Tag: SIR 2019

uterine fibroid embolization

Uterine fibroid embolization is safe and effective: An interview on its...

Interventional News speaks to Jemianne Bautista-Jia about her research on uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). “Being in the same demographic as my patients allows me...

“The era of healthcare disruption is here”: Alan Matsumoto urges IR...

Interventional radiologists must work as a group to make the practice of medicine more patient-centric and efficient, said Alan H Matsumoto, professor and chair...

Accelerating tumour treatment with “the one-hour” Y-90

Riad Salem (Chicago, USA) tells Interventional News at the SIR annual scientific meeting that removing a key step—the MAA scan to determine lung shunting—in...
mixed reality

SIR 2019: Mixed reality will be “the future” for interventional physicians

The use of mixed reality will enable interventionists to see 3D anatomy ‘in 3D’, as a hologram (as opposed to on a 2D screen). “Having holography...
voice

Voice recognition to play “a huge part” in future interventional procedures

 Kevin Seals (San Francisco, USA) and Andrew Taylor (San Francisco, USA) talk to Interventional News at SIR 2019 about the current and future use...
vertebroplasty

Response: The ASBMR taskforce report is “dangerous” and “shameful”

A recent taskforce report charged by the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) concluded that current evidence does not support the routine...
Pisco

In memoriam—Professor João Bexiga Martins Pisco (1941–2019)

Tiago Bilhim remembers Professor João Bexiga Martins Pisco, who passed away on 26 March 2019, during the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional...

Specialty should not be barrier to acquiring specific stroke training to...

 Martin Radvany (Little Rock, USA) and Joan Wojak (Lafayette, USA) tell Interventional News that there is a shortage of physicians that are trained to...

SIR president, Laura Findeiss, outlines efforts to increase global access to...

Laura Findeiss, (Atlanta, USA) president of SIR, talks to Interventional News about the society's efforts to improve access to interventional radiology (IR) in communities...

2019 Charles T Dotter Lecture: Unity and having patients as our...

Alan Matsumoto (Charlottesville, USA) talks to Interventional News about the disruption and fragmentation that is causing a “tornado in healthcare”. He expanded on how...
IR

Laura Findeiss

After coming across interventional radiology in a “fortunate accident”, the 2019–2020 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) president Laura Findeiss talks to Interventional News about...

Interventional radiologists achieve similar clinical outcomes to published data for complex...

Appropriately trained interventional radiologists performing endovascular thrombectomy in technically complicated stroke cases achieve similar reperfusion and clinical outcomes to those reported in the published...
registry

Global registry to collect real-world data on liver lesions ablated with...

A new global registry from Ethicon (part of Johnson & Johnson medical device companies) has been launched to collect and analyse real-world data on...
Parkes Weber Syndrome

The importance of paediatric interventional radiology for the treatment of Parkes...

Daryl Goldman, Suroosh Marzban, and Robert Rosen highlight the use of catheter-based techniques for the treatment of Parkes Weber syndrome in children. Summarising their...
diversity

GEMS programme launches to promote diversity in IR specialty

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced the establishment of the Grants for Education of Medical Students (GEMS) programme at its 2019 annual scientific...
gallbladder

Gallbladder cryoablation “promising” minimally invasive cholecystitis treatment in high-risk patients

A first-in-human trial finds that gallbladder cryoablation to be a promising alternative to long-term cholecystostomy tube drainage for the treatment of cholecystitis in non-operative...
gold

SIR 2019 Gold Medallists exemplify outstanding achievement in interventional radiology

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest honour, the SIR Gold Medal, to Alan H Matsumoto, Daniel Picus and James B Spies...

Virtual reality enables real-time, internal view of patient anatomy during treatment

Immersive virtual reality (VR) may enable interventional radiologists to improve treatments using real-time 3D images from inside a patient’s blood vessels. New research presented...
fibroid

Uterine fibroid embolization safer and as effective as surgical treatment

Uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) effectively treats uterine fibroids with fewer post-procedure complications compared to myomectomy, according to new research presented at the Society of...

Training IRs to perform thrombectomies maintains quality of stroke care and...

Training interventional radiologists to perform endovascular thrombectomies results in positive outcomes for patients experiencing stroke, according to a study presented at the Society of...

New interventional radiology treatment for “tennis elbow” reduces pain and inflammation...

Tennis elbow, the painful chronic condition that affects up to 3% of the US adult population, can be effectively treated through transcatheter arterial embolization...
smart

Smart speaker technology harnessed for hospital medical treatments

Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms,...