CVIR Awards

Due to a continued increase in qualifying articles, reader interest and author submissions, CVIR introduced the "Editors' Medal" in 1997. Subsequently, in 2012, the "CVIR Awards" (formerly known as: "Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal") were launched to honour one of the best articles from the previous year.

 

The awards are handed over during CIRSE's annual meeting, becoming a yearly CVIR tradition:

• Most cited article

• Most downloaded article
• Article with the best media performance (introduced in 2016 and measured by the altmetric score)
• Outstanding service to the journal for the most reviews carried out


2021

Editors' Medal 2021

Louise C. D. Konijn et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2021 for their paper:

 

10-Year Paclitaxel Dose-Related Outcomes of Drug-Eluting Stents Treated Below the Knee in Patients with Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia (The PADI Trial)

Louise C. D. Konijn, Thijs Wakkie, Marlon I. Spreen, Pim A. de Jong, Lukas C. van Dijk, Jan J. Wever, Hugo T. C. Veger, Randolph G. Statius van Eps, Willem P. Th. M. Mali & Hendrik van Overhagen

 

CVIR Awards

Most Cited Article: Scientific Paper

Paclitaxel-Coated Zilver PTX Drug-Eluting Stent Treatment Does Not Result in Increased Long-Term All-Cause Mortality Compared to Uncoated Devices

Dake, M.D., Ansel, G.M., Bosiers, M. et al.

 

Most Cited Article: Review Article

How to Handle a COVID-19 Patient in the Angiographic Suite

Ierardi, A.M., Wood, B.J., Gaudino, C. et al.

 

Most Cited Article: Laboratory Investigation

Comparison of the Thrombogenicity of a Bare and Antithrombogenic Coated Flow Diverter in an In Vitro Flow Model

Lenz-Habijan, T., Brodde, M., Kehrel, B.E. et al.

 

Most Downloaded Article

Old Threat, New Enemy: Is Your Interventional Radiology Service Ready for the Coronavirus Disease 2019?

Da Zhuang, K., Tan, B.S., Tan, B.H. et al.

 

Article with the Best Media Performance

Percutaneous Extra-Anatomic Double-Barrel Bypass for Salvage of Hemodialysis Access and Treatment of Venous Occlusive Disease

Woerner, A., Shin, D.S., Vaidya, S.S. et al. 

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2020:

  • Ali Alsafi (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust/UK) for completing 18 reviews
  • Yasuaki Arai (National Cancer Center Hospital/JP) for completing 15 reviews
  • Marco Das (Helios Kliniken Duisburg/DE) for completing 15 reviews

2020

Editors' Medal 2020

Arthur J.A.T. Braat et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2020 for their paper:

 

Radioembolization With 90 Y Resin Microspheres of Neuroendocrine Liver Metastases: International Multicenter Study on Efficacy and Toxicity

A. J. A. T. Braat, S. C. Kappadath, H. Ahmadzadehfar, C. L. Stothers, A. Frilling, C. M. Deroose, P. Flamen, D. B. Brown, D. Y. Sze, A. Mahvash, M. G. E. H. Lam

 

CVIR Awards

The winners were announced during the online event "CIRSE journals roundtable" on 2 September 2020.

 

Most Cited Article: Scientific Paper

Two-Year Mortality After Angioplasty of the Femoro-Popliteal Artery with Uncoated Balloons and Paclitaxel-Coated Balloons—A Pooled Analysis of Four Randomized Controlled Multicenter Trials

Albrecht, T., Schnorr, B., Kutschera, M. et al.

 

Most Cited Article: Review Article

Adjunctive Thermoprotection During Percutaneous Thermal Ablation Procedures: Review of Current Techniques

Garnon, J., Cazzato, R.L., Caudrelier, J. et al.

 

Most Downloaded Article

The Enlarged Fibroid Uterus: Aberrant Arterial Supply via the Omental Artery

Anton, K., Rosenblum, N. G., Teefey, P. et al. 

 

Article with the Best Media Performance

Experimental assessment of a novel touch less interface for intrapraprocedural review

John Chung & David M. Liu.

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2019:

  • Hyeon Yu (University of North Carolina/US) for completing 19 reviews
  • Kyung Cho (University of Michigan/US)  for completing 17 reviews. Prof. Kyung is a winner of the prize for the third time in a row!

2019

Editors' Medal 2019

Martijn R. Meijerink & Robbert S. Puijk et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2019 for their paper: 

 

Radiofrequency and Microwave Ablation Compared to Systemic Chemotherapy and to Partial Hepatectomy in the Treatment of Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Martijn R. Meijerink, Robbert S. Puijk, Aukje A. J. M. van Tilborg, Kirsten Holdt Henningsen, et al.

