April 2018


In this Issue


Examining best practices and next-generation applications.




Embolization: A Closer Look

By Christoph A. Binkert, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR; and Charles E. Ray Jr, MD, PhD, MS


cTACE: The Rebirth of Lipiodol?

Lipiodol-based cTACE remains the most well-studied transarterial therapy for hepatocellular carcinoma.

By Ali Kord Valeshabad, MD, MPH; Jeffrey Kuwahara, MD; and Charles E. Ray Jr, MD, PhD, MS

A UK Perspective: PAE: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

A look at the current use of prostate artery embolization for symptomatic benign prostatic hypertrophy and what further dissemination could offer to patients.

By Nigel Hacking, BSc, MBBS, FRCR, FRCP

A US Perspective: PAE: Is It Ready for Prime Time?

A commentary on the benefits of prostatic artery embolization, opportunities for training, and challenges to widespread adoption.

By Sandeep Bagla, MD

Embolization for OA: Which Patients Are the Most Suitable Candidates?

A review of patient selection and procedural technique, with case examples.

By Masahiko Shibuya, MD, PhD; and Yuji Okuno, MD, PhD

Endovascular Treatment of Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

PCS remains underdiagnosed and undertreated, but recognizing this condition and providing endovascular treatment can benefit women with chronic pelvic pain.

By Andrew C. Picel, MD; and Anne C. Roberts, MD

Ask the Experts: Pelvic Congestion Syndrome: Which Veins Do You Treat and When?

Experts discuss the use of imaging, embolization approaches, and reintervention strategies in case of recurrence.

With Michael Miller Jr, MD, FSIR; Waleska Pabon-Ramos, MD, MPH; Meridith J. Englander, MD, FSIR; and Miguel Angel de Gregorio, MD, PhD, FCIRSE, FSIR, EBIR

Double Embolization for Rapid Liver Hypertrophy: The Endovascular ALPPS

A review of how an interventional double embolization procedure developed from the surgical ALPPS procedure and discussion of the initial results.

By Erik Schadde, MD, FACS, FEBS (HPB); and Christoph A. Binkert, MD, FCIRSE, FSIR

Radiation Segmentectomy as an Alternative to Surgery?

With technologic advancements in interventional oncology and an expanding body of data in the literature, how should this transarterial therapy be applied in HCC patients?

By Derek Biederman, MD; and Edward Kim, MD

Splenic Artery Embolization: Proximal or Distal?

A review of when proximal or distal embolization should be used, optimal technique, and results of studies evaluating outcomes.

By Hanno Hoppe, MD, EBIR, FCIRSE; and Sebastian Kos, MD, EBIR, FCIRSE

Type I Endoleak Embolization With Liquids: Does It Work?

Indications, limitations, and outcomes of liquid embolization of type I endoleaks.

By Seyed Ameli-Renani, MBBS, FRCR, EBIR; Vasileios Patsiogiannis, MD; and Robert A. Morgan, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, EBIR

Hemorrhoid Embolization: Does It Last?

A review of available nonsurgical minimally invasive treatments for hemorrhoids and their outcomes compared to hemorrhoidal artery embolization.

By Vincent Vidal, MD, PhD

Bariatric Embolization: Are Patients Actually Losing Weight?

An overview of what we currently know about weight loss expectations associated with bariatric embolization.

By Bin-Yan Zhong, MD; Godwin Abiola, BA; and Clifford R. Weiss, MD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Ruby® Coil and POD® System: A Coil Platform for Fast and Easy Embolization

By Parag J. Patel, MD; Frank R. Arko III, MD; Manuel R. Perez-Izquierdo, MD, FACS; Mahmood Razavi, MD; Mazin Foteh, MD; Thomas Aquisto, MD; and Vishal Kumar, MD


Sponsored by Medtronic

The Growing Utility of Embolization

Using the Concerto™ 3D detachable coil system in challenging anatomies.

By Hans Lindgren, MD, PhD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

Ruby Coil and POD System: Tools for Dense and Durable Embolisation

By Dr. med. Alexander Massmann; Riccardo Corti, MD; Robert Morgan, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, EBIR; Angelo Spinazzola, MD; Valentina Pompa, MD; Patricia Bermúdez Bencerrey, MD; Fernando Gómez Muñoz, MD, PhD; and Rafal Maciag, MD



An Interview With Isabelle Van Herzeele, MD, PhD

Prof. Van Herzeele discusses the current use of simulation technologies for endovascular training and procedure rehearsal, as well as ongoing work to improve radiation safety.


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