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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

Announcing the 2018 Ziv Haskal JVIR Editor's Fellowship

Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, is pleased  to announce the return of a unique opportunity:

  • Develop direct editorial experience during daily sessions with Dr. Haskal.
  • Actively manage current JVIR manuscripts with full Associate Editorial duties.
  • Strengthen manuscript planning and preparation with your own or others' drafts.
  • Open the door to future JVIR involvement.

Learn more and  register at, or read about last year's fellowship at

Applications are due July 31! Questions? Contact SIR Director of Publications Brian Haefs at

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 welcomes new associate editor Aaron Kyle Jones, MD
Dr. Aaron Kyle Jones is an Associate Professor in the Department of Imaging Physics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Jones earned his Ph.D. in medical physics from the University of Florida. He is a board-certified diagnostic medical physicist and a certified imaging informatics professional. He is a recipient of the Farrington Daniels award for the best paper on radiation dosimetry in Medical Physics and is a member of the SIR Health and Safety Committee. Dr. Jones’s primary research interests are related to radiation dose and image quality in interventional radiology.


JVIR welcomes new associate editor Maureen P. Kohi, MD
Maureen P. Kohi, MD, is an associate professor of clinical radiology and chief of interventional radiology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCFS). Dr. Kohi received her medical degree with honors from the New York Medical College and completed her diagnostic radiology residency at UCSF. While a resident, Dr. Kohi completed a one-year research fellowship as the recipient of the NIH/NIBIB T32 Training Grant. Following her residency, Dr. Kohi completed a fellowship in vascular and interventional radiology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in women's imaging at UCSF. She then joined the faculty in the interventional radiology division at UCSF. Read Dr. Kohi’s full bio.

Congratulations to the SIR 2018 JVIR awards recipients
Congratulations to the JVIR 2017 best and outstanding paper awards recipients and the JVIR 2017 top reviewer awards recipients honored at SIR 2018. The paper awards bear a substantial monetary prize, granted by SIR Foundation as acknowledgment of the essential, best-in-class research that is conducted in interventional radiology and published within JVIR


SIR and JVIR premier virtual reality training video
The first-ever virtual reality 360 (VR360) training video showcasing IR in practice premiered during SIR’s Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles on March 17. The one-hour multisegment movie was a special project of JVIR Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR. Read more about the video on SIR’s website. View a segment of the video on YouTube.

JVIR sets another annual manuscript submission record
JVIR hit another record-breaking number of submissions in 2017—1,321. The journal thanks the dedicated volunteer editors and reviewers who continue to ensure its value to the IR research community.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017 JVIR Editor's Top and Distinguished Reviewer Awards!
View the full list of award recipients.

Version 7.1 of the JVIR app is now available!
  1. Podcast feed is now available under Multimedia.
  2. References are linked.
  3. WiFi switch can save data by restricting automatic downloads.

Download the app if you don’t have it, or update it here.

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.

From the editor 

The July JVIR is a cool gem in a hot season. Included are:

  • Two articles on virtual reality in IR: the editor’s column, “A taste of the future now: The JVIR VR project: TIPS” (the first IR VR case provided in a 10-segment movie) and “The promise of virtual reality in IR” (a report on the use of VR technology in reconstructing complex visceral anatomy for better treatment planning)
  • A nationwide 10-year perspective on radioembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma
  • An analysis of study data from NITER, the trial that examined medical therapy vs. medical therapy plus renal artery stenting for preventing renal failure progression due to ischemic nephropathy
  • A prospective study examining the predictive value of parenchymal blood volume measurements during TACE for treatment response
  • A Research in Translation article on the role of CAR-T cell infusions for overcoming tumor barriers to immunotherapy and its relevance to IRs

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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 as an email attachment, register for the session, or ask any questions, please email Our goal is to discuss two to three manuscripts per session.

The May 29 8 p.m. ET session will be specifically geared to members of SIR’s Residents, Fellows and Medical Students Section (RFS). Please register and submit your manuscripts to by May 17 to secure your spot.

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

JVIR is pleased to announce the launch of the JVIR Trials submission form.

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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.