 

CVIR Awards

The winners were awarded during the "CVIR Reception and Awards" at CIRSE 2019.


Most Cited Article: Review Article

Avoiding Complications in Bone and Soft Tissue Ablation

Anil Nicholas Kurup et al.

 

Most Cited Article: Scientific Paper

Transcatheter Arterial Embolization with N-Butyl-2-Cyanoacrylate in the Management of Spontaneous Hematomas

Umut Ozyer

 

Most Cited Article: CIRSE Standards of Practice

Cirse Quality Assurance Document and Standards for Classification of Complications: The Cirse Classification System

Dimitrios K. Filippiadis et. al.

 

Most Downloaded Article:

The Female Threat

Anna-Maria Belli and Meridith Englander 

 

Article with the Best Media Performance:

Predictive Parameters for Clinical Outcome in Patients with Critical Limb Ischemia Who Underwent Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA): A Systematic Review

Sanne M. Schreuder et al. 


Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2018

  • Kyung Cho (University of Michigan/US)  for completing 20 reviews
  • Ali Alsafi (Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust/UK) for completing 13 reviews

 


2018

Editors' Medal 2018

Qi-Feng Chen and Zhen-Yu Jia et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2018 for their paper:

 

Transarterial Chemoembolization Monotherapy Versus Combined Transarterial Chemoembolization–Microwave Ablation Therapy for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Tumors ≤5 cm: A Propensity Analysis at a Single Center

Qi-Feng Chen and Zhen-Yu Jia et al.

 

CVIR Awards

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2018

 

Most Downloaded Article:

Uterine Artery Embolization for Symptomatic Adenomyosis: 7-Year Clinical Follow-up Using UFS-Qol Questionnaire

Annefleur M. de Bruijn et al.

 

Article with the Best Media Performance:

Cost Analysis of Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) and Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) in the Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Sandeep Bagla et al.
 
Most Cited Article:

Embolotherapy for Neuroendocrine Tumor Liver Metastases: Prognostic Factors for Hepatic Progression-Free Survival and Overall Survival

James X. Chen et al.


Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2017

  • Kyung Cho (University of Michigan/US) for completing 23 reviews

2017

Editors' Medal 2017

 

Prof. Francisco Carnevale et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2017 for their paper: 

 

Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP) Versus Original and PErFecTED Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE) Due to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Preliminary Results of a Single Center, Prospective, Urodynamic-Controlled Analysis

Francisco C. Carnevale, Alexandre Iscaife, Eduardo M. Yoshinaga, Airton Mota Moreira, Alberto A. Antunes & Miguel Srougi 

 

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2017

 

In appreciation of their efforts for the journal, CVIR awarded "Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal" to the following recipients during the CVIR Editorial Board Meeting at CIRSE 2017 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

Most Downloaded Article: 

The Role of Interventional Radiology in the Treatment of Arterial Diabetic Foot Disease

Jim A. Reekers

 

Article with the Best Media Performance:

Endovascular Therapy Research in Lower Limb Peripheral Arterial Disease Published Over a 5-Year Period: Who is Publishing and Where?

H. Asadi, R. J. Lee, M. Sheehan, P. Thanaratam, D. M. Lee, A. M. Lee & M. J. Lee

 

Most Cited Article: 

Radiation-Induced Cataractogenesis: A Critical Literature Review for the Interventional Radiologist

Kevin F. Seals, Edward W. Lee, Christopher H. Cagnon, Ramsey A. Al-Hakim & Stephen T. Kee 

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2016

  •  Akira Naito for completing 38 reviews 

2016

Editors' Medal 2016

 

Prof. Johannes Lammer et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2016 for their paper:

 

Sustained Benefit at 2 Years For Covered Stents Versus Bare-Metal Stents in Long SFA Lesions: The VIASTAR Trial

Johannes Lammer, Thomas Zeller, Klaus A. Hausegger, Philipp J. Schaefer, Manfred Gschwendtner, et al.

 

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2016

 

The awards for the "Outstanding Service to the Journal" 2016 were presented during the annual CVIR reception at CIRSE 2016 in Barcelona, Spain. We are excited to introduce a new award category for the “Best Media Performance” based on the Altmetrics Score which provides an indicator of the amount of attention an article received online.

