Interventional

One study found rads who performed fewer than 100 percutaneous transthoracic procedures had more than double the risk of false negatives.

The documents detail appropriate patient selection for image-guided percutaneous ablation along with post-treatment care and follow-up protocols, among other topics.

Bypassing conventional CT for scans readily available in surgical rooms may help doctors quickly assess large vessel occlusion strokes prior to mechanical thrombectomy.

A federal jury recently determined C.R. Bard's filter led to serious complications after fracturing inside a patient, awarding more than $386,000 in damages.

Doctors without neurointerventional certification increase the number of providers offering endovascular therapy by more than 20%, a new surveys shows.

Focusing on workflow changes rather than staffing levels may be critical to curbing burnout and ensuring providers achieve better work-life balance.

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.

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Radiology experts analyzed fetal MRIs from 33 women who contracted the virus while bearing a child, sharing their results Tuesday at RSNA. 

   
   
   
   
   
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