Interventional Radiology

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

Boston Scientific Corporation announced positive data from the TARGET study of the TheraSphere Y-90 Glass Microspheres (TheraSphere) – a type of radioembolization comprised of millions of microscopic glass beads containing radioactive yttrium (Y-90) – during a late-breaking clinical trial presentation at the annual scientific meeting for the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR).
News | Interventional Radiology | March 25, 2021
March 25, 2021 — Boston Scientific Corporation announced positive data from the TARGET study of the TheraSphere Y-90 ...
GE Healthcare announced 510(k) clearance from U.S. FDA for OEC 3D, a new surgical imaging system capable of 3-D and 2-D imaging. OEC 3D will set a standard for interoperative 3-D imaging with precise volumetric images for spine and orthopedic procedures. This new system combines the benefits and familiarity of 2-D imaging with greater efficiency to increase access and usability to 3-D.

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News | Mobile C-Arms | March 23, 2021
March 23, 2021 — GE Healthcare announced 510(k) clearance from U.S. FDA for OEC 3D, a new surgical imaging system...
Many women suffering significant postpartum bleeding continue to receive hysterectomies, rather than uterine artery embolization (UAE), despite evidence that UAE results in reduced hospital stays and costs, and offers an opportunity to preserve fertility, according to new research to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting
News | Interventional Radiology | March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021 — Many women suffering significant postpartum bleeding continue to receive hysterectomies, rather than...
Radiofrequency ablation for the palliative treatment of osseous metastases reduces pain and improves quality of life

Radiofrequency ablation for the palliative treatment of osseous metastases reduces pain and improves quality of life.

News | Interventional Radiology | March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021 — A minimally invasive treatment for patients whose cancer has spread to their bones provides quick and...
A non-surgical treatment for arthritis in the knee is safe and effective in providing immediate and long-term pain relief, according to a new study to be presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology Annual Scientific Meeting. Genicular artery embolization (GAE) reduces inflammation in the knee to improve function and quality of life for people with moderate to severe knee pain.
News | Interventional Radiology | March 19, 2021
March 19, 2021 — A non-surgical treatment for arthritis in the knee is safe and effective in providing immediate and...
Boston Scientific's TheraSphere Y-90 Glass Microspheres enable selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), or radioembolization, for hepatocellular carcinoma. This treats liver cancer with low toxicity using millions of microscopic glass beads containing radioactive yttrium (Y-90), delivered directly to liver tumors via catheter. The result in minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

Boston Scientific's TheraSphere Y-90 Glass Microspheres enable selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), or radioembolization, for hepatocellular carcinoma. This treats liver cancer with low toxicity using millions of microscopic glass beads containing radioactive yttrium (Y-90), delivered directly to liver tumors via catheter. The result in minimal radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue.

News | Radiation Therapy | March 18, 2021
March 18, 2021 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared Boston Scientific's TheraSphere Y-90 Glass...
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.

Feature | Angiography | January 19, 2021 | By Bhvita Jani
January 19, 2021 – With the postponement of non-essential elective surgeries and medical procedures in 2020 to conserve...
Multidisciplinary functionality supports high-capacity utilization and economic efficiency
News | Mobile C-Arms | January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021 — Siemens Healthineers has announced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance of the Cios Flow...
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
Moblie C-arms have seen several advances over the past decade, moving toward digital flat panel detectors, improved...
IR practitioners bring vital expertise to cut hospital usage for rural patients with chronic diseases

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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...