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2014-05-21 23:15:37

The Fibroids Project presents the first citywide Uterine Fibroids Online Conference on Saturday, June 14, 2014, focused on the Philadelphia tri-state area and the Delaware Valley Region with the attendee expectancy of over 1,000 African-American women. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014 The City of Philadelphia will host the Uterine Fibroids Online Conference, in which it will partner with several major city-based health organizations. The Fibroids Project, the brains behind the online...

2014-05-01 08:35:09

Preliminary Observations Presented at GEST Show Increased Tumor Penetration with the Surefire SAN FRANCISCO, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surefire Medical, Inc. announced today that early observations from the first direct comparison of the Surefire Infusion System vs. a standard end hole catheter in vivo will be presented at the Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies (GEST) meeting in San Francisco May 1-4. The University of Tennessee Medical Center prospective study uses...

2014-04-24 16:29:23

MINNEAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Consulting Radiologists, Ltd.'s Interventional Neuroradiology (NIR) team at Abbott Northwestern Hospital's Neuroscience Institute reached a new milestone on Tuesday, April 15. The doctors treated their 2,000th brain aneurysm since the program started at the hospital in the mid 1990s. The current team consists of three Consulting Radiologists, Ltd. (CRL) doctors: Dr. Benjamin Crandall, Dr. Josser Delgado, and Dr. Yasha Kadkhodayan. For...

2014-04-23 09:35:06

Patients with arteriovenous malformations (abnormal connection between arteries and veins) in the brain that have not ruptured had a lower risk of stroke or death for up to 12 years if they received conservative management of the condition compared to an interventional treatment, according to a study in the April 23/30 issue of JAMA, a neurology theme issue. Interventional treatment for brain arteriovenous malformations (bAVMs) with procedures such as neurosurgical excision, endovascular...

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...


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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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