Irene Bargellini (Pisa, Italy) tells BLearning IR at the first Embolotherapy conference (ET; 26–29 June, Valencia, Spain) that non-target embolization is a frequently under-diagnosed, sometimes fatal, problem that interventional radiologists encounter every time they work with embolics. Understanding the vascular...
 Sanjay Misra (Rochester, USA) talks to Interventional News about his research into whether stem cell therapy can help AVFs (arteriovenous fistulas) mature and also prevent venous stenosis. The pilot study with a small group of haemodialysis AVF patients led to “promising...
Jos van den Berg (Lugano, Switzerland), Antonio Micari (Bergamo, Italy) and Marianne Brodmann (Graz, Austria) sit down after a specially convened US FDA panel reviewed paclitaxel device data, with recommendations still to come. The physicians discuss the safety of...
Speaking at the Charing Cross Symposium 2019 (CX; 15–18 April, London, UK), Jeffrey Jump (Nyon, Switzerland) outlines the impact of the Medical Device Regulations (MDR), which he believes will be “the most devastating thing to happen to European healthcare...
Transarterial chemoembolization using microspheres appears to show “much better outcomes” than those seen with conventional TACE, both in the setting of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) treatment and when used to treat colorectal cancer patients, Philippe Pereira (Heilbronn, Germany) tells Interventional...
Rajesh Dave (Camp Hill, USA) talks to iWounds News about his highlights from the 15th annual C3 conference, which included a special session on the paclitaxel controversy. Dave talks about the “journey of 15 years” and how the meeting started...
 While the standard approach for preparing the future liver remnant prior to liver resection is to use portal vein embolization, a new technique—variously either called double vein embolization, or liver venous deprivation—can enhance the rapidity of the desired response....
 Dan Sze (Palo Alto, USA), chair, 2019 Annual Meeting Program and Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh (Orange, USA), chair, 2019 Scientific Program, discuss the highlights of the 2019 Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting. The programme-makers set out to turn some...
 There is a huge group of knee osteoarthritis patients in whom conservative therapy fails. Yet, many of these patients are not candidates for joint replacement. If proven to have long-term benefits, geniculate artery embolization—a minimally invasive procedure performed in...
 Jason Levy (Atlanta, USA) and Sandeep Bagla (Virginia, USA) talk to Interventional News about preliminary results from the ongoing OPuS One study. The OPuS One post market study is currently collecting real world data on the effectiveness of the...
 Watch the video roundup from the CX2019 Highlight Session, Paclitaxel: The last word. Filmed onsite at the Charing Cross Symposium (15–18 April 2019, London, UK).
Eluvia DES is the only technology that uses polymer-based drug delivery to treat Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Its polymer ensures that the majority of drug is delivered to the tissue while minimizing downstream particulates. Boston Scientific has more than...
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 a select subset of patients undergoing multistep Y-90 procedure can bring down the skin-to-treatment time...
Jonathan Beard (Sheffield, UK) discusses the current medico-legal issues in the field and explains how interventionalists can become “the fall-guy for the inadequacies of other clinicians”. Beard touches on how the threshold for informed consent has changed “dramatically” in...
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 that I can reach out, grab and move around like a virtual object is going to...
 Kevin Seals (San Francisco, USA) and Andrew Taylor (San Francisco, USA) talk to Interventional News at SIR 2019 about the current and future use of smart speaker technology in the angiosuite, which allows interventional radiologists to access critical digital...
 Following the latest information presented at the Charing Cross (CX) International Symposium related to the meta-analysis of paclitaxel-coated devices (Katsanos et al), hear from a multi-specialty panel of global experts who are discussing their current practice and the way they...
 At the Charing Cross International Symposium, Gary Ansel (Columbus, Ohio) moderates a global panel that includes Thomas Albrecht (Berlin, Germany), Peter Schneider (San Francisco, USA) and Eric Secemsky (Boston, USA). The panel outlines the value of paclitaxel devices in...
 There were calls for greater transparency and sharing of the available randomised controlled trial data of paclitaxel-coated devices at the CX 2019 Highlight Session, Paclitaxel: The Last Word. The session also emphasised the need for a meta-analysis of individual patient-level data...
