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#SIR2019: Laura Findeiss named new president

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX:  New Executive Council members announced AUSTIN, TEXAS — Laura Findeiss , M.D., FSIR, an interventional radiologist and chief of service for the department of radiology at Grady Memorial Hospital, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, assumed the office of president of the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR)... Read more

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#SIR2019: UFE safer than surgery for women

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX:  Research shows uterine fibroid embolisation is a durable treatment that results in fewer complications AUSTIN, TEXAS — Uterine fibroid embolisation ( UFE ) effectively treats uterine fibroids with fewer post-procedure complications compared to myomectomy , according to new research presented today at the Society... Read more

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#SIR2019: GEMS Program debut

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX:  New initiative aims to foster diversity in interventional radiology AUSTIN, TEXAS —Former Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) President Alan H. Matsumoto , M.D., FSIR, introduced a new program to support diversity in interventional radiology by providing a travel grant for medical students from diverse backgrounds... Read more

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#SIR2019: Interventional radiologists united can lead patient-centric medicine

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX:  Professor and chair of the department of radiology and medical imaging at the University of Virginia, discusses patients and patience: why interventional radiology needs both AUSTIN, TEXAS —Interventional radiologists must work as a group to make the practice of medicine more patient-centric and efficient, said Alan... Read more

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#SIR2019: Gold Medalists for outstanding achievement in interventional radiology

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX: This year's Gold Medalists AUSTIN, TEXAS — The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) presented its highest honour, the SIR Gold Medal, to Alan H. Matsumoto, M.D., FSIR; Daniel Picus, M.D., FSIR; and James B. Spies, M.D., M.P.H., FSIR, during its Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, Texas. These awards acknowledge distinguished... Read more

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#SIR2019: Smart speakers help physicians in the OR

2019 26 Mar

 #SIR19ATX:  Research demonstrates value of Amazon Echo and Google Home during medical procedures AUSTIN, TEXAS — Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms, according to new research presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology’s... Read more

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Interventional radiology in Europe

2019 19 Mar

Interventional radiology (IR) helps provide new, not previously, feasible treatments for patients. An IR approach is less invasive to the patient, such that many surgical procedures have been replaced or enhanced by the provision of IR services.  To learn more about the current practice of IR throughout Europe, the European Society of Radiology... Read more

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Growing student interest in radiology amidst AI fears

2019 06 Feb

The importance of artificial intelligence ( AI ) is ever increasing in healthcare, especially in enhancing the accuracy of diagnostic tools and disease risk predictive models. Radiology is said to be among the medical specialities most primed to incorporate AI into clinician workflow. It's no wonder that conversations about AI replacing radiologists... Read more

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Patient Emergencies in Radiology: How Frequent?

2015 22 Sep

When hospital patients outside the ICU become unstable, many facilities have medical emergency teams (MET) in place to rapidly respond. But are events warranting MET calls more common in a radiology department (RD) than in a general ward? Lora Ott, PhD, RN, Assistant Professor, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and colleagues have published the results... Read more