Multicenter experience with the Surfacer ® Inside-Out® Access Catheter System in Patients with Thoracic Venous Obstruction: Results from the SAVE Registry
To report device performance and safety for the Surfacer ® Inside-Out® access catheter system in patients with thoracic central venous obstruction (TCVO) requiring central venous access (CVA). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - July 8, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Maurizio Gallieni, Vladimir Matoussevitch, Tobias Steinke, Adrian Ebner, Silke Brunkwall, Maurizio Cariati, Santiago Gallo, Roman Reindl-Schwaighofer, G ürkan Sengölge Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Gastrointestinal Angioedema as a Side Effect of Alteplase for Acute Stroke
This is a case of gastrointestinal angioedema in a patient who received alteplase for acute ischemic stroke. The patient gave written consent to publish this case, and publication was exempt from institutional review board approval. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - July 4, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Aleksandra Yakhkind, Adam Edward Lang, Mayra Montalvo, Michael D. Beland, Shawna Cutting Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of a Truncated Deflation Algorithm for Distal Transradial Access
To assess safety and efficacy of a modified rapid hemostasis protocol for distal transradial access (TRA). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - July 3, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Anastasia Hadjivassiliou, Leandro Cardarelli-Leite, Sabeena Jalal, John Chung, David Liu, Stephen Ho, Darren Klass Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Transarterial Chemoembolization of Drug-Eluting Embolic Microspheres for Giant Tonsillar Carcinoma: A Case Report
This is a case of giant tonsillar carcinoma that was treated with drug-eluting embolic (DEE) transarterial chemoembolization. A 41-year-old man presented to the hospital with a large mass in the right side of the neck (Fig 1). He was experiencing pain, dysmasesis, and dysphagia. Computed tomography (CT) showed a 12 cm  × 10 cm enhancing lesion in the right side of the neck and bilateral submandibular lymph node metastasis (Fig 2). A squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsil was diagnosed based on histopathologic examination. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - July 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Zhen Li, Kun Ji, Xin Li, PengChao Zhan, Yang Shi, CaiHong Wang Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Fibrinogen Monitoring during Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis for Pulmonary Embolism: Can It Be Cleaved from Our Practice?
In this issue of the Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology, Graif et  al retrospectively analyzed initial, nadir, and final fibrinogen levels during tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) infusion in 147 patients treated with catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for acute massive or submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). Their main purpose was to identify relationships bet ween (i) TPA infusion and fibrinogen levels and (ii) bleeding and fibrinogen levels. They secondarily sought correlations between CDT technique (ultrasound [US]-assisted vs conventional) and fibrinogen levels and between concomitant anticoagulation ...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - July 2, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Akhilesh K. Sista Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Impact of COVID-19 on IR Fellowship
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - July 1, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicholas Xiao, Andrew C. Gordon, Bartley Thornburg, Kent T. Sato, Robert J. Lewandowski Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Transitioning the IR Clinic to Telehealth: A  Single-Center Experience during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Telehealth has not previously been widely implemented as a result of regulatory and reimbursement concerns; however, in the current national emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has relaxed many of its rules, allowing increased adoption of telehealth services, improving the safety and access of outpatient health care. A complete understanding of the regulatory requirements, technologic options, and billing processes of telehealth is required to initiate a successful clinic. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 30, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Julie C. Bulman, Marwan Moussa, Trevor K. Lewis, Seth Berkowitz, Ammar Sarwar, Salomao Faintuch, Muneeb Ahmed Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Transforming Positive Pressure Interventional Radiology Suites to Treat COVID-19 Patients
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 29, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicole A. Lamparello, Sarah Choi, Resmi Charalel, Kyungmouk Steve Lee, Andrew Kesselman, Kimberly Scherer, Christopher M. Harnain, William F. Browne, Bradley B. Pua Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Spontaneous major hemorrhage in covid-19 patients: another brick in the wall of sars cov 2-associated coagulation disorders?
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Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Diego Palumbo, Giorgia Guazzarotti, Francesco De Cobelli Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Transsplenic Microwave Ablation of  Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma in a Morbidly Obese Patient
A morbidly obese 71-year-old man (153 kg; body mass index of 48 kg/m2) presented with a biopsy-proven adenocarcinoma in the tail of the pancreas. Positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) demonstrated a metabolically active pancreatic tumor without distant metastasis (Fig 1a). Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging showed encasement of the splenic hilar vessels (Fig 1b). The patient refused a potentially curative distal pancreatectomy, so percutaneous microwave (MW) ablation was offered. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Bela Kis, Roger Kayaleh Tags: Extreme IR Source Type: research

