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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

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.

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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.

Announcing the 2017 JVIR fellows
JVIR is pleased to announce the fellows selected for the inaugural week-long JVIR Editorial Fellowship, made possible by a grant from SIR Foundation. Congratulations to Jeremy D. Collins, MD, Hyo-Cheol Kim, MD, and Andrew C. Picel, MD, who will shadow JVIR Editor-in-chief Ziv J Haskal, MD, FSIR, and meet with others in December to learn about the editor’s role and explore core components of medical publishing. Learn more about the program and international pool of applicants.

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.

JVIR introduces valuable, time-saving feature
JVIR is pleased to introduce a new feature in select studies and laboratory investigations:  Editors’ Research Highlights. These boxed highlights—concise “take-home” points of the core findings and conclusions of the authors’ research—will allow readers to quickly read the most salient points. Authors are encouraged to propose their own highlights to draw attention to the key points of their research. Editors will add expert perspectives to highlight the value of the presented research. Those interested in proposing their own highlights are encouraged to consult the appropriate section in JVIR’s Instructions for Authors.

From the editor 

From the Editor

Fascinating work fills our penultimate 2017 issue: A careful introduction to cost evaluation in IR-delivered health care—a research consensus report; a review of immuno-oncology and its IR impact; results of small-caliber drug-eluting embolics in >400 patients; and a controlled trial of dexamethasone for alleviating post-TACE symptoms. Long-term toxicities of transarterial radioembolization (TARE) for patients with neuroendocrine tumors are reported, as are the value of ablation and TACE versus resection for single large HCC. The value of  99mTC-MAA scans prior to TARE is examined in >500 patients. Pediatric studies include a controlled trial examining different means of securing PICCs, and techniques and results of bone biopsy for histophomorphometry.

What do sequential compression devices bring to intranodal lymphangiography? Is there a role for embolization for diffuse renal cortical hemorrhage causing subcapsular bleeding? Are covered retrievable ureteral metallic stents valuable for treating benign ureteric strictures? Is percutaneous omental biopsy is safe and useful? Should aortic endografts be laser perforated in order to treat type II endoleaks? Can an MR coagulation treat aneurysms? What can happen to bladder stones during prostatic artery embolization? Do you need a multi-thousand-dollar simulator for nephrostomy training or a mere $5 phantom? The answers, and more, are in the November JVIR issue.

Subscribe to our blog,, for expert commentary and article capsules, get JVIR Twitter highlights at @JVIRMedia, and hear timely author interviews in our JVIR podcasts. If you know of IRs in developing or limited-resource countries, encourage them to write us for our electronic JVIR subscription grants through the JVIR Beacon program.

If you want to be a potential Extreme IR presenter at the SIR 2018 Annual Scientific Meeting, now is the time to send your brief case(s) descriptions to: I welcome (mentored) trainee submissions. Both successful and M&M cases are encouraged.

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, please email it as an attachment to Our goal is to discuss 2–3 manuscripts per session.

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.