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2011-11-14 16:28:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular Designs, Inc., a medical device manufacturing company, today announced that its IsoFlow(TM) Infusion Catheter has received CE Mark approval for use in Europe and Canada. The IsoFlow(TM) Infusion Catheter enables targeted sideways perfusion, allowing physicians to precisely target and isolate areas within the body where the infused drugs are delivered. With IsoFlow(TM) Infusion Catheter's unique design, medications can be delivered...

2011-11-09 17:38:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Vascular Designs, Inc., a medical device manufacturing company, today announced that its IsoFlow(TM) Infusion Catheter - which received FDA marketing clearance in 2009 - is now in use at UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, California in the treatment of liver cancer. The IsoFlow(TM) Infusion Catheter enables targeted sideways perfusion, allowing physicians to precisely target and isolate areas within the body where the infused drugs are...

2011-11-05 01:15:59

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms — an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring. Brain aneurysms occur when the weak wall of an artery carrying blood to the brain begins to bulge and balloon out. If the artery ruptures, the hemorrhage can lead to stroke, brain damage or death. To create a plug...

2011-10-19 09:47:00

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Studies on Yttrium-90 Radioembolization Treatment for Liver Cancer Illustrate Ways to Assist in Treating Even the Most Challenging Cases FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Finding innovative, minimally invasive ways to treat liver cancer--and being able to tailor that treatment individually to patients--are hallmarks of interventional radiologists. Advances in yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization for liver cancer, a...

2011-07-07 01:00:00

PAMPLONA, Spain, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of the multi-centre European Network on Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 Resin Microspheres (ENRY) analysis of the long-term outcomes related to survival and safety of radioembolization using SIR-Spheres in patients with inoperable primary liver tumours were published on-line today in Hepatology, the peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of the Study of Liver Diseases.[1] Evaluation of 325 patients with...

2011-06-30 07:30:00

NATICK, Mass., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the immediate U.S. and European launch of its Interlock(TM) - 35 Fibered IDC(TM) Occlusion System. Earlier this year, the system received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE Mark approval for obstructing or reducing blood flow in the peripheral vasculature during embolization procedures. The Interlock - 35 System consists of a 0.035" detachable coil that...

2011-05-31 09:00:00

TUSTIN, Calif., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- MicroVention-Terumo, Inc., a leader in developing, manufacturing and marketing interventional neurovascular devices, announced today the final 18-month follow-up data in a landmark international study. The HydroCoil® Endovascular Aneurysm Occlusion and Packing Study (HELPS) published in The Lancet, showed that the HydroCoil Embolic System for treating cerebral aneurysms reduced recurrence and retreatment rates and provided...

2011-04-06 12:25:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved a new device that provides neurointerventional surgeons with another tool to treat brain aneurysms without performing open surgery. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090824/FDALOGO) An aneurysm is a weak, enlarged area in an artery (blood vessel). Over time, the force of normal blood pressure can cause it to rupture, which can be life-threatening and cause...

2011-03-29 07:00:00

Prostatic Artery Embolization: Study Shows Symptom Improvement Comparable to "Gold Standard" Transurethral Resection of the Prostate--Without Surgical Risks of Sexual Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Blood Loss, Retrograde Ejaculation CHICAGO, March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new interventional radiology treatment that blocks blood supply to men's enlarged prostate glands shows comparable clinical results to transurethral resection of the prostate (or TURP), considered the...

2011-03-16 12:25:00

High-quality, Efficient, Minimally Invasive Medical Treatments Showcased March 26-31 in Chicago, Ill. FAIRFAX, Va., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology will present the latest research on treatments for individuals with chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency or CCSVI; liver and breast cancer; enlarged prostates; uterine fibroids, high blood pressure; and more at its 36th Annual Scientific Meeting March 26-31 at McCormick Place (West) in...


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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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