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Mar 03, 2015, 05:42 ET Interventional radiology offers new treatment for enlarged prostates

Men with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate is enlarged but not cancerous, have a new, breakthrough treatment...


Mar 03, 2015, 05:39 ET 3-D printing offers innovative method to deliver medication

3-D printing could become a powerful tool in customizing interventional radiology treatments to individual patient needs, with clinicians having the...


Mar 03, 2015, 05:24 ET Alan H. Matsumoto assumes Society of Interventional Radiology presidency

Alan H. Matsumoto, M.D., FSIR, FACR, FAHA, an interventional radiologist and professor and chair of the department of radiology and medical imaging...


Mar 01, 2015, 09:03 ET Interventional radiology treatment relieves chronic plantar fasciitis

Patients suffering from chronic plantar fasciitis now have a new weapon against this debilitating foot ailment, according to research presented at...


Mar 01, 2015, 09:02 ET Image-guided treatment shown to break the migraine cycle

An innovative interventional radiology treatment has been found to offer chronic migraine sufferers sustained relief of their headaches, according to ...


Nov 25, 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? The Society...


Nov 12, 2014, 03:00 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...


Oct 29, 2014, 01:53 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...


Aug 27, 2014, 01:59 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...


Aug 05, 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 for ...


May 20, 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 to apply for an...


Mar 27, 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...


Mar 26, 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 Georgetown ...


Mar 24, 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 function and...


Mar 24, 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 frequent ...


Mar 24, 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...


Mar 24, 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...


Mar 24, 2014, 03:00 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 journal—together with SIR...


Mar 22, 2014, 12:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Presents Highest Honors

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.,...


Mar 22, 2014, 12:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Names James Benenati as Dotter Lecturer

Society of Interventional Radiology Past President James F. Benenati, M.D., FSIR, a practicing interventional radiologist, clinical researcher and...


Mar 22, 2014, 12:00 ET Interventional Radiologists Receive Honors From SIR Foundation

Ziv J Haskal, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and editor-in-chief of the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR's) flagship...


Mar 05, 2014, 09:24 ET With Flip of Wrist, Interventional Radiologists Treat Uterine Fibroids

Interventional radiologists have devised a new way to access a woman's fibroids—by flipping her wrist and treating via an arm not groin artery—to...


Dec 17, 2013, 10:05 ET Interventional Radiologists Gain Cancer-fighting Skills With New Y-90 Course

The Society of Interventional Radiology's Y-90: The Complete Course features the most in-depth yttrium-90 (Y-90) radioembolization curriculum...


Dec 11, 2013, 09:29 ET SIR 2014: Preparing Interventional Radiology for New Era in Health Care

The Society of Interventional Radiology will hold its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting March 22–27, 2014, in San Diego. SIR 2014 is the world's most...


Aug 21, 2013, 02:35 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Issues Call for Scientific Abstracts

Scientific abstracts covering all areas of vascular and nonvascular interventional radiology are being accepted for the Society of Interventional...