Register now for the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting

February 20, 2009

FAIRFAX, Va.--Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals are expected to attend the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting March 7-12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Scientific press conferences are scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. on both Monday, March 9, and Tuesday, March 10 in Room 15A.

The Annual Scientific Meeting offers Some of the exciting topics that will be featured at this year's news conferences include: Visit www.SIRmeeting.org to register online (free), view scientific abstracts and download a meeting schedule. Please contact SIR's communications department to register for press conferences via e-mail at mverrillo@SIRweb.org or by phone at (703) 460-5572.

Interview opportunities, medical illustrations and broadcast-quality video footage for several topics are available.
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About the Society of Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists are physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. They use X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, usually in an artery, to treat at the source of the disease internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine.

Today many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists. Interventional radiology treatments offer less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery.

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