Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

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About the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) is the official scientific journal of the Society of Interventional Radiology. For two decades, this peer-reviewed journal has been the preferred reference choice of interventional radiologists, radiologists, cardiologists, vascular surgeons, neurosurgeons and other clinicians who need current and reliable information on every aspect of vascular and interventional radiology.

Each issue of JVIR covers the most critical and cutting-edge medical, minimally-invasive, radiological, pathological and socioeconomic issues of importance to vascular and interventional radiologists. JVIR brings more than 5,000 readers monthly clinical studies, laboratory investigations, brief scientific reports, continuing education articles and employment opportunities.

From the Editor in Chief: November

November JVIR gives thanks to its authors for their vanguard research. November features a focus upon ablation safety and efficacy, including evoked potentials during cryoablation, palliation of sternal lesions, systematic review in lung ablation and the JVIR copublication of the important 10-year update to the image-guided tumor ablation reporting criteria. Embolization topics include postpartum hemorrhage control and laboratory advances in resorbable microsphere and GI embolization, and control of bile leaks and aortic endoleaks and fistulae. JVIR shares data on the status quo of, and better or best options for, ancillary staffing in IR suites. Recommendations regarding chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency evaluation are reviewed in detail. Finally, numerous brief reports and letters span fascinating cases from all IR.

JVIR Editorial Board

Meet the JVIR Editorial Board.

New Appointments

JVIR Welcomes New Podcast Editor

Dr. Amish Patel is an attending physician at the Interventional Institute at Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck, N.J. After earning his medical degree from the New Jersey Medical School, he completed his diagnostic radiology residency and vascular and interventional radiology fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, serving as chief resident and chief fellow. During his final year of residency, Dr. Patel worked as a medical journalism intern with the ABC News Medical Unit. Prior to being appointed JVIRís first podcast editor, Dr. Patel revived the JVIR author interview podcast program and actively participated in other JVIR media initiatives. As podcast editor, he will continue to help grow JVIRís media content and develop new media formats for the journal. Dr. Patelís clinical and research interests include interventional oncology, limb salvage and prostate artery embolization. He has published several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles and has presented at numerous national meetings.

JVIR Welcomes New Social Media Editor

Dr. Austin Bourgeois is currently a senior resident in the University of Tennessee diagnostic radiology residency program, which he joined in 2011. He plans to begin a fellowship in 2015 in vascular and interventional radiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Bourgeois has strong personal interest in research, some of which has appeared in numerous peer-reviewed publications and received several local and national awards. His research interests include radioembolization dosimetry and imaging techniques, spine intervention, resident education and minimally invasive bariatric therapy.

Dr. Bourgeois recently played a significant role in creating and cultivating a social media presence for JVIR and hopes to use social media to engage the IR community about new and innovative research. He completed his medical degree at the University of Alabama.

JVIR needs your input

JVIR will celebrate its silver jubilee in 2015 and in preparation for this anniversary, seeks your input on what you consider milestones in IR since 1990ólandmark events, discoveries, impactful meetings or publications, etc. Please submit your suggestions by Oct. 30. Thank you for helping JVIR stand out!

New JVIR Ablation-focused Resource

At JVIR's new ablation-focused website resource, you can sign up for notifications of upcoming new content, including interactive blogs and case discussions moderated by renowned experts, reader comments, video webinars (potential additions), podcast links and author-narrated slides for ablation-related papers.

JVIR Multimedia


JVIR’s current vodcast features SIR member, Michael Beheshti, M.D. and SIR Fellow-in-training Amish Patel discussing operating expenses for conventional transcatheter arterial embolization (TACE).

Podcasts: Listen to Experts Talk About Research Presented During SIR 2014 in San Diego

Week of June 4, 2014

Implementation of Team Training in Vascular Interventional Radiology (IR): adherence of training and impact in workflow and outcomes (mp3, 6.21mb, 06:47)

Dr. Haiyang Tao (Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Nicole Zimmerman (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.).


Cone beam CT Venography vs. Cortisol Measurements to Confirm Selective Right Adrenal Vein Catheterization During Adrenal Vein Sampling: Does Anatomical Selectivity Correlate With Biochemical Selectivity Ratios? (mp3, 8.28mb, 09:02)

Ammar Sarwar (Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital, Boston) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Olaguoke Akinwande (University of Louisville, Kentucky).


Inferior vena Cava Stenting For Malignant Obstruction (mp3, 4.98mb, 05:26)

Dr. Daniel Sze (PI) Zlatko Devcic of Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, discuss their abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Sampson Kyere, M.D., Ph.D., (University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore).


Outcomes of Coverage of the Left Subclavian Artery During Endovascular Repair of the Thoracic Aorta (mp3, 6.94mb, 07:35)

Benjamin Contrella (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 JVIR Media Correspondent Nicole Zimmerman (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.).