Endovascular Treatment of Tracheocarotid Fistula
A 27-year-old patient with Duchenne syndrome developed massive intratracheal bleeding during his routine tracheostomy change. Computed tomography (CT) angiography showed a common origin of the carotid arteries, aberrant right subclavian artery, and hypoplastic right vertebral artery originating from the right common carotid artery (CCA). The cuff of the endotracheal tube, at its maximum hyperinflation, appeared in contact with the back of CCA. A tracheocarotid fistula from the posterior wall of the right CCA was seen during cuff deflation (Fig 1). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrea Discalzi, Marco Fronda, Lorenzo Gibello, Maria Antonella Ruffino Tags: Images in IR Source Type: research

Experience of Women in IR in the Arab World: Survey by the Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society
We report our assessment of the experience of female interventional radiologists in different Arab countries based on an online questionnaire that was sent to 57 female interventional radiologists in 5 Arab countries. These interventional radiologists were identified from the Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society database and through personal communications. The survey included items related to demographics, social status, and the professional challenges of interventional radiologists, with a response rate of 93%. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Rana T.M. Khafagy, Karim A. Abd El Tawab, Nadia Hammami, Salwa Bouklata, Laura Findeiss, Mohammad Arabi Tags: Education, Economics, and Workforce Source Type: research

KDOQI Clinical Practice Guideline for Vascular Access 2019 Update: Kinder, Gentler, and More Important Than Ever
In 1996, at a time when most of our current graduating trainees were still in middle school, a multidisciplinary group of physicians, with the strong support of the National Kidney Foundation, began creating a document that it was hoped would improve outcomes for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) patients nationwide. A subset of that document, the Vascular Access section of the Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative Clinical Practice Guidelines (DOQI) (1), applied directly to day-to-day care provided by interventional radiologists. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Scott O. Trerotola Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

We Need to Support More Women in Choosing Careers in Procedural Specialties
Recruiting women to procedural specialties has been challenging around the world for a variety of reasons. In Arab countries, the challenges are even greater because of traditional norms, culture, religion, and expectations that women maintain the household. Interventional radiology (IR) is a specialty that falls into this category. In the United States, women represent only 8% of this work force (1). In Arab countries, the percentage is similar with women being significantly underrepresented in this specialty (2). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Melina R. Kibbe, Marco G. Patti, Muneera R. Kapadia Tags: Invited Commentary Source Type: research

Who Can Have It All?
The article by Khafagy et  al (1) in this month’s issue of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology reports the experience of women interventional radiologists in 5 Arab countries: Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Tunisia, and Lebanon. Although specific cultural backgrounds might have influenced the survey result s, many responses seem to be universal. Of the 53 female respondents, 32 (60.3%) did not view interventional radiology (IR) as “less attractive” for women compared to other specialties, and 37 (69.8%) disagreed that women are at a disadvantage when pursuing a career in IR. (Source: ...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 19, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Miyuki Sone Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

CME Test Questions: July 2020
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Table of Contents
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Forthcoming Articles: August 2020
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Antitumor Immunity Augmented by Combining Radiofrequency Ablation with Anti –CTLA-4 Therapy in a Subcutaneous Murine Hepatoma Model
To evaluate whether antitumor immunity is enhanced by combining radiofrequency (RF) ablation and anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte –associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) therapy and to evaluate its effect on untreated tumors. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Liang Zhang, Lichao Xu, Ying Wang, Xiaofei Liu, Mingming Zhang, Wentao Li Tags: Laboratory Investigation Source Type: research

