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Apr 18, 2013, 01:37 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Announces 2013-14 Executive Council Members

Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and Hasso Brothers professor and chair of the department of radiological sciences at the...


Apr 17, 2013, 10:49 ET Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, assumes Society of Interventional Radiology presidency

Scott C. Goodwin, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and Hasso Brothers professor and chair of the department of radiological sciences at the...


Apr 16, 2013, 11:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology honors Gold Medalists for advancing specialty

Wilfrido R. Castaneda-Zuniga, M.D., FSIR, David A. Kumpe, M.D., FSIR, and Kenneth R. Thomson, M.D., FSIR, were each awarded the Society of...


Apr 15, 2013, 10:00 ET Nonsurgical treatment turns back the clock, shrinks enlarged prostate

Highlights Prostate artery embolization (PAE) shrinks enlarged prostates, giving men relief from frequent urination and other symptoms, suggest early ...


Apr 15, 2013, 10:00 ET Stenting dramatically improves treatment access for dialysis patients

Highlights Dialysis patients benefit from minimally invasively placed stent grafts, which keep access sites open longer, according to RENOVA trial...


Apr 15, 2013, 10:00 ET Laser liposuction melts fat, results in tighter skin

Highlights New minimally invasive laser liposuction melts fat safely, study of more than 2,000 people shows. Laser lipolysis prompts collagen...


Apr 15, 2013, 10:00 ET SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology present awards

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology—the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication—together with the SIR Foundation, ...


Apr 14, 2013, 10:00 ET Electrical pulse treatment pokes holes in hard-to-treat tumors

Highlights Minimally invasive electrical pulse treatment pokes microscopic holes in cancerous tumors without hurting healthy nearby tissue, research...


Apr 14, 2013, 10:00 ET Icy therapy spot treats cancer in the lung

Highlights Minimally invasive cryoablation freezes and kills cancerous tumors that have spread to the lung, suggests first results of the ECLIPSE...


Apr 14, 2013, 10:00 ET Stenting blocked bowel arteries saves lives

Highlights Stenting of completely blocked bowel arteries can alleviate severe pain and prevent weight loss and death in older people. Mesenteric...


Apr 14, 2013, 10:00 ET Freezing nerves knocks pain out cold

Highlights By freezing damaged nerves, minimally invasive cryoneurolysis can safely relieve the agonizing chronic pain caused by damaged nerves....


Apr 14, 2013, 10:00 ET Drug-coated stents prevent leg amputation

Highlights Drug-eluting stents are highly effective in keeping clogged leg arteries open and in helping to prevent leg amputation, study shows. Many...


Apr 14, 2013, 10:00 ET Daniel Picus delivers Dotter lecture; highlights interventional radiology progress

Daniel Picus, M.D., FSIR, vice chair of the division of diagnostic radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University...


Feb 06, 2013, 01:14 ET Society of Interventional Radiology: Time to rethink varicose veins

The Society of Interventional Radiology, an international organization of doctors, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving...


Feb 01, 2013, 11:32 ET Medical societies to launch large-scale study on vein filter use

The Society of Interventional Radiology and Society for Vascular Surgery jointly will launch PRESERVE—the first large-scale, multispecialty...


Jan 29, 2013, 09:00 ET Medical societies unite on patient-centered measures for nonsurgical stroke interventions

The first outcome-based guidelines for interventional treatment of acute ischemic stroke—providing recommendations for rapid treatment—will benefit...


Sep 26, 2012, 09:25 ET Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: There's an App for That

As tablet ownership trends away from early adopters and moves to the mainstream, the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology has debuted a...


Sep 12, 2012, 01:02 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Hails Affirmation of Specialty's Role in Patient Care

The Society of Interventional Radiology hailed the September 11 decision by the American Board of Medical Specialties—the organization that has...


Apr 04, 2012, 04:18 ET John A. Kaufman Named 2012 Dotter Lecturer by Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation

John A. Kaufman, M.D., FSIR, a professor and Frederick S. Keller Chair of Interventional Radiology at the Dotter Interventional Institute in...


Mar 28, 2012, 12:00 ET SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Announce Research Awards

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology—the Society of Interventional Radiology's flagship publication—together with the SIR Foundation...


Mar 28, 2012, 09:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Announces 2012-13 Executive Council Members

Marshall Hicks, M.D., FSIR, head of the division of diagnostic imaging at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, assumed...


Mar 28, 2012, 09:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Names Marshall Hicks, M.D., FSIR, as 2012-13 President

Marshall Hicks, M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and head of the division of diagnostic imaging at the University of Texas MD Anderson...


Mar 28, 2012, 09:00 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Honors Gold Medalists for Advancing Specialty

Kyung J. Cho, M.D., FSIR; Dimitris Kelekis, M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, and Louis G. Martin, M.D., FSIR, were each awarded SIR's Gold Medal, an honor given to ...


Mar 27, 2012, 04:59 ET Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Receives Support From Boston Scientific

The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new...


Mar 26, 2012, 09:00 ET No Pain, No Gain: Weight Loss, Disc Disease Interventional Radiology Treatments Coming

A minimally invasive treatment may target hunger at its source, another uses X-ray visible embolic beads to block arteries to the stomach and...