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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.

JVIR news

New JVIR beacon recipient
Dr. Undrakh-Erdene Erdenebold is the head of the radiology department at the United Family Inter-Med Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He received training in general and interventional radiology from the Health Sciences Mongolian University of Mongolia and holds a Master of Science degree in International Health Policy and Management from the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, where he was a Fulbright fellow. Dr. Erdenebold is the recipient of the Mongolia’s 2010 Best Physician of the Nation Presidential Award.

New study from Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute
New study from Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute published online in JVIR evaluates national trends in enteral access procedures and maintenance procedures for Medicare beneficiaries.

JVIR and the RFS introduce "Teaching Topics"
JVIR is debuting a new weekly “Teaching Topics” feature on the JVIR Access blog. These new segments are authored by members of SIR’s Residents, Fellows, and Students Section (RFS) and include “Clinical Pearls” and “Questions to Consider.” The Teaching Topics are based on past and new/upcoming articles and are targeted to trainees and junior faculty. Take time to check out this new feature and share it with your trainees.

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From the editor 

April JVIR springs forth with an abundance of IR, including biliary and aortic interventions, oncology, embolization and more.

Included: Risk factors for lung tumor recurrence after ablation, liver ablation near the heart, horseshoe kidney ablation and blood patching after lung biopsies. Three biliary papers review preferred approaches to initial hilar drainage, comparison of radioactive biliary stents and outcomes of salvage drainage after endoscopic failure. Catheter therapies include radiation exposure during prostate embolization, multicenter results of drug-eluting embolization in Korea, systematic/meta-analysis of glue use in GI bleeding and value of MDCT in recurrent hemoptysis after bronchial embolization. Aortic papers include preop side branch embolization (and editor commentary), hybrid therapy for infected aneurysms, and predicting successful vascular closure after EVAR. Will a port or catheter placed through a fresh venous stent work? Tune in to find out.  And read and use the important societal reference document on recommended resource and environment standards for IR labs.

Letters, Images in IR and Extreme IR form the interesting interstitium. Join our JVIR Editor Awards for Best Manuscripts, 11,000 @JVIRMedia Twitter followers, our 60,000 blog views and expanded podcasts.

Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR



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JVIR's impact factor rises again!

JVIR’s impact factor—one measure of a journal’s quality and influence journals within scientific and academic communities—has climbed to 2.570 in 2015, and its ranking in its subject category has moved up 6 points, according to data released by Thomson Reuters. The 2015 impact factor represents a 6 percent increase over 2014, a 5-year impact factor increase of 24 percent, and a continued growth under the current editorship. With a total number of citations of 7,398, JVIR still ranks highest among interventional radiology journals. 

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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.

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New: Online writing and reviewing workshops

Register by April 10, 2017

In response to the enormous popularity of the JVIR Writing and Reviewing Worships held at SIR 2017, JVIR is pleased to announce that a monthly online workshop will launch on Monday, April 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Eastern.

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.

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