Liver Tumor Ablation Procedure Duration and  Estimated Patient Radiation Dose: Comparing Positron Emission Tomography/CT and CT Guidance
To compare procedure duration and patient radiation dose in positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and CT-guided liver tumor ablation procedures. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Emmy Y. Hu, Vincent M. Levesque, Camden P. Bay, Julia G. Seol, Paul B. Shyn Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Transarterial Radioembolization Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer Patients with Liver-dominant Metastatic Disease Using Yttrium-90 Glass Microspheres: A Single-Institution Retrospective Study
To retrospectively evaluate the safety and efficacy of transarterial radioembolization (TARE) with yttrium-90 (90Y)-labeled glass microspheres in pancreatic adenocarcinoma patients with liver-dominant metastatic disease. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Roger Kayaleh, Hailey Krzyston, Anupam Rishi, Jason Naziri, Jessica Frakes, Junsung Choi, Ghassan El-Haddad, Nainesh Parikh, Jennifer Sweeney, Bela Kis Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Endovascular Forceps-Assisted Removal of a Mobin-Uddin Filter Complicated by Aortic Strut Penetration and Chronic Filter-Related IVC Thrombosis
This report of filter removal was exempted from institutional review board approval. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Osman Ahmed, Ilya Livshits, Thuong Van Ha Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Antitumor Immunity Augmented by Combining Radiofrequency Ablation with Anti-CTLA-4 Therapy in a Subcutaneous Murine Hepatoma Model
To evaluate whether antitumor immunity is enhanced by combining RF (RF) ablation and anti-cytotoxic T-lymphocyte-associated protein 4 (CTLA-4) therapy and to evaluate its effect on untreated tumors. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Liang Zhang, Lichao Xu, Ying Wang, Xiaofei Liu, Mingming Zhang, Wentao Li Tags: Laboratory Study Source Type: research

Comparison of Clinical Performance of VectorFlow and Palindrome Symmetric-Tip Dialysis Catheters: A Multicenter, Randomized Trial
To compare clinical performance of 2 widely used symmetric-tip hemodialysis catheters. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Gregory J. Nadolski, Jonas Redmond, Benjamin Shin, Susan Shamimi-Noori, Ansar Vance, Benjamin Hammelman, Timothy W.I. Clark, Raphael Cohen, Michael Rudnick Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Severe Gastric Mucosal Necrosis: A Complication of Bariatric Arterial Embolization
Bariatric arterial embolization is a minimally invasive procedure aimed at modulating important appetite-regulating neuroendocrine signals. This is a case of a patient who developed upper gastrointestinal bleeding following bariatric arterial embolization. Institutional review board approval is not required for case reports. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Mary Jiayi Tao, Elizabeth Tai, Eran Shlomovitz, Martin Simons Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research