Most Downloaded Article:

Female Pelvic Vein Embolization: Indications, Techniques, and Outcomes 

Anthony James Lopez 

 

Article with the Best Media Performance: 

Percutaneous Isolated Hepatic Perfusion for the Treatment of Unresectable Liver Malignancies

Mark C. Burgmans, Eleonora M. de Leede, Christian H. Martini, Ellen Kapiteijn, Alexander L. Vahrmeijer & Arian R. van Erkel 

 

Most Cited Article:

Real-Time US-CT/MRI Image Fusion for Guidance of Thermal Ablation of Liver Tumors Undetectable with US: Results in 295 Cases 

Giovanni Mauri, Luca Cova, Stefano De Beni, Tiziana Ierace, Tania Tondolo, Anna Cerri, S. Nahum Goldberg & Luigi Solbiati 

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2015

  •  Thomas Kinney for completing 10 reviews 

2015

Editors' Medal 2015

 

Volkan Cakir et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2015 for their paper:

 

Use of Percutaneous Aspiration Thrombectomy vs. Anticoagulation Therapy to Treat Acute Iliofemoral Venous Thrombosis: 1 Year Follow-up Results of a Randomised, Clinical Trial

Volkan Cakir, Aytac Gulcu, Emrah Akay, Ahmet E. Capar, Tugra Gencpinar, Banu Kucuk, Ozalp Karabay & A. Yigit Goktay  

 

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2015

 

In appreciation of their efforts for the journal, CVIR awarded the 2015 "Awards for Outstanding Service" to the following recipients:

Most Cited Articles:

Safety and Effectiveness of Chemoembolization with Drug-Eluting Beads for Advanced-Stage Hepatocellular Carcinoma

Sanjeeva P. Kalva, Melina Pectasides, Raymond Liu, Niranjan Rachamreddy, Shravani Surakanti, et al.

 

Percutaneous Intraductal Radiofrequency Ablation for Clearance of Occluded Metal Stent in Malignant Biliary Obstruction: Feasibility and Early Results

Madhava Pai, Vlastimil Valek, Andrasina Tomas, Attila Doros, Pietro Quaretti, Rita Golfieri, Cristina Mosconi & Nagy Habib 

 

Most Downloaded Article:

Imaging of the Carotid Artery Vulnerable Plaque

Luca Saba, Michele Anzidei, Beatrice Cavallo Marincola, Mario Piga, Eytan Raz, Pier Paolo Bassareo, et al.

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2014:

  • Miguel de Gregorio for completing 9 reviews
  • Gerard Goh for completing 9 reviews
  • Ali Haydar for completing 9 reviews
  • Raman Uberoi for completing 9 reviews

5 Years of CVIR Reception

On Saturday, 26th September, 2015, Prof. Vorwerk CVIR's Editor-in-Chief hosted the 5th annual CVIR reception in the Hotel Vila Galé Ópera in Lisbon, Portugal. Reviewers, Editors and Editorial Board Members had the chance to catch up and discuss their work for the journal while enjoying some of Lisbon's culinary delights. CVIR's Awards for Outstanding Service to the journal were also presented to some of CVIR’s most active contributors.


2014

Editors' Medal 2014

The Editors' Medal 2014 was awarded to two author groups:

 

Randomized trial of the SMART stent versus balloon angioplasty in long superficial femoral artery lesions: the SUPER study

Nicholas Chalmers, Paul T. Walker, Anna-Maria Belli, Anthony P. Thorpe, Paul S. Sidhu, Graham Robinson, Mariella van Ransbeeck & Steven A. Fearn 

 

Randomized comparison of uterine artery embolization (UAE) with surgical treatment in patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids (REST trial): subanalysis of 5-year MRI findings

Ganapathy Ananthakrishnan, Lilian Murray, Moira Ritchie, Gordon Murray, Fiona Bryden, Sue Lassman, Mary Ann Lumsden & Jon G. Moss 

 

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2014

In appreciation of their efforts for the journal, CVIR awarded the 2014 "Awards for Outstanding Service" to the following recipients:

Most Cited Article:

Margin Size is an Independent Predictor of Local Tumor Progression After Ablation of Colon Cancer Liver Metastases

Xiaodong Wang, Constantinos T. Sofocleous, Joseph P. Erinjeri, Elena N. Petre, Mithat Gonen, et al.

 
Most Downloaded Article:

A Checklist to Improve Patient Safety in Interventional Radiology

Inge C. J. Koetser, Eefje N. de Vries, Otto M. van Delden, Susanne M. Smorenburg, Marja A. Boermeester & Krijn P. van Lienden 

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2013:

  • Volker Ruppert for completing 9 articles 

2013

Editors' Medal 2013

 

Isaac T. Manyonda et al. have been awarded the Editors' Medal 2013 for their paper:

 

Uterine artery embolization versus myomectomy: impact on quality of life--results of the FUME (Fibroids of the Uterus: Myomectomy versus Embolization) Trial

Isaac T. Manyonda, Mark Bratby, Jessica S. Horst, Nassera Banu, Maha Gorti & Anna-Maria Belli

 

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2013

 

The 2013 "Awards for for Outstanding Service to the Journal" were presented during this year's CVIR reception held during CIRSE 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. CIRSE warmly congratulates the winners - your contributions are greatly appreciated!

