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Robert Kerlan delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2015
Robert K. Kerlan, M.D., FSIR, chief of interventional radiology and a professor of clinical radiology and surgery at the University of California Medical Center, San Francisco, delivered the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2015 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecturer during the opening session of SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta. (2015-03-01)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation receives $1 million legacy gift
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation recently received a $1 million planned-gift donation to create a future scholarship fund for interventional radiology fellows to pursue this medical profession. SIR Foundation is dedicated to advancing the clinical needs of interventional radiology by specializing in developing investigators trained in conducting pivotal basic and clinical trials research. (2009-09-23)

Interventional radiology associated with an increased risk for preventable adverse events
In a review article in the journal Radiology, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), suggest there is a critical need to renew understanding of adverse events and complications within interventional radiology. They also call for a robust recommitment to patient safety and quality assurance in clinical practice, continuing medical education and graduate medical education. (2020-12-17)

Scott Trerotola, M.D., FSIR delivers Dotter Lecture at SIR 2016
Interventional radiologists should embrace competition as a catalyst for innovation, said Scott O. Trerotola, M.D., FSIR, who delivered the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR's) 2016 Dr. Charles T. Dotter Lecture on April 5 during SIR's Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver. (2016-04-05)

New technology useful for soft-tissue imaging in interventional radiology procedures
Soft-tissue cross-sectional imaging acquired on a flat panel C-arm fluoroscopic unit located in the interventional radiology area is feasible and useful for interventional radiology procedures, avoiding the necessity of sending patients out to a CT scanner, according to a new study by researchers from the Baptist Cardiac & Vascular Institute in Miami, Fla. (2007-05-04)

Society of Interventional Radiology publishes definitive literature review
The Society of Interventional Radiology announces the release of (2013-06-11)

SIR 2016 Registration open: Innovation, research, technology merge to improve patient care
Online registration is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting. The meeting takes place April 2-7, 2016, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada. (2015-10-01)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation campaign bolstered by covidien pledge
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced a major corporate pledge to that initiative. Covidien, a manufacturer of medical devices, pharmaceuticals and medical supplies, based in Mansfield, Mass., has pledged $375,000 and is a (2011-08-25)

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 areas of discovery, announced a major corporate pledge to that initiative. Boston Scientific, a global leader in medical devices for cardiovascular and peripheral interventions, pledged $100,000 and is a (2012-03-27)

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 those who have helped ensure the future of interventional radiology by advancing the quality of medicine and patient care, during the Society of Interventional Radiology's 37th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Francisco. (2012-03-28)

Society of Interventional Radiology bestows highest honors
The Society of Interventional Radiology presented its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Johannes Lammer, M.D., FSIR; Anne C. Roberts, M.D., FSIR; and Harvey L. Neiman, M.D., FSIR, during its Annual Scientific Meeting in Atlanta. These awards acknowledge distinguished and extraordinary service to the society or to the discipline of interventional radiology. (2015-03-02)

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, SIR Foundation present awards
The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) -- the Society of Interventional Radiology's peer-reviewed scientific journal - -presented the 2014 JVIR Editor's Best awards during the March 3 general session of the SIR Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. 28-March 5 in Atlanta. The annual awards, supported by SIR Foundation, are made after a comprehensive review of all papers submitted to JVIR during 2014. (2015-03-03)

SIR 2015: Focus on interventional radiology innovation, collaboration
The Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting, the world's most comprehensive meeting dedicated to research in image-guided, minimally invasive medicine, takes place Feb. 28 through March 5 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Attendees will be equipped with current data on breakthrough treatments for numerous diseases and conditions including cancer, uterine fibroids, and venous and peripheral arterial disease. (2015-01-22)

SIR 2015: Interventional radiology shapes tomorrow's medicine
Online registration is open for the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 40th Annual Scientific Meeting. SIR 2015 is the one place where interventional radiologists, diagnostic radiologists, fellows, trainees and related health care professionals can come together to find the most current image-guided science and technologies being presented, discussed and tested. (2014-10-29)

