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2014-04-08 08:31:00

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sequent Medical, Inc. announced today that it has closed a $20.0 million Series D venture capital financing, led by existing investor Delphi Ventures. All of Sequent's other existing investors participated in the financing, Domain Associates, US Venture Partners, and Versant Ventures. "We appreciate the continued support from our investor consortium as we continue to build Sequent into a leading neurovascular franchise," said Tom...

2014-03-26 08:29:59

Recognized World Authority in Uterine Fibroid Embolization Assumes Leadership at SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego; New Executive Council Members Announced SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, chair of the radiology department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and professor of radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., assumed office as the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2014-15...

2014-03-24 16:23:03

JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper on Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel Presented to International Authority on Radiation Protection; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article Examines Therapies That Help Chemotherapy Patients SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology--the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal--together with SIR Foundation, will...

2014-03-24 12:30:43

Prostate Size, Severe Symptoms Not a Barrier to Success, Say Interventional Radiologists About Nonsurgical Prostate Artery Embolization SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shrinking the prostate without surgery can provide long-term relief to men with this common condition that causes annoying symptoms, such as frequent trips to the bathroom, suggests a study of nearly 500 men. According to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th...

2014-03-24 12:30:19

Largest Study of Its Kind Shows Minimally Invasive Treatment May Slow Disease Progression in Liver While Maintaining Quality of Life SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows promise in treating breast cancer that has spread to the liver when no other treatment options remain, according to research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual...

2014-03-22 12:21:22

Ziv J Haskal, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Editor-in-chief, Will Receive Leaders in Innovation Award; Foundation Also Bestows Young Investigator, Research and Philanthropy Awards During SIR 2014 SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ziv J Haskal, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and editor-in-chief of the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR's) flagship publication, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR), will receive the...

2014-03-13 08:30:01

Georgetown is First and Only U.S. Center to Study Non-Surgical, Minimally Invasive Approach to Treat Enlarged Prostate WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Physicians at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and Georgetown University Medical Center have just begun to study the safety and effectiveness of prostate artery embolization (PAE) in men with enlarged prostate glands and urinary obstruction. The condition is called benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH and,...

2014-03-13 08:27:58

WESTMINSTER, Colo., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surefire Medical, Inc., developer of a new class of infusion systems designed to maximize direct-to-tumor drug delivery, announced today that the company has received 510(k) FDA clearance and the CE Mark for its enhanced line of Surefire Guiding Catheters used in radioembolization and chemoembolization procedures. Surefire's newest guiding catheters--Axis, Cobra1 and Simmons1--are designed to provide Interventional Radiologists and...

2014-03-05 08:31:11

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Report Highlights Benefits of Different Access Approach to Treat Women's Noncancerous Growths; Could Be "Game Changer" for Image-guided Minimally Invasive Treatments, Improving Patient Comfort FAIRFAX, Va., March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Interventional radiologists have devised a new way to access a woman's fibroids--by flipping her wrist and treating via an arm not groin artery--to nonsurgically shrink noncancerous growths...

2014-02-05 08:30:48

Acclaimed Embolic Protection System Expands to Treat Carotid Artery Disease BOSTON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- InspireMD, Inc. ("InspireMD" or the "Company") (NYSE MKT: NSPR), a leader in embolic protection systems, today announced that its new CGuard(TM) carotid embolic protection system has been successfully implanted in recent procedures, including a patient treated during the 17(th) Annual Symposium on Interventional Cardiology & Angiology held in Hamburg, Germany on...


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Interventional Radiology
2013-03-04 16:18:42

Interventional radiology (IR) is a special sub-operation under general radiology. It is used to find, diagnose and treat a disease in almost every body system. The process of interventional radiology is very noninvasive to help with the recovery and outcome of the procedure. It utilizes x-rays, CT, ultrasound, MRI, and other modes of imaging in order to direct tools in the body as well as a variety of catheters, narrow tubes, so that incisions can be minimalized. How it is Performed...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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