 Martin Radvany (Little Rock, USA) and Joan Wojak (Lafayette, USA) tell Interventional News that there is a shortage of physicians that are trained to perform stroke thrombectomy and to look after patients after the procedure. It is vital for...
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 across the globe. Findeiss touches on the issues that hinder the widespread adoption of IR,...
Alan Matsumoto (Charlottesville, USA) talks to Interventional News about the disruption and fragmentation that is causing a “tornado in healthcare”. He expanded on how interventional radiologists should show “unity in purpose” in the face of disaggregating forces such as...
 Paclitaxel kills the cells in the artery wall; sirolimus simply stuns them. So says Peter Gaines (Sheffield, UK) at VLF 2019 while commenting on the modes of action of these two agents that have been used in drug-coated devices...
 Eric Secemsky (Boston, USA) takes Interventional News through the main highlights of his recently published analyses of a US Medicare claims dataset that examined the association between drug-eluting devices and mortality in peripheral arterial disease patients. Secemsky spoke at...
 The renal denervation bubble collapsed due to a single trial—SYMPLICITY HTN-3, but this trial’s findings went against the grain, Horst Sievert (Frankfurt, Germany) tells Interventional News at CRT 2019. Sievert shares early results of alcohol-mediated renal denervation, which were presented as a late-breaking abstract...
 Bringing interventional oncology (IO) and radiation oncology (RO) closer together would yield more than important logistical gains for IO; it would open up a wealth of possibilities for patients. Andy Adam (London, UK; an interventional radiologist) and Lizbeth Kenny...
 Gary Ansel (Columbus, USA) tells Vascular News at VEITHSymposium 2018 about how drug-based therapies have become a mainstay in femoropopliteal revascularisation and how interventionalists should be using best medical therapy “more than we do ”. He also shares his...
 In the arterial space, VIVA 2018 focused on the fact that there is an increasing awareness of limb threatening ischaemia coupled with an increase in interventional tools, but no clear defined pathway for treatment. There is also uncertainty about...
 Jihad Mustapha (Grand Rapids, USA) explains how the Temporary Spur stent system (Reflow), which is a spiked self-expanding stent is intended for use in conjunction with a drug-coated balloon, works to help deliver drug to the media or subintima...
 Nicholas Inston (Birmingham, UK) tells Vascular News at LINC 2019 about the exciting field of percutaneous arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation, the main devices and trials in the space and the lack of long-term evidence showing AVFs created percutaneously “are still...
 At the EKOS symposium at LINC 2019, Nils Kucher (Zurich, Switzerland), Houman Jalaie (Aachen, Germany) and Mert Dumantepe (Istanbul, Turkey) share their experiences in treatment of pulmonary embolism, acute and chronic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) using acoustic pulse thrombolysis. This...
 Dierk Scheinert (Leipzig, Germany) talks to Vascular News at LINC 2019 about the importance of vessel preparation with adjunctive therapies such as the use of the dedicated scoring balloon, ULTRASCORE (BD), prior to the use of a drug-coated balloon...
 Sean Lyden (Cleveland, USA) and Fabrizio Fanelli (Rome, Italy) discuss the safety and future of drug-coated balloons (DCB) in light of the latest pooled analysis of patient-level data of over 2,300 patients treated with Philips’ Stellarex DCB in above-the-knee...
 Renowned experts expressed confidence in the continued use of paclitaxel-coated devices after independent patient-level data presented at LINC 2019 did not show correlation between paclitaxel exposure and mortality. Findings from Baim (formerly Harvard Clinical Research Institute) are now published in...
 A renowned panel, moderated by Dierk Scheinert (Leipzig, Germany), comprising Peter Schneider (Honolulu, USA), John Laird (St Helena, USA) and Thomas Zeller (Bad Krozingen, Germany) expressed confidence in the continued use of paclitaxel-coated devices after individual patient-level data were...
 An analysis ATTRACT has just been published in the journal, Circulation in which the authors examine the effect of pharmacomechanical catheter-directed therapy (PCDT) in ATTRACT patients with iliofemoral DVT. Interventional News spoke to Mark Garcia (Wilmington, USA), Jacob Cynamon (New York,...
