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13 Mar, 2017, 09:12 ET Innovative Treatment Offers Relief to Children with Frequent Migraine Headaches

A minimally invasive treatment for migraine headaches used for adults is also proving to be a safe and effective treatment for children and...


10 Mar, 2017, 09:12 ET Future Is Now: Artificial Intelligence Virtual Consultant Helps Deliver Better Patient Care

Interventional radiologists at UCLA are using technology found in self-driving cars to power a machine learning application that helps guide...


09 Mar, 2017, 14:51 ET Nonsurgical Treatment for Enlarged Prostate Remains Effective for Years

A minimally invasive treatment that reduces urinary tract symptoms for men with enlarged prostates maintains its effectiveness for at least...


08 Mar, 2017, 17:25 ET Michael D. Darcy, M.D., FSIR delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2017

Changes in health care payment models that emphasize quality and results provide new opportunities for interventional radiologists, said...


08 Mar, 2017, 16:54 ET Society of Interventional Radiology names Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR president

Suresh Vedantham, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist, and professor of radiology and surgery at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology,...


08 Mar, 2017, 16:33 ET Society of Interventional Radiology selects 32 Fellows

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) inducted a record-breaking 32 new Fellows during its Annual Scientific Meeting, March 4–9 in...


08 Mar, 2017, 16:18 ET Society of Interventional Radiology bestows highest honors

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Katharine L. Krol, M.D., FSIR; Jeanne M....


08 Mar, 2017, 15:52 ET JVIR, SIR Foundation spotlight studies advancing vascular treatment

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) -- the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific...


08 Mar, 2017, 14:45 ET Minimally Invasive, Less Expensive Treatment for Uterine Fibroids Underutilized

A nationwide study shows that uterine fibroid embolization (UFE) is vastly underutilized, compared to hysterectomies, despite data showing that...


08 Feb, 2017, 09:05 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation to bestow annual awards

Riad Salem, M.D., MBA, FSIR, will receive the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award on March 7, during the...


20 Jan, 2016, 10:03 ET SIR 2016: Improving patient care through innovation, research and technology

Registration is now open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR's) Annual Scientific Meeting, the world's most comprehensive...


01 Oct, 2015, 11:58 ET SIR 2016: Innovation, research and technology merge to improve patient care

Online registration (http://bit.ly/1Li27JS) is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting....


25 Nov, 2014, 10:17 ET Y-90 and liver cancer: Applying the best of today's medicine

 Interested in initiating, developing or strengthening a clinical care practice in intra-arterial Y-90 for the treatment of liver cancer?...


12 Nov, 2014, 15:00 ET Large-scale study on vein filter use launches

The first large-scale, multispecialty prospective clinical research trial to evaluate the use of inferior vena cava (IVC) filters and related...


29 Oct, 2014, 13:53 ET SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine

Online registration (http://bit.ly/1vy0DQn) is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2015 is...


27 Aug, 2014, 13:59 ET LEARN to Treat Peripheral Arterial Disease Patients

About 8 million Americans have peripheral arterial disease (PAD) in the legs due to buildup of fatty plaque in the arteries, according to recent...


05 Aug, 2014, 11:25 ET Drive the Future of Image-guided Intervention: Submit Research

The Society of Interventional Radiology is accepting scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology...


20 May, 2014, 11:42 ET SIR Foundation Announces First Interventional Radiology Outcomes Research Grant

 The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation—together with the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute—invites researchers...


27 Mar, 2014, 09:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Selects 29 Fellows

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) announced the addition of 29 Fellows to the Fairfax, Virginia-based, national organization's roster...


26 Mar, 2014, 09:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Names James B. Spies as President

James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, chair of the radiology department at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital and professor of radiology at...


24 Mar, 2014, 15:00 ET SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Present Awards

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology—the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific...


24 Mar, 2014, 12:00 ET New Implant Shows Promise for Painful Osteoporotic Spine Fractures

Individuals suffering from spinal fractures—caused by osteoporosis or weakened bones—now have another option to reduce pain, restore...


24 Mar, 2014, 12:00 ET Prostate Treatment Lasts, Preserves Fertility

Shrinking the prostate without surgery can provide long-term relief to men with this common condition that causes annoying symptoms, such as...


24 Mar, 2014, 12:00 ET Y-90 Provides New, Safe Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

A minimally invasive treatment that delivers cancer-killing radiation directly to tumors shows promise in treating breast cancer that has spread to...


24 Mar, 2014, 12:00 ET Keep Calm and Don Your Video Glasses

Music may soothe the soul, but it takes video to calm a patient undergoing medical treatment, notes a study in which individuals watched television...