Interventional Imaging

A subspecialty of interventional radiology (IR) uses image-guided, minimally-invasive procedures to diagnose and treat various diseases. Interventional radiologists rely on angiography, mobile C-arm and fluoroscopy imaging systems to perform thrombolysis, embolization, biopsies, vascular and other minimally invasive procedures, which can reduce recovery time, risk and costs. Find more IR content on the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) page.

Recruiting struggles force large hospital to enact a 'drastic reduction' in interventional services

The state’s fourth largest hospital will no longer provide around the clock IR coverage—something physicians at the facility fear will affect patient care. 

June 17, 2024
US2 AI automated AI assessment for echo lab or POCUS with Patient to standardize cardiac ultrasound measurements.

Stretching may help reduce painful orthopedic issues among echo and interventional lab staff

Orthopedic issues are the biggest work-related injury in cardiology, but this low cost intervention may help.

June 17, 2024
The AHA Mission: Lifeline Program was designed to reduce STEMI patient transfer times, but response times still often lag, and new protocols may be needed to expedite STAT transfers.

Radiologist's 'crucial' actions help save teenager's life following shark attack

A radiologist was among the numerous good Samaritans who helped prevent the terrifying incident along 30A beach in Florida last weekend from turning deadly.

June 11, 2024
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Curiosity about interventional radiology is growing, but quality information for patients is lacking online

Since interventional radiology is a fairly new specialty, this information could be critical to its continued growth.

June 5, 2024
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Radiology's role in colorectal cancer care set to grow following 'groundbreaking' trial results

The results were so conclusive that the trial was halted at halftime for having met predefined stopping rules. 

June 3, 2024
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Radiologist who tried to cover up multiple procedural mistakes is handed a career-ending judgment

There were two serious incidents in the span of three months that raised concerns among the radiologist's colleagues, according to official documents. 

May 29, 2024
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Prostate ablation AI 'contouring assistant' lands FDA clearance

The new module is a machine learning-based segmentation tool that further enhances procedural planning.

May 15, 2024
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Rad techs helpfully ‘stand in a surgeon’s shoes’ thanks to virtual reality

Johns Hopkins researchers demonstrated the worthiness of the concept this year.

April 23, 2024

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Automated AI-generated measurements combined with annotated CT images can improve treatment planning and help referring physicians and patients better understand their disease, explained Sarah Jane Rinehart, MD, director of cardiac imaging with Charleston Area Medical Center.

Two advanced algorithms—one for CAC scores and another for segmenting cardiac chamber volumes—outperformed radiologists when assessing low-dose chest CT scans. 

"Gen AI can help tackle repetitive tasks and provide insights into massive datasets, saving valuable time," Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, said Tuesday. 

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