 Konstantinos Katsanos (Patras, Greece) tells Interventional News about new data from a meta-analysis that has been published in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA) that suggest there is an increased risk of death at two and five...
 “There are simply not enough trained specialists to treat stroke patients in the US. We need to recruit physicians with endovascular skills—interventional cardiologists, interventional radiologists and vascular surgeons—to train them appropriately so that they can help deliver endovascular...
Michael Jaff (Newton, USA) outlines the major recent developments in best medical therapy that will impact the treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) at VEITHsymposium 2018.
Raman Uberoi (Oxford, UK) tells Interventional News at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, that offering any treatment for abdominal aortic aneurysms, be it endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), open surgery, or best medical therapy, should depend on putting the patient...
 Treating severely calcified arteries by endovascular means is still a challenge, although atherectomy, stents and lithotripsy are all techniques that are employed.  Lithotripsy (also called Lithoplasty) seeks to microfragment the calcium seen in the vessels of peripheral arterial disease...
 Individual evaluation of each patient, and each aorta, is key to durable repair “The instructions for use (IFU) are not a clinical guideline, so trainees should really think about what the main considerations are when they are implanting devices in...
 Daniel Sze (Stanford, USA) tells Interventional News that the focus on diversity is not just about social justice. “It is really about bringing the many good ideas and innovations that will come from women and underrepresented minorities to the table in...
 Tobias Steinke (Dusseldorf, Germany) reported on the Lutonix Global arteriovenous (AV) Registry at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. Lutonix Global AV Registry data add to real-world outcomes of using Lutonix DCB in AV access. Straight after the presentation, Steinke tells Interventional News about...
Darren Klass (Vancouver, Canada) tells Interventional News that social media is helping spread the word about the back hand approach for distal radial access. Klass also elaborates on the technique’s advantages and his team’s experience with it. 
Sneak preview: Anna Maria Belli (London, UK; right in video), who was awarded the CIRSE Gold Medal at the 2018 meeting in Lisbon, Portugal, and Tze Min Wah (Leeds, UK) tell Interventional News that addressing the concerns about radiation...
Christoph Binkert (Kantonsspital, Winterthur, Switzerland) tells Interventional News at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal, that the transradial approach is rapidly gaining momentum in Europe for use in visceral embolization, but that it needs longer lengths of tools before it...
Andrew Holden (Auckland, News Zealand) interviews Stefan Mueller-Huelsbeck (Flensburg, Germany) to distil the key findings of the IMPERIAL trial one-year data that were presented for the very first time at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon. In the randomised controlled trial, Eluvia,...
M Victoria Marx, an interventional radiologist at Keck Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, USA, has been appointed president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) for 2018–2019. Marx tells Interventional News: “My main goal is to continue the momentum that we...
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QH9H-hwdb6o&feature=youtu.be Francesco Carnevale (São Paulo, Brazil) speaks on the growing acceptance for prostatic artery embolization. The national regulatory bodies in Brazil and the UK recommending the procedure are "a huge development in the field of embolization", he tells Interventional News...
Ulf Teichgräber, Jena, Germany, discusses the EffPAC trial 12-month results which were presented for the first time at CX 2018
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This video from the Penn Image-Guided Interventions (PIGI) laboratory demonstrates an augmented reality computed tomography-guided lung ablation procedure using the Microsoft Hololens. The PIGI laboratory focuses on translational research for the development of novel imaging approaches and advanced therapeutics...
An interventional pioneer, Josef Rösch made monumental contributions to medicine through his research and development of numerous minimally invasive, image-guided procedures. This video from the Interventional Initiative tracks his life and works. ...
Researchers at Mayo Clinic (Rochester, USA), Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (both Boston, USA) are developing a biomaterial that has potential to protect patients at high risk for bleeding in surgery. Embolization is often accomplished by...
See you in Barcelona, September 10-14, for CIRSE 2016 – the world’s largest interventional radiology congress. ...
This animated Mode of Action video provides a narrative look at Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT) using SIR-Spheres® Y-90 resin microspheres. SIRT is a targeted liver tumor treatment that delivers millions of radioactive microspheres directly to inoperable liver tumors....
