In this Issue
Which factors will affect widespread acceptance of emerging options?
Guest Chief Medical Editors’ Page
By Kari J. Nelson, MD; and Patrick Haage, MD, PhD, MBA
A discussion of how embolization can fit into the osteoarthritis treatment algorithm and what is needed to gain support from the medical community.
By Siddharth A. Padia, MD
A look at the current position of PAE and the opportunities and challenges of establishing its role in the treatment pathway for symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia.
By Timothy J.C. Bryant, BMedSci, BMBS, MRCP, FRCR
Building a successful PAE program requires collaboration between urology and interventional radiology through proper patient selection, communication, and referrals.
By James Katrivesis, MD; and Edward Uchio, MD, FACS, CPI
Reimbursement Rules: Can Payment Barriers for Uterine Artery and Pelvic Congestion Embolization Be Overcome?
Why reimbursement is limited for these procedures and what can be done to change the payment landscape.
By Theresa Caridi, MD, FSIR
The importance of defining clinical efficacy and safety in larger cohorts, determining the appropriate patient population, evaluating cost-effectiveness, and integrating bariatric embolization into the obesity care pathway.
By Godwin Abiola, BA; and Clifford R. Weiss, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE
A discussion on the landscape of IO combination therapies, the future of radiogenomics, and the effect of center and operator volume on IO procedures.
With Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD, FSIR, CCRP
Experts provide insights into the best strategies for treating endoleaks with embolization.
With M.W. de Haan, MD, EBIR; Fabrizio Fanelli, MD, EBIR; Robert Morgan, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, EBIR; Parag J. Patel, MD, MS, FSIR; and Geogy Vatakencherry, MD
A discussion on strategies for embolotherapy in trauma patients, including how to prepare the center, the level of additional training required, and the need for effective communication between specialties.
With Shawn Sarin, MD; and Otto M. van Delden, MD, PhD
FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Penumbra, Inc.
Ruby, POD, Packing Coil, and LANTERN: A Complete Embolization Platform for Both Aneurysms and Vessels
With Darren B. Schneider, MD; Alan M. Dietzek, MD, RPVI, FACS; Charles M. Eichler, MD; Justin P. McWilliams, MD; Dmitri E. Samoilov, MD; Shabana Shahanavaz, MD; and Parag J. Patel, MD
Case Report: Successful Revascularization Utilizing Excimer Laser Photoablation After Failed Attempts With Other Modalities in a CLI Patient Presenting With Acute Limb Ischemia
By Mohammad M. Ansari, MD; and Marina S. Iskandir, MD
EUROPEAN FEATURED TECHNOLOGYSponsored by Penumbra, Inc.
With Giuseppe Guzzardi, MD; Robert G. Jones, MRCP, FRCR; Radosław Pietura, MD, PhD; Martin Zeile, MD; Pedro Pardo Moreno, MD; and Mostafa El Hajjam, MD
MEDICAL AFFAIRS CORNERSponsored by Medtronic
By Harry W. Donias, MD
Prof. Loftus discusses the pros and cons of surgeon-level outcome reporting, paths for enhanced cost-effectiveness in endovascular aneurysm repair, and more on the forthcoming NICE aortic aneurysm guidelines.