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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...

2014-03-24 12:27:37

Loping Gazelles, Talking Toys Effectively Distract Patients, Shows First Such Study of Interventional Radiology Treatments SAN DIEGO, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Music may soothe the soul, but it takes video to calm a patient undergoing medical treatment, notes a study in which individuals watched television shows or movies through special video glasses while having a biopsy or other minimally invasive treatment. The research is being presented at the Society of...

2014-03-24 08:29:46

KAST Pivotal Trial Results Plus other Published Comparative Studies Show Kiva Meets or Exceeds Balloon Kyphoplasty Performance SAN DIEGO, Calif., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Benvenue Medical, Inc. announced the full commercial launch of the Kiva VCF Treatment System for the reduction and treatment of spine fractures at the Society for Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting, where results from KAST (Kiva System as a Vertebral Augmentation Treatment - A Safety and...

2014-03-24 08:28:31

PRINCETON, N.J., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirtex Medical Limited (ASX: SRX) and Guerbet S.A. (GBT.PA) are pleased to announce today that the two companies are entering into a collaboration to advance research in primary and secondary metastatic liver cancer. The objective of the collaboration is to evaluate the unmet clinical need in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma, metastatic colorectal cancer, neuroendocrine tumors, and a range of other secondary liver cancers*....

2014-03-22 12:21:37

Gold Medalists to Be Recognized for Excellence in Interventional Radiology, Advancements in Patient Care at Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Society of Interventional Radiology will present its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Michael D. Dake, M.D., FSIR; Matthew A. Mauro, M.D., FSIR; and Lenny K. Tan, M.D., FSIR, on March 25, during its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The Gold Medal acknowledges...

2014-03-22 12:21:34

Medical Director at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, Champion of Multidisciplinary Collaboration to Benefit Patient Care, Will Deliver Opening Plenary at SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego SAN DIEGO, March 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Society of Interventional Radiology Past President James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR, a practicing interventional radiologist, clinical researcher and medical director at Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute's (BCVI)...

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...


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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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