 

Most Downloaded Article:

Venous Access Ports: Indications, Implantation Technique, Follow-Up, and Complications

Eric M. Walser 

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2012:

  • Miguel Angel de Gregorio for completing 10 reviews

2012

Editors' Medal 2012

 

The Editors' Medal 2012 was awarded to four author groups:

 

1) Safety Profile of Sequential Transcatheter Chemoembolization with DC Bead™: Results of 237 Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Patients

Katerina Malagari, Mary Pomoni, Themistoklis N. Spyridopoulos, Hippokratis Moschouris, Alexis Kelekis, et al.

 

2) Superiority of Transcutaneous Oxygen Tension Measurements in Predicting Limb Salvage After Below-the-Knee Angioplasty: A Prospective Trial in Diabetic Patients With Critical Limb Ischemia

Ulf Redlich, Yan Y. Xiong, Maciej Pech, Jörg Tautenhahn, Zuhir Halloul, Ralf Lobmann, Daniela Adolf, Jens Ricke & Oliver Dudeck

 

3) Renal Artery Embolization Combined With Radiofrequency Ablation in a Porcine Kidney Model: Effect of Small and Narrowly Calibrated Microparticles as Embolization Material on Coagulation Diameter, Volume, and Shape

C. M. Sommer, N. Kortes, S. Zelzer, F. U. Arnegger, U. Stampfl, N. Bellemann, T. Gehrig, F. Nickel, et al.

 

4) Isaac T. Manyonda et al.

 

Awards for Outstanding Service to the Journal 2012

 

In 2012, CVIR introduced a new award to honour its most active non Editorial Board members from the previous year. The awards were presented during the 2012 CVIR Reception.

Congratulations to the following winners:

Most Downloaded Article:

Technical Solutions to Ensure Safe Yttrium-90 Radioembolization in patients With Initial Extrahepatic Deposition of 99m Technetium-Albumin Macroaggregates

M. W. Barentsz, M. A. D. Vente, M. G. E. H. Lam, M. L. J. Smits, J. F. W. Nijsen, B. A. Seinstra, et al.

 

Most cited article:

Irreversible Electroporation of Renal Cell Carcinoma: A First-in-Man phase I Clinical Study

Maciej Pech, Andreas Janitzky, Johann Jacob Wendler, Christof Strang, Simon Blaschke, Oliver Dudeck, Jens Ricke & Uwe-Bernd Liehr 

 

Outstanding Service to the Journal for the most reviews carried out in 2011:

  • Peter Isfort for completing 10 reviews

2011

Editors' Medal 2011

 

The Editors' Medal 2011 was awarded to the following author groups:

 

1) Prospective Randomized Study of Doxorubicin-Eluting-Bead Embolization in the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Results of the PRECISION V Study

Johannes Lammer, Katarina Malagari, Thomas Vogl, et al.

 

2) P. Brunners et al.

3) J. Peregrin et al.

4) S. Spiliopoulos et al.

 

CVIR Reception 2011

In recognition of their valuable support to the journal CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology, Springer Science, CIRSE, and Prof. Dierk Vorwerk invited the journals reviewers, authors and editorial board members to an exclusive reception held during CIRSE 2011. The reception was held in the lakeside Restaurant am See in Munich, Germany.


2010

Editors' Medal 2010

 

The Editors' Medal 2010 was awarded to two author groups:

 

1) Biocompatibility, Inflammatory Response, and Recannalization Characteristics of Nonradioactive Resin Microspheres: Histological Findings

José I. Bilbao, Alba de Martino, Esther de Luis, Lourdes Díaz-Dorronsoro, Alberto Alonso-Burgos, Antonio Martínez de la Cuesta, Bruno Sangro & José A. García de Jalón 

 

2) Embolization of the Gastroduodenal Artery Before Selective Internal Radiotherapy: A Prospectively Randomized Trial Comparing Platinum-Fibered Microcoils with the Amplatzer Vascular Plug II

Maciej Pech, Annett Kraetsch, Gero Wieners, Ulf Redlich, Gunnar Gaffke, Jens Ricke & Oliver Dudeck 


Past Awardees

Editors' Medal 2009

M. Mara

P. Bruners

Editors' Medal 2008

P. Zampakis

S. Stampfl

Editors' Medal 2007

T. Rand

J. Šochman

Editors' Medal 2006

I. Bargellini

Editors' Medal 2005

E.P Strecker

Editors' Medal 2004

M. Pitton

Editors' Medal 2003

W. Schöber

Editors' Medal 2002

C. A. Binkert

Editors' Medal 2001

J. Sochman

Editors' Medal 2000

J. Harnek

Editors' Medal 1999

S. Wildermuth

Editors' Medal 1998

J.J. Froelich

Editors' Medal 1997

K.H. Schürman