The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York City, USA has become the first in the world to offer radiopaque bead treatment with M1 Lumi for liver cancer patients. The minimally invasive treatment using the bead loaded with doxorubicin, is now available for...
Mubin Syed discusses his study on gastric artery embolization as a new potential treatment for obesity. The study, which aims to suppress the production of the appetite-stimulating hormone, ghrelin, was presented at RSNA 2015. ...
EuroPCR 2015 course director Alberto Cremonesi, Italy, Antoine Sauguet, France, and Thomas Zeller, Germany, are interviewed by Robert Byrne, Germany, about what is new in the field of peripheral interventions. ...
This video visually explains the process for transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) using bioresorbable microspheres, a new type of embolic agent that is being tested in various embolization procedures. These bioresorbable embolic beads, from EmboMedics, are made of cellulose and chitosan...
At Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, interventional radiologist Aaron Fischman performs transradial access for peripheral embolization of a splenic artery aneurysm. https://youtu.be/TyhLthzUo5A
This video tells the story of one of the world’s most prominent heart surgeons, Edward Diethrich, and the career-altering health issues he has faced as a result of chronic, low-level exposure to ionising radiation through his work. ...
At ECR 2015 Johannes Weber, Kantonsspital St Gallen, Switzerland, explains how he used Siemens’ syngo Dyna4D for an embolization of the arteriovenous malformation. syngo Dyna4D enables time-resolved 3D imaging in angiography, making it possible to visualise the three-dimensional volume of...
We have an innate mechanism that ensures that our blood vessels do not become blocked. The protein A1M, alpha-1-microglobulin, is naturally present in the body and prevents oxidation of blood fats—a major cause of atherosclerosis. The discovery is the...
Andreas Adam (King’s College, London, UK) talks to ecancertv at NCRI 2014 about interventional oncology, which joins surgery, radiation oncology and medical oncology and focuses on minimally invasive image-guided methods to locally destroy tumours using various forms of energy...
Interventional radiologist Riad Salem, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, gives an overview of BTG’s radioembolic TheraSpheres, which were showcased at ECIO 2014. https://youtu.be/0PPY9D3MiwI
Interventional radiologist Dennis Tonner Nielsen, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark, gives an overview of Terumo’s MicroThermX ablation system, which was showcased at ECIO 2014. ...
A team of Cardiac Surgery specialists from Grenoble, France, has created this video detailing the resultant creation of a false lumen (double-barrelled aorta) and the propagation of the dissection. The false lumen extends proximally, resulting in an aortic insufficiency, or...
Here is an animation of Boston Scientific’s Vessix renal denervation system. Boston Scientific CEO Mike Mahoney was quoted by Qmed as being "optimistic" about renal denervation and the Vessix system despite Medtronic’s Symplicity system having failed on efficacy in...
This video demonstrates how selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) is used target microspheres to liver tumours via the hepatic artery. According to Sirtex: "tumours can be selectively irradiated leaving healthy tissue relatively unaffected". ...
Haroun Gajraj, director of the The VeinCare Centre, Bristol, UK, speaks about using medical super glue for the treatment of varicose veins and superficial venous reflux. ...
Mahmoud B Malas, director of Endovascular Surgery, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, USA, discusses his late-breaking trial, which was presented at SCAI 2013 (8–11 May 2013, Orlando, USA), on angioplasty following carotid stent deployment and the risk of restenosis...
A team at Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada, performs a renal denervation procedure. ...
The System, a collaborative film by the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and the Health Foundation, an independent charity, traces the way in which a combination of factors are shown to converge during a biliary intervention procedure carried...
This short video describes how blood clots form in the body. Deep vein thrombosis or DVT occurs when a blood clots forms in the deep veins of the legs or pelvis. Learn how these clots form, about risk factors,...
Patrick Peeters, chief Department Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Surgery, Imelda Hospital, Bonheiden, Belgium, speaks about the right mix to make bioabsorbable drug-eluting stents, potential benefits, and challenges in the peripheral and coronary arteries treatment. https://youtu.be/kS9IwwSU6eo

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