the official journal of CIRSE

CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR) is the official journal of

the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE).

Founded in 1978 by Professors Herbert L. Abrams and Eberhard Zeitler,

CVIR is the longest-running journal in the field of vascular and interventional radiology.



CIRSE Members have unlimited online access to all CVIR articles. To access the full text articles, log in with the credentials for myCIRSE.*


* Please note Chrome users are currently experiencing problems accessing CVIR. If you experience access problems, we recommend first trying another browser (Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.). Springer is looking into solving the issue. Thank you for your understanding. 


CVIR Awards 2021


We are delighted to announce that two studies presented at the 2021 FIRST@CIRSE session were published in CVIR parallel to the presentations.


Click here to read the full articles!



2021 Award Winners

  • Editors' Medal 
  • Most cited papers
  • Most downloaded paper
  • Article with best media performance
  • The reviewers who completed the most reviews!


Editor's Choice: Oct 2021

Can you recall a scenario in which you have been asked to perform a potentially inappropriate procedure? Evolving to clinician caries a burden of ethical dilemmas for IRs. This very interesting article addresses such issues introducing new terms and another dimension to IR clinical practice. 


Read the article here!


Read the newest CIRSE SOP

CIRSE Standards of Practice on Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography, Biliary Drainage and Stenting

by Marco Das, Christiaan van der Leij, Marcus Katoh, Daniel Benten, Babs M. F. Hendriks & Adam Hatzidakis


Read it here!

For CIRSE members read-only version


Impact Factor: 2.740

2020 wasn’t all bad news – CVIR’s impact factor rose from 2.034 in 2019 to an impressive 2.740!


We are proud to host such high-quality articles and tenacious authors, and this new metric indicates that our readership  appreciates it too.


Thank you all for making CVIR your IR journal of choice!


Direct transfer of good papers from CVIR to CVIR Endovascular!

CIRSE has a journal family!


Good papers submitted to CVIR and not accepted due to CVIR's limited page budget will be automatically transferred to CVIR Endovascular for consideration.

CIRSE Clinical Practice Manual

The up-to-date CIRSE Clinical Practice Manual is now available. Be sure to read, download and share with your IR colleagues, friends and students. Congrats to Prof. Andreas Mahnken and the entire task force on this important achievement!


Read it here free of charge!



As our reviewer you can....

Claim CME credits for each review performed!


Connect your Publons and ORCID accounts with the journal!


Make sure to apply to become a reviewer.

Contact us at for more details or visit our reviewer-dedicated page.

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