Postpyloric Balloon Occlusion to Increase Technical Success during Pediatric Percutaneous Gastrostomy/Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement
This report describes the adjunctive technique using postpyloric balloon occlusion in 29 patients to maximize gastric insufflation during G/GJ tube placement after failure of conventional methods. Balloon occlusion was successful in salvaging 23 of 29 (79.3%) of G/GJ tube placements without any complications. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Rachelle Durand, Anne Marie Cahill, Sphoorti Shellikeri, Michael Acord Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Repeat Prostatic Artery Embolization
This is a single-center retrospective analysis of 3 patients (mean age, 61 y ± 8.6) who underwent repeat prostatic artery (PA) embolization (PAE; rPAE) because of clinical failure after PAE. Revascularization of the central gland through a recanalized PA was the most frequent pattern observed (5 of 7; 71.4%), followed by revascularization through penile collateral vessels ( 2 of 7; 28.6%). Technical success during rPAE was achieved in 5 hemiprostates (83.3%). Clinical success at 6 months after rPAE was achieved in 2 of 3 patients (66.6%). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Alberto German Kenny, Olivier Pellerin, Nadia Moussa, Costantino Del Giudice, Carole D éan, Marc Sapoval Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Intermediate to Long-Term Clinical Outcomes of Percutaneous Cryoablation for Renal Masses
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and adverse outcomes of percutaneous cryoablation (CA) for treatment of renal masses in a large cohort of patients. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - June 7, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Joseph Knox, Ryan Kohlbrenner, Kanti Kolli, Nicholas Fidelman, Maureen P. Kohi, Evan Lehrman, R. Peter Lokken, Ronald Zagoria, Robert K. Kerlan, Jeanne LaBerge, Andrew G. Taylor Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Yttrium-90 Radioembolization in Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: A Multicenter Retrospective Analysis
To report outcomes of yttrium-90 (90Y) radioembolization in patients with unresectable intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 28, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Stefan Buettner, Arthur J.A.T. Braat, Georgios Antonios Margonis, Daniel B. Brown, Kevin B. Taylor, Anthony J. Borgmann, S. Cheenu Kappadath, Armeen Mahvash, Jan N.M. IJzermans, Matthew J. Weiss, Angela Lamarca, Jon K. Bell, Juan W. Valle, Jeroen Hagendoo Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Survival Outcomes of Treatment with Radiofrequency Ablation, Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy, or Sublobar Resection for Patients with Clinical Stage I Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer: A Single-Center Evaluation
To retrospectively compare the outcomes of radiofrequency (RF) ablation, stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), and sublobar resection (SLR) in patients with stage I non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) at a single center. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 26, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Toshihiro Iguchi, Takao Hiraki, Yusuke Matsui, Toshiharu Mitsuhashi, Norihisa Katayama, Kuniaki Katsui, Junichi Soh, Jun Sakurai, Hideo Gobara, Shinichi Toyooka, Susumu Kanazawa Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Jejunostomy Tube Insertion for Enteral Nutrition: Comparison of Outcomes after Laparoscopic versus Radiologic Insertion
To retrospectively compare technical success and major complication rates of laparoscopically versus radiologically inserted jejunostomy tubes. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Charles Y. Kim, Rui Dai, Qi Wang, James Ronald, Sabino Zani, Tony P. Smith Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Ablation Therapy for Advanced Stage Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer: A National Cancer Database Study
To compare overall survival (OS) of ablation with no treatment for patients with advanced stage non-small cell lung cancer. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 24, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Kasey Halsey, Jing Wu, Chang Su, Ben Hsieh, Thomas Yi, Scott A. Collins, Benjamin Kimia, Paul J. Zhang, Terrance Healey, Zishu Zhang, Harrison X. Bai Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Bronchial Artery Embolization in Pediatric Pulmonary Hemorrhage: A Single-Center Experience
To explore the safety and effectiveness of bronchial artery (BA) embolization (BAE) in children with pulmonary hemorrhage. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Qu-Ming Zhao, Lu Zhao, Lan He, Lin Wu, Ying Lu, Chen Chu, Li-Bo Wang, Conway Niu, Fang Liu Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Bronchial Artery Embolization in Pediatric Pulmonary Hemorrhage: Single-Center Experience
To explore the safety and effectiveness of bronchial artery (BA) embolization (BAE) in children with pulmonary hemorrhage. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Qu-Ming Zhao, Lu Zhao, Lan He, Lin Wu, Ying Lu, Chen Chu, Li-Bo Wang, Conway Niu, Fang Liu Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Safety and Efficacy of Retrograde Pyeloperfusion for Ureteral Protection during Renal Tumor Cryoablation
To determine safety and efficacy of retrograde pyeloperfusion for ureteral protection during cryoablation of adjacent renal tumors. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Joseph T. Marion, John J. Schmitz, Grant D. Schmit, Anil N. Kurup, Brian T. Welch, Jeffrey J. Pasternak, Stephen A. Boorjian, Bradley C. Leibovich, Thomas D. Atwell, Robert Houston Thompson Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Adjuvant Thermal Accelerant Gel Use Increases Microwave Ablation Zone Temperature in Porcine Liver as Measured by MR Thermometry
To determine the effects of a thermal accelerant gel on temperature parameters during microwave liver ablation. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Aaron W.P. Maxwell, William K.C. Park, Grayson L. Baird, Edward G. Walsh, Damian E. Dupuy Tags: Laboratory Investigation Source Type: research

