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IR Bites workshop blueprint: A comprehensive guide to running your own...

Speaking on behalf of ‘IR Bites’—a group whose mission is to raise the baseline public understanding and level of education on interventional radiology (IR)—medical...

Should all radiologists in training or interventional radiology fellows be taught...

I believe medicine is an art not a science. WH Auden said it was the art of wooing nature not the science of healing....

AI technology provides “exceptional”* capabilities for outpatient embolization treatment

This advertorial is sponsored by GE HealthCare. “Our practice has embraced the concept of artificial intelligence as a tool that improves physician performance for...

Roundtable sparks audience discussion on the pitfalls and successes in global...

In a roundtable dedicated to comparing training pathways for interventional radiology (IR) in Saudi Arabia, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), Europe and...

Alda Tam

Alda Tam is an interventional radiologist and professor at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA, and is current president...
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Philips announces LumiGuide 3D imaging technology availability in Europe and USA

Phillips' LumiGuide ‘human GPS’ technology is now available to specialised hospitals in Europe and the USA. LumiGuide uses light reflected along an optical fibre...

Photoacoustic ultrasound imaging shown to improve diagnostic accuracy of cancerous ovarian...

Published in the December 2023 issue of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Quing Zhu (Washington University, St Louis, USA) et al state that they...
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Moral injury “prevalent” among interventional radiologists in the USA

A recent study concerning moral injury (MI) among interventional radiologists has found that the condition is “prevalent” throughout the field, and has been shown...
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IASIOS reports first accredited centre in the USA

The International Accreditation System for Interventional Oncology Services (IASIOS) has reported experiencing exponential growth exceeding 150% in the past year. IASIOS has been at...

You can’t always get what you want, but you may get...

Over several decades, interventional radiology (IR) has scaled to significant heights, leading technological advancements and minimally-invasive techniques. As these milestones have been reached, however,...
Raman Uberoi

“The solution is an IR speciality”: Raman Uberoi gives Andreas Gruentzig...

Interventional radiologist and medical director for The Royal College of Radiologists, Raman Uberoi (The John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, UK), gave this year’s Andreas Gruentzig...

Interventional News Issue 92—November 2023 US Edition

Interventional News 92 Highlights: International IR voices map the path to primary specialty Interventional News welcomes new editor-in-chief Robert Morgan Profile: Jonathan Moss CIRSE: Top...

Interventional News Issue 92—November 2023

Interventional News 92 Highlights: International IR voices map the path to primary specialty Interventional News welcomes new editor-in-chief Robert Morgan Profile: Jonathan Moss CIRSE: Top...

SIO president sets sights on becoming “strongest voice for the...

Muneeb Ahmed is an interventional radiologist specialising in interventional oncology (IO) at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre (Boston, USA) and current president of the...
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Micromate: Your robotic assistant for all needle interventions from head to...

This advertorial is sponsored by Interventional Systems. Achieving consistency, accuracy, and ease of use in interventional radiology (IR) and interventional oncology (IO) procedures, including biopsy...

CIRSE curriculum update targets greater harmonisation and improvement in global IR...

In February 2023, the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), in conjunction with the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) Interventional Radiology...
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“The PAIRS IR curriculum […] will be published by the 2024...

Ayman Al Sibaie is a consultant interventional radiologist currently working at Rashid Hospital (Dubai, UAE), and has been the president of the Pan Arab...

A window into IR training in the USA

Oluwatoyin (Toyin) Dada is a current fifth-year postgraduate trainee (resident) in interventional radiology (IR) and diagnostic radiology (DR), and Ariana Mills, a first-year resident....

What’s better, what’s not, and what’s next

Interventional News began more than 20 years ago as an effort to better cover the global interventional space, selecting news stories and other content...

New report returns to issue of improving UK’s paediatric IR provision

In 2010, the UK Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) published a report focused on...
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Farah Gillan Irani

“Even , healthcare costs are spiralling, so we are also learning how to be prudent.” Farah Gillan Irani is an Indian-born and educated interventional...

Pulsed radiofrequency with steroid injection brings sciatica relief

Researchers found that a minimally invasive procedure combined with epidural steroid injection treatment led to superior pain reduction and disability improvement over one year...
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New study examines extent of interventional radiology recognition among US public

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) published a paper in January 2023 examining the potential barrier that the name of the interventional...
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UK-based initiative promotes awareness of IR among medical students and trainees

Indrajeet Mandal, a second-year radiology registrar at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (Oxford, UK), speaks to Interventional News about the interventional radiology (IR)...