Week of May 28, 2014

Secondary Procedures After TEVAR in the First Three Years of the VALOR Test and VALOR II Trials (mp3, 6.32mb, 06:54)

Dr. Alan Matsumoto (University of Virginia, Charlottesville) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Dr. Kyle Cooper (The Ohio State University, Columbus).


Comparison of Microwave vs. Radiofrequency Ablation of HCC When Combined With DEB-TACE: Safety and Mid-term Efficacy (mp3, 4.65mb, 05:05)

Principal investigator Dr. Aaron Fischman and Jaskirat Virk of Mount Sinai Medical Center New York, N.Y., discuss their abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Sampson Kyere, Ph.D., University of Maryland Medical Center Baltimore.


Radiation Exposure in Pregnant and non-pregnant female interventional radiology workers (mp3, 3.67mb, 04:00)

Megan Long (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock) discusses her abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Nicole Zimmerman (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, N.Y.).


Impact of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt Creation on MELD Score Progression (mp3, 4.05mb, 04:25)

Leigh Casadaban from the University of Illinois Hospital in Chicago, discusses her abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Dr. Jerome Kao (University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville).


Week of May 21, 2014

Does Stent Placement Across the Ampulla of Vater Increase the Risk of Subsequent Cholangitis? (mp3, 4.23mb, 04:37)

Dr. George Getrajdman (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, N.Y.) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR media correspondent Dr. Jerome Kao (University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville)


Surrogate Markers of Embolization Endpoint During Hepatic Arterial Oncologic Interventions Using Anti-reflux Devices: Potential Role For Intraprocedural Hepatic Arterial Pressure Measurement (mp3, 6.51mb, 07:07)

Drs. Kazim Narsinh and Steven Rose (University of California, San Diego) discuss their abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR media correspondent Dr. Jerome Kao (University of Tennessee Medical Center, Knoxville).


Simulation Study on Cost Effectiveness of Radioembolization Compared With Trans-Arterial Chemoembolization For Hepatocellular Carcinoma (mp3, 7.25mb, 07:55)

Nassir Rostambeigi (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Dr. Kyle Cooper (The Ohio State University, Columbus).


Microwave Ablation For Lung Neoplasms: A Retrospective Analysis of Long Term Results (mp3, 5.12mb, 05:36)

Dr. Bradford March (Rhode Island Hospital, Providence) discusses his abstract presented at SIR 2014 with JVIR Media Correspondent Olaguoke Akinwande (University of Louisville, Kentucky).


Week of May 14, 2014

Assessing the Efficacy, Complications, and Re-intervention Incidence Following Uterine Fibroid Embolization in Patients with Large Fibroids (mp3, 4.85mb, 05:18)

Danny Chan (University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) discusses his recent abstract on assessing the efficacy, complications, and re-intervention incidence following uterine fibroid embolization in patients with large fibroids with Nicole Zimmerman (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY), JVIR Media Correspondent


Quantitative Semi-Automatic 3D Assessment of Uterine Fibroids after Intra-arterial Embolization – a feasibility study (mp3, 5.13mb, 05:36)

Dr. Julius Chapiro (The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore) discusses his recent abstract on quantitative semi-Automatic 3D assessment of uterine fibroids after intra-arterial embolization – a feasibility study with Nicole Zimmerman (SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York), JVIR Media Correspondent


24-month final results from the RENOVA study: a randomized controlled comparison of stent grafts and balloon angioplasty for dialysis access graft preservation (mp3, 8.95mb, 09:46)

Dr. Ziv Haskal (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia) discusses his recent abstract on the final data from the RENOVA trial regarding angioplasty vs stenting for the treatment of stenoses in dialysis fistula with Dr. Kyle Cooper (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio), JVIR Media Correspondent


Influence of Bead Size on Tumor Response Rate after Drug-eluting Bead Transcatheter Arterial Chemoembolization in Hepatocellular Carcinoma (mp3, 3.71mb, 04:03)

Drs. Almamoon Justaniah and Shams Iqbal from Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA discuss their recent abstract on the influence of bead size on tumor response rate after TACE in HCC with Dr. Jerome Kao from the University of Tennessee Medical Center in Knoxville, TN, JVIR media correspondent


Video: SIR 2014 Leaders in Innovation Award

Watch an Excerpt from Ziv Haskal, MD, FSIR's Acceptance Speech: What Specialty in Medicine Has Done So Much in So Many Areas For So Many?