Metoclopramide Reduces Fluoroscopy and Procedure Time during Gastrojejunostomy Tube Placement: A Placebo-Controlled Trial
To determine whether a single 10-mg intravenous dose of the promotility agent metoclopramide reduces the fluoroscopy time, radiation dose, and procedure time required for gastrojejunostomy (GJ) tube placement. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Nicholas DuRocher, Tony P. Smith, Stephen Gazda, Alicia Olivas, Katherine Whited, Melinda Langston, Dana Jones, Jonathan G. Martin, Charles Y. Kim, James Ronald Tags: Clinical Study Source Type: research

Use of 70- to 150- μm Radiopaque Spherical Embolics for Prostatic Artery Embolization
This retrospective report describes treatment of 21 patients who underwent prostatic artery embolization using 70- to 150- μm radiopaque microspheres for lower urinary tract symptoms secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia. Seventeen patients (81%) received successful bilateral prostatic artery embolization. At a mean follow-up of 42 days (range, 25–59 days), patients showed improvement in International Prostate Sy mptom Score (n = 11; mean = 10.6; P = .001), quality of life score (n = 17; mean = 2.0; P = .02), and International Index of Erectile Function (n = 17; mean = 9...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Samuel Z. Maron, Mario A. Cedillo, Alex Sher, Jeremy Kim, Aaron M. Fischman Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research

Angiomyolipoma Mimic
A 7.5-cm mass at the upper pole of the right kidney (Fig 1) was incidentally discovered in a 48-year-old woman and was believed to represent a renal angiomyolipoma. On the pre-embolization computed tomography (CT) angiogram, a bilateral adrenal-renal fusion (i.e., anomalous, incomplete encapsulation of the adrenal gland and kidney during embryogenesis) was noted. On coronal images (Fig 2), the mass appeared to arise from the kidney, but sagittal images (Fig 3) suggested an adrenal origin. Angiography demonstrated that the mass was supplied by branches of the superior suprarenal artery (Fig 4), confirming the diagnosis of a...
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Matthew Schwenke, Justin Greene, Stuart Braverman, Manu Singh Tags: Images in IR Source Type: research

Artificial Intelligence in IR —Here Comes the Heavy Lifting
The 2010s are likely to be remembered, at least in part, as the decade of the algorithm. Remarkable advances in the field of machine learning over the past 10 years have led to ever-increasing interaction with artificial intelligence (AI) in daily experience, and development continues at a breakneck pace. In radiology, a large amount of effort has, not surprisingly, focused on image recognition and analysis, and computer-assisted detection and diagnosis of pathology is beginning to make its way into clinical use (1 –3). (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: Andrew G. Taylor Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

Trends in Percutaneous Embolization Procedures by Radiologists and Other Specialists: A Double-Edged Sword
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking. You may have noticed that one of our engines just fell into the ocean, but don’t worry: that means we have twice as much fuel for the other one!” (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: R. Torrance Andrews Tags: Commentary Source Type: research

In Memoriam: David C. Levin, MD, 1934 –2020
Our society has lost one of its founding members in the passing of David C. Levin, MD. He died suddenly on January 15, 2020, at age 85. (Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR)
Source: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology : JVIR - May 20, 2020 Category: Radiology Authors: David J. Eschelman, Carin F. Gonsalves Tags: Special Communication Source Type: research

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Contents in Brief
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Table of Contents
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Forthcoming Articles: July 2020
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