Fundamental IR techniques help provide invaluable treatment options for animals

 Peter Littler (Newcastle, UK) talks to Gerard McLauchlan (Surrey, UK) and Alex Horton (Surrey, UK) about veterinary interventional radiology following a special session titled...

Improving interdepartmental communication to avoid forgotten ureteric stents

There are some very serious risks associated with forgotten ureteric JJ stents. David Maudgil, a consultant interventional radiologist at Wexham Park Hospital, Frimley Health...

BSIR expands focus on diversity, equity and inclusion

 Elika Kashef (London, UK) addresses the implications of interventional radiology not being equally accessible to people from all walks of life. This has triggered...

Prevalent, invisible conflict of interest places US IR research results on...

Interventional radiology is regularly characterised as being “a hotbed of innovation”, but the first study to directly evaluate the level of agreement between disclosed...

Making social media work for you: Tips from a RadChick

 “Like anything in the medical community, there can be positive and negative,” Agnieszka Solberg (Bismarck, USA) tells Interventional News discussing the impact of social...

International training and outreach in the pandemic era

As we start to emerge from the strictures imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is timely to reflect on the delivery of education and...

Why histotripsy may be the next leap forward in ablative therapy

 Histotripsy, which was invented at the University of Michigan, uses pulsed sound waves to destroy tissue. It is a non-invasive and non-thermal mechanism that...

“You have to help the next woman up”: Highlighting pioneering women...

 President of the American College of Radiology (ACR), Geraldine McGinty is also a radiologist and the chief strategy officer, as well as the chief...

Medical societies issue revised, patient-centred measures for stroke interventions

Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) publishes guidelines on clinical practice of intra-arterial stroke revascularisation Revised guidelines for the non-surgical, image-guided interventional treatment of acute ischaemic...

Interactive virtual reality enhances physicians’ treatment planning of complex conditions

Virtual reality (VR) provides interventional radiologists with a 360-degree view of internal anatomy to enhance procedure planning. Interactive VR brings medical images to life on...

Lack of diversity “one of the biggest” challenges facing IR

Fostering a diverse interventional radiology (IR) workforce is difficult, but vital, because heterogeneous groups can be more innovative, be better at complex problem-solving, achieve...

Hospital brings emergency REBOA procedure training to trauma US specialists

Grady Memorial Hospital, the first in Georgia, USA, to perform resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA), will soon offer trauma specialists around...

Clinical capabilities of Infinix-i 4D CT showcased at ECR 2018

Healthcare centres around Europe are realising a new realm of clinical efficiency with the Infinix-i 4D CT system, which seamlessly integrates interventional radiology and...

Virtual reality enters the IR suite

Whether you are chasing Pikachu in the park or planning an IR procedure, virtual reality is increasingly "part of life" and has huge opportunities...

New UK guidance on training IR to speed up roll out...

Emergency mechanical thrombectomy dramatically increases a stroke patient’s chance of a full recovery. The UK does not have enough skilled doctors to provide the procedure....

ECR 2018 to spotlight artificial intelligence, debut special IR programme

The upcoming annual meeting of the European Society of Radiology (ESR; 28 February – March 4, 2018, in Vienna, Austria) has adopted the motto...

Image-guided pulsed radiofrequency provides relief from low back pain

The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back pain and sciatica, according to a...

Image-guided, minimally invasive medicine revolutionises emergency care

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), in coordination with Member of the US House of Representatives (Rep.) from Utah's 4th district, Mia Love, hosted...
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Single and double needle ultrasound-guided irrigation have a place in treatment...

According to a new study published online in the journal Radiology, when ultrasound-guided percutaneous irrigation is performed to treat shoulder calcification, the choice of...

Update for CIRSE’s European IR Curriculum and Syllabus

The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has announced the presentation of the second edition of the European Curriculum and Syllabus for...

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology has growing impact on medicine

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology’s (JVIR’s) impact factor—one measure of a journal’s influence based on the number of article citations compared to...

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)....

CIRA appoints Daniel Lapointe as new executive director

The Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Daniel Lapointe as CIRA’s new executive director on the association’s...

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...

Innovative catheter-based treatment offers relief to children with frequent migraines

A minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and teenagers....

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...
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ConvertX nephroureteral stent system gets US FDA clearance

BrightWater Medical has announced that the US FDA has cleared the company’s innovative ConvertX nephroureteral stent system for treatment of ureteral obstructions. Patients with...