Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiology uses tools like angiography X-ray systems to provide minimally invasive medical diagnosis and treatment using images.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

More complex, longer interventional procedures such as structural heart interventions or this revascularization of a coronary chronic total occlusion (CTO) at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, requires angiography imaging systems that have improved image detail and lower radiation dose. However, purchase of new systems was put on hold by many hospitals in 2020 due to the sudden drop in elective procedures and diversion of resources due to the COVID-19. Photo by Dave Fornell.

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The GE Healthcare Allia IGS 7 angiography system. #RSNA #RSNA20 #RSNA2020

The GE Healthcare Allia IGS 7 angiography system.

News | Angiography | December 01, 2020
December 3, 2020 — GE Healthcare is introducing a new version of its robotic driven angiography system for image guided...
The solution, presented at RSNA20, features image fusion and endovascular 3D navigation
News | Mobile C-Arms | November 30, 2020
November 30, 2020 — At this year's virtual RSNA congress, Ziehm Imaging showcases its leading portfolio of mobile C-...
Ziehm Imaging will showcase its leading portfolio of mobile C-arms and advanced pre- and intraoperative image-based decision support solutions on its virtual RSNA 2020 booth
News | Mobile C-Arms | November 20, 2020
November 20, 2020 — Ziehm Imaging will showcase its leading portfolio of mobile C-arms and advanced pre- and...
 FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical informatics solutions, has entered the surgical and fluoroscopy markets with two new systems: the Persona C Surgical C-Arm and Persona RF PREMIUM System #RSNA20
News | Mobile C-Arms | November 19, 2020
November 19, 2020 — FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of diagnostic imaging and medical...
Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology procedures, Canon Medical will showcase its Alphenix Sky + system at this year’s RSNA annual meeting.
News | Interventional Radiology | October 09, 2020
October 9, 2020 — Enabling clinicians to prioritize comfort, safety and efficiency for optimal interventional radiology...
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) published new inferior vena cava (IVC) filter guidelines.
News | Interventional Radiology | September 10, 2020
September 10, 2020 — The Society of Interventional Radiology published new clinical practice guidelines that provide...
An example of the 3-D vascular roadmapping technology on the Ziehm mobile C-arm systems.

An example of the 3-D vascular roadmapping technology on the Ziehm mobile C-arm systems.

News | Mobile C-Arms | August 18, 2020
August 18, 2020 — Ziehm Imaging announces the acquisition of Therenva, a French-based developer of planning and imaging...
It covers every major modality, including breast imaging/mammography, fixed and portable C-arms (cath, IR/angio, hybrid, OR), CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, radiographic fluoroscopy, ultrasound and X-ray
News | Radiology Imaging | July 29, 2020
July 29, 2020 — IMV Medical Information, part of Science and Medicine Group, announced the release of the latest...

Image courtesy of GE Healthcare

Feature | Mobile C-Arms | July 08, 2020 | By Melinda Taschetta-Millane
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News | Interventional Radiology | June 15, 2020
June 15, 2020 — Interventional radiologists participating in a collaborative house call model in rural Indiana helped...
The radiology industry is saddened to learn of the passing of another leader to COVID-19. Franklin Wilfred Sequeira, M.D., 72, of Cicero, Ind., passed away June 1, 2020. He was just short of celebrating his 40th year working with Radiology of Indiana as an interventional radiologist, never missing a day of work.

Franklin Wilfred Sequeira, M.D.

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 13, 2020
June 13, 2020 — The radiology industry is saddened to learn of the passing of another leader to COVID-19. Franklin...
Chief among the myriad practical updates to minimize risks for patients and imaging personnel alike is a tiered approach for delaying both outpatient and inpatient cross-sectional interventional procedures

For procedural delays that will not adversely affect patient outcome, Fananapazir and colleagues proposed the following tiered approach for both outpatient and inpatient scenarios: urgent procedures, procedures that should be performed within 2 weeks, procedures that should be performed within 2 months, and procedures that can safely be delayed 2 or 6 months. Courtesy of American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)

News | Coronavirus (COVID-19) | June 05, 2020
June 5, 2020 — An open-access article in the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR) details myriad practical updates...
#gadolinium Guerbet announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to manufacture Dotarem (gadoterate meglumine) injection at its Raleigh, N.C., facility
News | Interventional Radiology | April 21, 2020
April 21, 2020 — Guerbet announced that it received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to manufacture...
A patient-specific airway stents developed by Cleveland Clinic physician Tom Gildea, M.D. 

A patient-specific airway stents developed by Cleveland Clinic physician Tom Gildea, M.D. 

News | Computed Tomography (CT) | February 10, 2020
February 10, 2020 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared patient-specific airway stents developed by...
SIR President Laura Findeiss, M.D., FSIR

SIR President Laura Findeiss, M.D., FSIR

News | Interventional Radiology | February 09, 2020
February 9, 2020 — For some patients, kidney cancer can be effectively treated without surgery, according to 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

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 07, 2020
February 7, 2020 — An ahead-of-print article in the April issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR)...
The Philips Zenition 70 mobile C-arm with flat detector

The Philips Zenition 70 mobile C-arm with flat detector.

News | Mobile C-Arms | January 27, 2020
January 27, 2020 — Following its launch in 2019, Philips announced two major innovations on its Zenition mobile C-arm...
This is a lung X-ray reviewed automatically by artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) in the color coded area. This AI app from Lunit is awaiting final FDA review and in planned to be integrated into several vendors' mobile digital radiography (DR) systems. Fujifilm showed this software integrated as a work-in-progress into its mobile X-ray system at RSNA 2019. GE Healthcare has its own version of this software for its mobile r=ray systems that gained FDA in 2019.   #RSNA #

This is a lung X-ray reviewed automatically by artificial intelligence (AI) to identify a collapsed lung (pneumothorax) in the color coded area. This AI app from Lunit is awaiting final FDA review and in planned to be integrated into several vendors' mobile digital radiography (DR) systems. Fujifilm showed this software integrated as a work-in-progress into its mobile X-ray system at RSNA 2019. GE Healthcare has its own version of this software for its mobile r=ray systems that gained FDA in 2019.

Feature | RSNA | January 20, 2020 | Dave Fornell, Editor
Here are images of some of the newest new medical imaging technologies displayed on the expo floor at the Radiological...