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 (sirmeeting.org). (2016-01-22)

Press registration open for Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting
Nearly 5,300 physicians, scientists and allied health professionals are expected to attend the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting March 13-18 at the Tampa Convention Center. Scientific press conferences are scheduled for 9-10:30 a.m. on both Monday, March 15, and Tuesday, March 16. (2010-01-26)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation accepts St. Jude Medical Foundation gift
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced a major corporate pledge to that initiative. St. Jude Medical Foundation, the philanthropic arm of St. Jude Medical, has pledged $100,000 and is a (2011-09-20)

Society of Interventional Radiology's new IR Quarterly focuses on features, in-depth news
The Society of Interventional Radiology announces the launch of IR Quarterly -- a new magazine that communicates updates critical to the practice of interventional radiology, augmented with stories, interviews and in-depth analysis in each four-color, 40-page issue. IR Quarterly delivers quality reporting on political advocacy, practice management and the latest specialty news and information. (2013-01-22)

Interventional radiology: From sidelines to mainstream for patients
The Society of Interventional Radiology hailed the extension of an American College of Radiology resolution in support of clinical patient management by vascular and interventional radiologists as an important reminder of the critical contribution these minimally invasive specialists bring to quality patient health care. (2009-05-12)

Y-90: Are you ready? -- comprehensive liver tumor treatment course returns
Y-90: Are You Ready? -- an intensive course examining radiation biology, dosimetry, radiation safety, embolotherapy and clinical office management in the use of yttrium-90 in the treatment of cancer -- is being offered by the Society of Interventional Radiology Feb. 9-12 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The course is designed to provide focused educational opportunities for interventional radiologists, and SIR encourages fellows-in-training to attend. Limited spaces are still available. (2012-02-07)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation bestows annual awards
Renan Uflacker, M.D., FSIR, was honored posthumously on April 3 with the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Leaders in Innovation Award. The award was announced during the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia. (2016-04-03)

Society of Interventional Radiology selects Elsevier as new publisher of official journal
Elsevier is pleased to announce that, as of January 1, 2007, it will become the publisher of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, the official journal of the Society of Interventional Radiology. Under the leadership of Editor Albert A. Nemcek, Jr., M.D., professor of radiology at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., JVIR will continue to showcase the research that matters to the interventional radiology field. (2006-11-27)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation welcomes corporate gift from Sirtex Medical
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced a major corporate pledge to that initiative. Sirtex Medical Inc. -- a medical devices company that researches, develops and brings to market novel treatments for liver cancer using small particle technology and has its US headquarters in Wilmington, Mass. -- has pledged $50,000 and is a (2011-08-16)

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology sees growth, promise of tumor ablation
The unprecedented growth and promise of using thermal ablation to target and kill cancer is the subject of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology's August supplement, (2010-08-26)

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., FSIR; and Lenny K. Tan, M.D., FSIR, on March 25, during its 39th Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego. The Gold Medal acknowledges distinguished and extraordinary service to SIR or to the discipline of interventional radiology. (2014-03-22)

Society of Interventional Radiology advances global definition of specialty, benefits patients
The Society of Interventional Radiology, with the support of 41 international societies representing 10,000 interventional radiology doctors, has issued the first global statement defining interventional radiology -- one designed to benefit medical treatment for individuals. The statement addresses the evolution, impact and future direction of this minimally invasive specialty, emphasizing the worldwide availability of this specialized medical care. (2010-07-07)

Society of Interventional Radiology bestows highest honors
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest honor, the SIR Gold Medal, to Ernest J. Ferris, M.D., FSIR; Ho-Young Song, M.D., Ph.D.; and Robert L. Vogelzang, M.D., FSIR, during its Annual Scientific Meeting in Vancouver. (2016-04-04)

