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. 


Read the newest CIRSE SOP

"CIRSE Standards of Practice on Conducting Meetings on Morbidity and Mortality"

by Joo-Young Chun, Arindam Bharadwaz, Jimmy Kyaw Tun, Tiago Bilhim, Carla Gonzalez-Junyent & Bhavin Kawa


For CIRSE members

Read-only version


Best of 2020

We are please to share with you Editor in Chief's favourite articles published in 2020.


Make sure to read and share them with your peers.



Editor's Choice: June 2021

Microspheres for knee osteoarthritis: satisfactory interim results from this study on 38 patients that underwent genicular artery embolization for mild to moderate osteoarthritis with significant improvement of the visual analogue pain score at one year and limited complications.


Read the article here!


Special section

This special section is dedicated to radiation protection, curated by Prof. Werner Jaschke (Medical University of Innsbruck, AT) and written by groups of experts on the topic.


Read the articles here.



CVIR Awards 2020

  • Editors' Medal 
  • Most cited papers
  • Most downloaded paper
  • Best media performance and
  • The reviewers with the most reviews carried out!


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.

Online first

Stereotactic Percutaneous Electrochemotherapy as Primary Approach for Unresectable Large HCC at the Hepatic Hilum.


Read it here.



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