In two independent, prospective studies, the laser-guided tool was 96%-99% effective with a major adverse event rate of 0.7%-2%.
Shifting these outpatient interventional procedures from hospital-based rooms toward clinic-based settings also helped reduce wait and exam times, experts reported in JACR.
Inferior vena cava filters are designed as a temporary solution for patients at acute risk of pulmonary embolism, yet many stay in place far longer than required.
Urologists still maintain a majority of nephro-ureteral catheter and ureteral stent placements, researchers reported in JACR.
While IR experts still complete a majority of initial renal access exams, urologists are narrowing the gap.
Shortening observation times after transthoracic biopsies and eliminating follow-up chest X-rays are both appropriate for many low-risk patients.
The 3D-printed model helps physicians practice administering imaging-guided corticosteroid finger injections, researchers reported in EMJ Radiology.
Contrast-enhanced imaging can help clinicians assess thromboembolism earlier and determine if and when to remove filters, researchers explained in Clinical Imaging.
Salt Lake City-based Xenter is using physiological and intravascular imaging data to better treat heart and vascular diseases, among other goals.
A group of 11 societies issued a practice advisory recently to help physicians better select contrast agents and manage adverse events.
Over the course of a single work week, one IR department emitted the equivalent of driving an average car 58,300 miles.
Diagnostic radiologists trailed both, growing by 0.06% per year between 2015 and 2019, according to a new workforce analysis.