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.

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Radiologists need better access to patient data stored in the electronic medical record, imaging IT expert Rik Primo explains. 

Imaging IT expert Rik Primo discusses emerging issues he saw at RSNA and HIMSS.

Many new imaging solutions were on display at the world's largest health informatics conference, held at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Data mining of structured radiology reports yields advantageous insights

Datapoints contained in structured radiology reports can be readily mined to guide decisions around long-term clinical, business and population-health aims. 

September 1, 2023

Lack of exposure to interventional radiology during medical school spells trouble for the future

New data derived from the survey responses of fourth year medical students reveal a significant gap in students’ exposure to and knowledge of the specialty. 

July 20, 2023
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Interventional radiology has a representation problem, according to surveyed medical students

Gaps in mentorship are of particular concern for students who might have otherwise pursued a career path in IR, data show.

July 19, 2023
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Many physicians are unaware that interventional radiology is a distinct specialty

This could pose as a barrier to referrals for image-guided interventions for radiologists specializing in IR, authors of a new paper in Clinical Imaging suggested.

July 17, 2023
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Virtual reality hypnosis could alter pain management during interventional procedures

The lead-up to radiation therapy can be anxiety-inducing and painful, but experts are optimistic a new relaxation method that is equal parts ancient and futuristic could help to ease patients’ worries. 

June 5, 2023
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Observation times following renal biopsies can be significantly reduced, according to new research

New findings indicate that monitoring times following renal mass biopsy could be revisited in many cases without posing risks to patients.

May 4, 2023
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Target accuracy significantly improves with aiming device/laser guidance combo during CT procedures

Laser guidance has been shown to improve needle placement accuracy during percutaneous interventions, but this procedure has drawbacks, experts explained recently.

April 26, 2023
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Radiologist has license revoked following 'botched' cosmetic procedures

"Why are you, a radiologist, doing a tummy tuck? How do you even know how to do this?"

April 14, 2023
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