Press Releases


With Flip of Wrist, Interventional Radiologists Treat Uterine Fibroids; Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Report Highlights Benefits of Different Access Approach to Treat Womenís Noncancerous Growths; Could Be ďGame ChangerĒ for Image-guided Minimally Invasive Treatments, Improving Patient Comfort

SIR Foundation, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Present Awards; JVIR Editorís Award for Outstanding Clinical Research Paper on Lens Opacities in Catheterization Personnel Presented to International Authority on Radiation Protection; Outstanding Laboratory Investigation Article Examines Therapies That Help Chemotherapy Patients

Interventional Radiologists Receive Honors From SIR Foundation; Ziv J Haskal, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology Editor-in-chief, Will Receive Leaders in Innovation Award; Foundation Also Bestows Young Investigator, Research and Philanthropy Awards During SIR 2014


Medical Societies Unite on Patient-centered Measures for Non-surgical Stroke Interventions; Society of Interventional Radiology Publishes Guidelines That Capture Consensus on Clinical Practice of Intra-arterial Stroke Revascularization, Recommend National Stroke Outcomes Registry


Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: There's an App for That: Society of Interventional Radiology's Flagship Publication Delivers Research Fast

Not Equal: Quality of Care, Cost for PAD Sufferers: Study of More Than 14,000 Medicare Patients With Peripheral Arterial Disease Helps Consumers Navigate Medical Provider and Treatment Choice

Join JVIR's International Community

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JVIR International Affiliate Program

In July 2009, JVIR launched the International Affiliate Program that allows nonmembers of SIR who live outside of the United States, Canada and Mexico to purchase online-only access to the journal. JVIR is also a participant in the HINARI program, which provides discounted journal subscriptions to institutions in developing countries.

Standards and Position Statements

The Society of Interventional Radiology, with the support of 41 international societies representing 10,000 interventional radiology doctors, has issued the first global statement defining interventional radiology-one designed to benefit medical treatment for individuals. The statement addresses the evolution, impact and future direction of this minimally invasive specialty, emphasizing the worldwide availability of this specialized medical care. The statement, the result of more than two years of collaborative work, is being co-published in August as a "Special Communications" in SIR's Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology and in the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe's journal.

Society of Interventional Radiology Advances Global Definition of Specialty, Benefits Patients: A First: 41 Interventional Radiology Societies Join SIR in Supporting Statement That Stresses Interventional Radiology's Importance in Medical Care for Patients, Outlines Identity and Scope of IR Practices Worldwide, July 7, 2010

Global Statement Defining Interventional Radiology, "Special Communications," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, in print August 2010

"We Are IR," Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, in print August 2010

Related JVIR Articles
Denied in Canada: Why We Need a Global Strategic Plan for Interventional Radiology, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, January 2008

Interventional Radiology Deserves Formal Recognition as a Distinct Medical Subspecialty: A Statement From the Canadian Interventional Radiology Association, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, January 2008


JVIR has been named the official journal of ISET (International Symposium on Endovascular Therapy).

JVIR Endorses CONSORT Statement

JVIR endorses the CONSORT (Consolidated Standards of Reporting Trials) Statement. The CONSORT Statement contains criteria developed to improve the quality of published reports of randomized clinical trials. The current criteria consist of a 22-item checklist that pertains to the various sections of a report of a clinical trial (Title, Abstract, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, Discussion).

Beginning Oct. 1, when submitting a manuscript reporting a randomized controlled trial, authors are strongly encouraged to upload the CONSORT criteria checklist and flow diagram and to attach the completed checklist to their submission. These elements will not be mandatory initially. For more information on the CONSORT Statement and templates for the checklist and flowchart diagram, please visit

Top Subscription Benefits

JVIR publishes 12 issues a year as well as several topical supplements. SIR members receive a subscription to the journal and all supplements as a key benefit of SIR membership. Other features include:

  • SIR Members Receive Monthly TOC Alerts from the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). Members will receive an email previewing the selections for the upcoming issue of JVIR. Readers will be able to access article abstracts and, as a SIR member benefit, be able to view full text versions immediately, often ahead of print. Click here to preview this month's table of contents.
  • Seamless access to the full text of JVIR Online. To personalize searches, once on, register in the upper left-hand corner.
  • Instant access to complete journal content in the JVIR iPad® app upon registration on
  • All journal archives, dating back to JVIR's inception in 1990, are now available on JVIR Online. Online access and search tools are free with subscription.
  • JVIR publishes articles online as soon as they have undergone production as Articles in Press, allowing papers to be available to researchers and clinicians quickly.
  • Each issue of JVIR includes an article approved for continuing medical education (CME) credit.
  • JVIR publishes SIR’s Reporting Standards documents. These documents are freely available to the public.
  • JVIR releases several supplements each year. In 2009, this included a collection of the most up-to-date Standards Division Guidelines.
  • Subscribers have access to special e-collections produced by the journal, the first of which focuses on Uterine Artery Embolization.
  • Through its publisher, JVIR is compliant with NIH funding mandates for providing articles to a centralized database.

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