Tag: interventional radiology

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.”...