...

A relatively inexpensive 3D-printed model of a patient’s blood vessels is as effective as current commercially available models for training medical students in interventional...

Cook Medical announces major realignment of its business

Cook Medical has announced key changes that simplify its organisational structure to better support customers. These changes realign the current sales, marketing, research and...

Guerbet acquires IR microcatheter maker Accurate Medical

Guerbet has announced that it has entered into an agreement under which it will acquire Israeli company Accurate Medical, which specialises in the development...
Roberto Iezzi

Future directions for ablation in interventional oncology

The notion of locally destroying a cancer percutaneously with minimal morbidity and mortality has become accepted as part of the modern armamentarium for treating...
Eye dose radiation exposure new limits

New guidelines on radiation exposure to significantly reduce annual eye dose...

The new European Directive laying down basic safety standards for protection against the dangers arising from ionising radiation exposure will come into effect on...

New study uses cryoablation to target vagus nerve and obesity

A new study is underway at Emory Healthcare, Atlanta, USA, to evaluate the use of cryoablation to treat mild to moderate obesity. The clinical trial,...

Peer-reviewed medical journals should publish scientifically valid information “to combat misinformation”

Klaus Hausegger, chairman of the Institute of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology in Klagenfurt, Austria, and president-elect of the Austrian Roentgen Society, will take up a new...

Adept Medical launches I.R Platform

Adept Medical, the Auckland based manufacturer of the STARSystem, has announced the release of its latest product innovation, the I.R. Platform (interventional radiology platform)....

PAIRS meeting showcases interventional radiology trends in the Middle East

The 2017 edition of the annual PAIRS meeting was held in Dubai 15–18 March and reflected the growing enthusiasm of the interventional radiology community...

UK Medical announces ‘strategic buy out’ from BD

A Sheffield healthcare company has announced a strategic ‘buy out’ from its parent company, BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a deal which will see...

Artificial intelligence virtual consultant could guide interventional radiology patient care

Interventional radiologists at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, USA, are using technology found in self-driving cars to power a...

Interventional radiology’s right to compete

There is a recent story about a UK-based private insurer potentially no longer recognising interventional radiologists as primary practitioners for the treatment of varicose...

Gireesh Mukund Warawdekar

“Interventional radiology has always been characterised by its innovative spirit. We are now seeing progress with new procedures being developed to create percutaneous arteriovenous fistulae....

Interventional oncology should identify “unmet immunotherapy needs”

Daniel Sze, speaking at the ninth annual Symposium on Clinical Interventional Oncology (CIO; 4–5 February 2017, Hollywood, USA), noted that immunotherapy is a “huge...

Ringing in the radial revolution

There is an explosion of interest in transradial access within interventional radiology. With the twitterverse abuzz with hashtags such as #radialfirst and #transradial and...

Society of Interventional Radiology statement on US president Donald J Trump’s...

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) president Charles E Ray Jr has issued the following statement in response to US president Donald J Trump’s executive...

Patients are potentially placed at risk in the absence of 24/7...

“Patient safety must come first, alongside the recognition of the essential role interventional radiology plays in the provision of modern medical care,” Raman Uberoi,...

Why gynaecologists do not perceive any conflict with interventional radiologists over...

Many suspect that medical tribalism is economically motivated and the most common answers from clinicians on why inter-speciality tension exists are “money” and “ego.”...