Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses tools like embolization devices to provide minimally invasive medical diagnosis and treatment using images.

Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Bilateral pulmonary embolisms seen on spectral CT. Photo courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Feature | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | May 04, 2020
May 4, 2020 — A committee comprised of vascular surgeons, medical physicians and technologists from the University of...
An example of Philips’ TrueVue technology, which offers photo-realistic rendering and the ability to change the location of the lighting source on 3-D ultrasound images. In this example of two Amplazer transcatheter septal occluder devices in the heart, the operator demonstrating the product was able to push the lighting source behind the devices into the other chamber of the heart. This illuminated a hole that was still present that the occluders did not seal. Photo by Dave Fornell

An example of Philips’ TrueVue technology, which offers photo-realistic rendering and the ability to change the location of the lighting source on 3-D ultrasound images. In this example of two Amplazer transcatheter septal occluder devices in the heart, the operator demonstrating the product was able to push the lighting source behind the devices into the other chamber of the heart. This illuminated a hole that was still present that the occluders did not seal. Photo by Dave Fornell

Feature | Interventional Radiology | April 03, 2020 | By Katie Caron
A new year — and decade — offers the opportunity to reflect on the advancements and challenges of years gone by and...
Philips Healthcare's new Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology creates real-time 3-D imaging of anatomy and devices inside the body using light, rather than X-rays. FORS uses light traveling through hair-thin fiber optics inside special FORS enabled catheter and guidewires.

Philips Healthcare's new Fiber Optic RealShape (FORS) technology creates real-time 3-D imaging of anatomy and devices inside the body using light, rather than X-rays. FORS uses light traveling through hair-thin fiber optics inside special FORS enabled catheter and guidewires. 

Feature | Angiography | March 12, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Philips is working on a prototype cath lab angiographic imaging system that might be able to replace the current X-ray...
COVID-19 outbreak in Seattle cancels SIR 2020 meeting. Interventional radiology meeting cancelled. #COVID19 #coronavirus #2019nCoV
News | Interventional Radiology | March 09, 2020 | Melinda Taschetta-Millane
March 9, 2020 — As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) slowly spreads across the globe, more industry conferences are...
he University of Wisconsin (UW) Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently became the first facility in the United States to install the Artis icono biplane angiography imaging system from Siemens Healthineers.
News | Angiography | February 12, 2020
February 12, 2020 — The University of Wisconsin (UW) Health’s University Hospital in Madison, Wis., recently became the...
DSA image obtained approximately 24 hours after 1 mg/h IA tPA infusion, 500 U/h heparin via peripheral IV, and daily oral aspirin (81 mg) shows improved perfusion of digital arteries, albeit with suboptimal vascular blush of distal second and third phalanges. Photo courtesy of ARRS

DSA image obtained approximately 24 hours after 1 mg/h IA tPA infusion, 500 U/h heparin via peripheral IV, and daily oral aspirin (81 mg) shows improved perfusion of digital arteries, albeit with suboptimal vascular blush of distal second and third phalanges. Photo courtesy of ARRS

News | Interventional Radiology | February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020 — An ahead-of-print article in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)...
New SIR position statement and quality documents highlight interventional radiology effective use of nonsurgical ablation to treat kidney cancer in selected patients
News | Interventional Radiology | February 04, 2020
February 4, 2020 — For some patients, kidney cancer can be effectively treated without surgery, according to the...
Videos | Radiation Dose Management | December 19, 2019
  Mahadevappa Mahesh, Ph.D., chief of medical physicist and professor of radiology and medical physics, Johns Hopkins...
The FDA cleared the IN.PACT AV drug-coated Balloon. Clinical data shows In.Pact AV DCB is Safe, reduces reinterventions and maintains access for end-stage renal disease patients undergoing dialysis
News | November 26, 2019
November 21, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Medtronic In.Pact AV drug-coated...
The ClotTriever system (Inari Medical), a mechanical thrombectomy system FDA 510(k) cleared for the nonsurgical removal of soft thrombi and emboli from peripheral blood vessels.  #VIVA19 #VIVA2019

The ClotTriever system (Inari Medical), a mechanical thrombectomy system FDA 510(k) cleared for the nonsurgical removal of soft thrombi and emboli from peripheral blood vessels. 

 

News | Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) | November 14, 2019
November 7, 2019 — The ClotTriever Outcomes (CLOUT) Registry is evaluating real-world patient outcomes following...
The IN.PACT Arteriovenous (AV) Access randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic IN.PACT AV Access drug-coated balloon (DCB) met both of its endpoints, in data presented at the 2019 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) annual meeting. #VIVA #VIVA19 #VIVA2019

The IN.PACT Arteriovenous (AV) Access randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of the Medtronic IN.PACT AV Access drug-coated balloon (DCB) met both of its endpoints, in data presented at the 2019 Vascular Interventional Advances (VIVA) annual meeting.

 

News | Drug-Eluting Balloons | November 14, 2019
November 7, 2019 — The IN.PACT Arteriovenous (AV) Access randomized trial evaluating the safety and effectiveness of...
 Indigo System CAT RX Aspiration Catheter and Penumbra Engine
News | November 08, 2019
November 8, 2019 — Penumbra Inc. announced that the EXTRACT-PE trial successfully met the primary endpoints,...
Canon Medical Launches Alphenix Encore Plus Program
News | Angiography | October 09, 2019
October 9, 2019 — In the complex and fast-paced world of healthcare, customers face the challenge of staying up-to-date...
The Artis icono biplane angiography system is designed for use in neurointerventions and interventional radiology

The Artis icono biplane angiography system is designed for use in neurointerventions and interventional radiology. Image courtesy of Siemens Healthineers.

Technology | Angiography | September 17, 2019
September 17, 2019 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the Artis icono, a high-precision family...
Adept Medical Launches Antegrade IR Platform
Technology | Vascular Access | September 03, 2019
September 3, 2019 — New Zealand-based Adept Medical announced the launch of the Antegrade IR Platform. Clinically...