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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 JVIR fellows

JVIR is pleased to announce the fellows selected for the second annual Ziv Haskal JVIR Editor's Fellowship. Congratulations to Michael Acord, MD, George Koshy Chiramel, MD, Islam Elhelf, MD, and Aaron Maxwell, MD, who will shadow JVIR Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, and meet with others in November to learn about the editor’s role and explore core components of medical publishing. Learn more about the program and international pool of applicants.


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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 

August JVIR is indeed august. It opens with a dense offering of interventional oncology research:

  • A multicenter phase II study of sorafenib and TACE for advanced HCC
  • Controlled outcome comparisons of stable and unstable ethiodized oil emulsions in TACE
  • 125I intraportal seeds combined with TACE for patients with portal vein invasion
  • Reports of radioembolization (TARE) for cholangiocarcinoma
  • Survival predictors for colorectal cancer liver metastases
  • Ipsilateral lobar and segmental TARE for multifocal liver tumors
  • Segregated analyses of renal cryoablation by cellular types (papillary vs. clear cell)
  • And a Research in Translation review of genomics to inform IR decision-making

First-in-man experience with an ultrasonic renal denervation system is reported in patients with resistant hypertension. Type II EVAR endoleaks are addressed by anterior transabdominal sac approaches; myocardial forceps prove useful during thrombectomy in patients with acute limb ischemia, as does the Exoseal closure device in transpopliteal arterial interventions.

The outcomes of prostatic artery embolization using 250micron polyzene-coated hydrogel microspheres (with follow-up MRI) is presented. Venous interventions include an analysis of stents extended "below" the common femoral veins in patients with chronic venous obstructions, and predictors of port infections in hematologic malignancy patients.

A glimpse into a new frontier in IR image-guided interventions is provided in a detailed cadaveric study of balloon expandable stent placement in Eustachian tubes. Another laboratory investigation characterizes an alcoholic liver fibrosis model for HCC in a tumorigenic porcine model–a potential large animal platform that adds to current woodchuck models.

Finally, our JVIR History series continues with a report on the history of digital subtraction angiography, by Dr. Andrew Crummy.

Subscribe to our free JVIR Access blog ( for frequent analyses, commentaries on published papers, and, now, excerpted Editors’ Research Highlights from published papers. The blog has markedly expanded and offers concise insights and materials not available in any other form.

Follow up on Twitter (@JVIRMedia and @ZHASKAL) for daily JVIR-related scientific updates.

And get yourself a VR viewer, be it Google Cardboard or Daydream, VR Gear, VIVE, Rift, or the exciting Oculus Go and check out the future of IR (and medical Training) in our Virtual Reality TIPS case (YouTube search Haskal VR TIPS, launch in 360 VR mode): A Taste of the Future Now—The JVIR Virtual Reality Project: Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt.

Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR
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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.