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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 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.


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.

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 


JVIR’s May issue will surely cut a swath across IR.  It includes



  • A treat-and-resect study on the feasibility and potential logic of PAE for unresectable prostate cancer, possible treatment of LR-4 tumors outside Milan transplant criteria, and possible uses of radiogenomics in interventional radiology .   
  • A Quality Improvement Guidelines document from the SIR Standards Committee, with updates, recommendations and evidence for treating patients with chronic mesenteric ischemia.
  • A JVIR History piece on the earliest days of IR and a Global Perspectives article on review new regulatory pathways for approval of devices by the Japanese FDA.
  • Two Education, Economics, and Workforce papers focusing on social media and public perceptions of IR.

Read and hear Editor’s full message.

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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.