Register now for the Society of Interventional Radiology's 34th Annual Scientific Meeting
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. (2009-02-20)

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation receives support from Siemens Medical
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced a major corporate pledge to that initiative. Siemens Medical Solutions, a provider of imaging and laboratory diagnostic equipment and information technology and management consulting and services to health care customers, pledged $200,000, as a (2011-12-20)

New: Interventional radiology coding users' guide
The 2009 Interventional Radiology Coding Users' Guide, a comprehensive resource for endovascular and interventional procedures and services, is now available in both book and CD formats. This unique reference is made available by the Society of Interventional Radiology, a national organization of physicians, scientists and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions. (2009-07-14)

Image-guided peritoneal dialysis catheter placement significantly reduces complications
Patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis catheter placement via fluoroscopy and ultrasound-guidance experienced significantly fewer complications at 1 year post-insertion than did patients whose catheters were placed laparoscopically. (2014-05-07)

Get an image of the future of health at SIR 2017
More than 400 original scientific studies of minimally invasive, image-guided treatments that may solve some of today's toughest medical problems will be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's (SIR) 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting, March 4-9, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. (2017-02-06)

Media alert: Society of Interventional Radiology hosts annual scientific meeting
You are invited to attend the proceedings of the Society of Interventional Radiology's 39th Annual Scientific Meeting, the world's most comprehensive meeting dedicated to research that directly benefits patients with image-guided, minimally invasive medicine and attracts nearly 5,300 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals. This year, SIR 2014 scientific sessions will cover many new technologies and treatments, including prostatic artery embolization, renal denervation, robotics and ablative cancer therapies. (2014-02-28)

AngioDynamics pledges $500,000 to Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery campaign will benefit from a $500,000 pledge by new (2013-04-02)

3-D-printed models improve medical student training
A relatively inexpensive 3-D-printed model of a patient's blood vessels is as effective as current commercially available models for training medical students in interventional radiology vascular access, according to a study presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting. (2018-03-20)

Follow up to NIH Osteoporosis Consensus Conference; Osteoporosis treatment 80-90 percent effective
An emerging technology called vertebroplasty is 80 to 95 percent effective in treating common osteoporosis-related spine fractures, for which there are no treatment alternatives. Spine fractures are more than twice as common as hip fractures in people who have osteoporosis. Ten million Americans have the disease. (2000-03-27)

Society of Interventional Radiology selects 23 Fellows
Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) elevated 23 new Fellows during the society's Annual Scientific Meeting, Feb. 28-March 5 in Atlanta. This honor, achieved by fewer than 10 percent of SIR membership, goes to members who have demonstrated excellence in research and published works or teaching and leadership within the field of interventional radiology and the society. (2015-03-02)

Society of Interventional Radiology hails affirmation of specialty's role in patient care
The Society of Interventional Radiology hailed the decision by the American Board of Medical Specialties -- the organization that has oversight of the recognized medical specialty boards -- to approve the American Board of Radiology's application for a new Dual Primary Certificate in Interventional Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology. The approval signals approval by ABMS and its member boards of the benefit to patients of the unique interventional radiology skill set. (2012-09-12)

Society of Interventional Radiology supports research for new MS treatments
Recognizing that venous interventions may potentially play an important role in treating some patients who suffer from multiple sclerosis -- an incurable, disabling disease -- the Society of Interventional Radiology has issued a position statement indicating its support for high-quality clinical research to determine the safety and effectiveness of interventional MS treatments. SIR's position statement is endorsed by the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association and will be published in the September Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. (2010-08-26)

Fueling interventional radiology growth: SIR Foundation announces Navilyst Medical Pledge
The Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation's Discovery Campaign, which seeks to further the growth of minimally invasive medicine into new areas of discovery, announced a major corporate pledge to that initiative. Navilyst Medical, a provider of medical devices for vascular access and the diagnosis and treatment of vascular disease that is headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., has pledged $500,000 and was named a (2011-03-30)

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