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2014-03-28 12:26:29

Supera Stent Addresses Growing Need in the U.S. to Treat People with Blocked Blood Vessels and Restore Blood Flow in the Upper Leg ABBOTT PARK, Ill., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott today announced that its Supera(®) Peripheral Stent System has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat people with blocked blood vessels in the upper leg caused by peripheral artery disease (PAD). PAD occurs when fat and cholesterol buildup causes arteries outside of the...

2014-03-27 08:35:00

Newest Leaders in Research, Scientific Literature, Teaching and Leadership Announced at 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced the addition of 29 Fellows to the Fairfax, Virginia-based, national organization's roster during SIR's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, March 22-27 in San Diego. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR membership, goes to members who...

2014-03-26 16:15:10

In a series of studies involving 140 American men and women with liver tumors, researchers at Johns Hopkins have used specialized 3-D MRI scans to precisely measure living and dying tumor tissue to quickly show whether highly toxic chemotherapy – delivered directly through a tumor's blood supply – is working. The investigators say their findings, to be presented March 22-27 in San Diego at the annual meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiology, are the first "proof of principle"...

2014-03-26 12:29:33

Study presented at SIR also concludes coiling can be eliminated or minimized with use of the technologically advanced Surefire Infusion System SAN DIEGO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Surefire Medical, Inc. today announced that the Coiling vs. Surefire Infusion System in Y90 (COSY) clinical trial, presented today at the Society for Interventional Radiology meeting in San Diego (SIR), showed significant reductions in fluoroscopy time, procedure time, radiation dose and contrast dose...

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...

2014-03-25 16:25:35

DUBLIN, Mar. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/k8gx4n/china ) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Interventional Cardiovascular Device Industry" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) With the accelerated aging, the prevalence of cardiovascular diseases in China increased year by year. According to statistics of National Health and Family Planning...

2014-03-24 20:23:53

Second Generation drug coated balloon designed to address both acute and long-term outcomes PLEASANTON Calif. and SINGAPORE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TriReme Medical LLC, a subsidiary of Singapore based QT Vascular Ltd. announced today that the first three patients were enrolled in a clinical study of its unique drug-coated Chocolate® PTA balloon. Dr. Andrew Holden, co-Principal Investigator of the study, performed these procedures at Auckland City Hospital, in Auckland, New...

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...


Latest Interventional radiology Reference Libraries

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...

Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal
2012-04-25 10:47:29

Biomedical Imaging and Intervention Journal (BIIJ) is an online open-access peer-reviewed medical journal published quarterly. The first issue was published in July 2005. The journal publishes video recordings of presentations at selected meetings, conferences, and seminars, which may be used for educational purposes. All video publications since November 2009 are also available on SciVee. BIIJ’s costs are met by donations from regional and international biomedical imaging industry and...

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