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The premier journal of vascular and interventional radiology

Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

JVIR is the official scientific journal of the Society of Interventional Radiology. For more than two decades, this peer-reviewed journal has been the preferred reference 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 monthly clinical studies, laboratory investigations, commentaries, reports on interventional procedures, devices, or unique anatomic findings, CME articles, book reviews, “extreme” case studies, societal position statements, and standards of practice, as well as a variety of social and multimedia offerings.

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JVIR news

Editor’s message to students of IR
In his September editorial, Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, states that there has never been a better time to become an IR.  Read about the exhilarating joys, profound satisfactions and inestimable value of the profession.

JVIR impact factor climbs
JVIR 2016 Impact FactorThe Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) has made another significant climb in its Thomson Reuters journal impact factor (JIF). JVIR’s impact factor in 2016 was 2.780, up 8.2 percent from 2.570 in 2015. The Thomson Reuters JIF provides an objective measure of JVIR’s influence by analyzing the journal’s citation references.  JVIR has experienced a compound annual growth rate of 6.6 percent since 2013. The continued growth in JVIR’s impact affirms interventional radiology’s global importance and cements JVIR as the authoritative source for IR research and science.

JVIR introduces valuable, time-saving feature
JVIR is pleased to introduce a new feature in select studies and laboratory investigations:  Editors’ Research Highlights. These boxed highlights—concise “take-home” points of the core findings and conclusions of the authors’ research—will allow readers to quickly read the most salient points. Authors are encouraged to propose their own highlights to draw attention to the key points of their research. Editors will add expert perspectives to highlight the value of the presented research. Those interested in proposing their own highlights are encouraged to consult the appropriate section in JVIR’s Instructions for Authors.

 welcomes new associate editor, Dr. Tiago Bilhim
Dr. Tiago Bilhim has been a professor of radiology at Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal for the past 11 years. He is a European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR)–certified interventional radiologist. Dr. Bilhim completed his diagnostic radiology residency at Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, where he currently works as an interventional radiologist. He also works in the same capacity at at the Saint Louis Hospital, Lisbon, Portugal. Dr. Bilhim received a PhD from the Nova Medical School in Lisbon, Portugal. The topic of his thesis was prostate artery embolization.

Dr. Bilhim received the prestigious JVIR Top Reviewer award five times (2012–2016), and co-authored the papers that received the 2011 JVIR Editor's Award for Outstanding Clinical Research and the 2016 Editor’s Honoree Award, respectively. He also received scientific presentation awards from RSNA (2010), CIRSE (2012), and SIR (2013).

Dr. Bihim’s research interests include prostate and uterine artery embolization, interventional oncology, portal vein interventions, and peripheral artery disease.

From the editor 

September marks our second annual letters issue. My inaugural letters editorial, “We dream in data, but we live in letters,” was published in the November 2016 issue of JVIR. What I wrote there is still true in 2017: we aspire to being an evidence-driven specialty but still derive great value from innovative, cautionary or range-finding information that case-based learning provides.

Most of this year’s Letters issue is devoted to a broad and remarkable range of cases, techniques, and unusual findings—plenty of the “new" that you can use. I encourage you to flip the physical pages of the bound issue, to see the full scope.

September JVIR is nevertheless led by full-length important papers, including our societal guidelines for trans arterial chemo- and bland embolization of hepatic malignancies; the ALBI and PALBI grades for predicting post-TACE survival; comparisons of radial vs. femoral approaches for TACE; comparisons of TACE and RF ablation vs. surgical resection for 2–3 cm HCC; the national trial of a temporary combined central venous catheter and naval filter for ICU use (and an FDA-authored commentary); and the role of dual-energy CT for diagnosis of GI hemorrhage (and commentary). 

Turn on (to our blog, tune in (to our podcasts) and turn out (for our Twitter feeds @JVIRMedia). The menu is rich.

Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR

Editor-in-chief   @ZHaskal 

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Want to improve your manuscript submissions?

Join your colleagues in the JVIR Writing Club!

In response to the enormous popularity of the JVIR Writing and Reviewing Workshops held at SIR 2017, JVIR is pleased to announce a monthly online workshop, the "JVIR Writing Club."

In each session, participants will have the opportunity to improve manuscript preparation and writing/review skills, learn about study design and presentation, and learn how to best prepare an article for publication.

We also seek draft manuscripts for discussion. Anonymity will be protected, and the discussion productive and confined to the event. To submit a draft manuscript, please email it as an attachment to Our goal is to discuss 2–3 manuscripts per session.

Click to see the upcoming schedule and register for a session.

JVIR image of the month

Editor’s choice of the most compelling image from this month’s featured article

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JVIR on the go

The JVIR website is optimized for mobile use on most iOS and Android devices, so enter JVIR’s the journal on the go

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JVIR Trials

Stay tuned for upcoming new JVIR website—a registry of active prospective clinical trials in IR. Details will be provided close to the launch date.

Have you visited JVIR Access?

JVIR Access is the official blog of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, featuring article summaries and commentary on a variety of VIR topics such as uterine fibroid and prostate embolization, angioplasty, chemoembolization, and endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease. 

Now with "Teaching Topics" from the SIR Residents, Fellows and Students Section!

Visit the JVIR Access blog.