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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

JVIR website currently down
Please note that the JVIR website is currently down and inaccessible using the usual URL. To access the site's content, click here.

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.

JVIR welcomes new associate editor, Hyo-Cheol Kim, MD

Hyo-Cheol Kim, MD, is a clinical associate professor at the Seoul National University Hospital, in Seoul, South Korea. Dr. Kim completed his residency in diagnostic radiology at the Seoul National University Hospital (1999–2003) and is board-certified in radiology. In 2008, he finished his fellowship training in interventional radiology at the Seoul National University Hospital and has been a professor of interventional radiology there since then. 

Dr. Kim has published 82 articles in various peer-reviewed journals, including Nature CommunicationsRadiology, and JVIR, as a first or corresponding author. Read Dr. Kim's full bio.

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

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

JVIR launches valuable new resource
JVIR is pleased to announce the launch of the JVIR Trials submission form. Once data is collected, JVIR Trials will function as a voluntary registry of active prospective clinical trials in interventional radiology. Read more.

Call for Submissions: “Extreme IR: Pardon My Intervention” | 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, Los Angeles

Send us your proposed extreme IR cases for presentation at the SIR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles—“Extreme IR: Pardon my intervention.” This annual session, one of the most popular events at the annual scientific meeting, spotlights successes and M&M cases where important lessons can be learned. Send a brief description of one to two cases, describing the extraordinary and usual measures taken (planned or unanticipated) and extraordinary findings or complications encountered. Physicians at all levels, including mentored trainees, are welcome to submit cases. Email your case descriptions to

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.

From the editor 

March JVIR is notable for its remarkable breadth of research. Here are some of the articles you’ll want to read:

  • A timely SIR position statement on acute pulmonary embolism (PE) interventions by Kuo et al. We should all be active in creating, leading or participating in PERT teams at our local levels. PE patients’ outcomes and QOL depend upon it.
  • Initial results of prostate cancer TACE by Pisco et al. and an accompanying commentary bringing a urologist’s perspective from Stephen H. Culp. Watch for upcoming issues to continue to feature this research at its earliest stages, as agents, roles, indications, and possible meaningful and achievable outcomes are explored.
  • The role of MRA in pre-prostatic artery embolization artery mapping by Kim et al. Can it compete with CTA?
  • A giant series defining the results of nephrostomies across all ages in children by Shellikeri et al. If you offer this, you must know this.
  • An early series exploring the role of thermal ablation (laser) to enhance enterocutaneous fistula closure by Srinivasa et al.
  • An important evidence-based review by Ko et al., of occupational radiation exposure risks to medical workers. That’s us. Make smart use of shielding, protection and data part of your practice, as well as responsibility to maximize the safety of your coworkers.
  • How can structured IR reports affect accuracy and satisfaction? Find out in the article by Nguyen et al. Realize that this is our collective goal—to ease information dissemination and digestion by patients and referrers, create consistency and, importantly, be able to participate in SIR’s upcoming collective report conglomeration efforts to build IR data for us, insurers, government agencies and so forth. It’s coming, and we’ll all need to get on board.
  • Surgeons have said that patients judge their work by the quality of the wound dressing. Read the paper by Keller et al. on what affects perceptions of quality in interventional oncology.
  • What’s the role and outcome of emergency TACE in Child-Pugh C patients with ruptured HCC and shock? Can we palliate and/or prolong life? Read the report by Fan et al. in a series from China.
  • We continue to focus on the aspects of transradial arterial access, from fluoroscopy times, patient preferences, and so forth. This month—a report by Titano et al. on the safety outcomes of transradial punctures in patients with international normalized ratios exceeding 1.5.
  • How do we reduce the oculostenotic reflex—dilating a hemodialysis “stenosis”—when it may not impair access flow may incite counter effects and unnecessary procedures? First, a reasonable when-not-to-treat rate must be defined for fistulography. It can be harder to not “do something” than to do it. But it may be better. The paper by Monroig et al. aims to do this.
  • The effect of prior liver resection upon outcomes of colorectal metastases ablation is reported by Odisio et al.
  • The Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers (AVIR) offers a call-to-arms commentary for structured educational programs for IR technologists and more widespread board certification.  The commentary is lead-authored by the AVIR president, Alisha Hawrylack. I’m a co-author.
  • There’s much, much, more in the March issue—varied letters, results of scalp AVM embolization, use of stents for esophagorespiratory fistulae in 88 patients, Dieulafoy’s and Takayasu's images illustrated, experimental intentional gallbladder cryoablation, vessel auto-detection software for TACE guidance, abscopal effects of TARE in breast cancer, a review of preclinical models for oil-based tumor embolization therapies, and so forth.

Join our Twitter feed @JVIRMedia, subscribe to our free summary/commentary blog JVIRAccess (, listen to our podcasts, read our abstracts in Chinese (JVIRChina), and be prepared for the big Virtual Reality/VR rollout live at the SIR Meeting in L.A., during the Extreme IR session on Saturday, March 17.

Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR
Editor-in-chief, JVIR

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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 two to three manuscripts per session.

The January 2018 session will be specifically geared to trainees and junior writers from SIR’s Residents, Fellows and Medical Students Section (RFS).

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

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.