CIRSE journal family

CIRSE Presents its journal family: CVIR and CVIR Endovascular. Together, the two journals offer the CIRSE membership and entire IR community with the latest, peer-reviewed research and articles on hot topics in interventional radiology. 


May 2022: Editor's Choice

In May, Prof. Hausegger would like to highlight the following articles:



Comparison of the Covered Self-Expandable Viatorr CX Stent with the Covered Balloon-Expandable BeGraft Peripheral Stent for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Creation: a Single-Centre Retrospective Study in Patients with Variceal Bleeding
Michael Schultheiss, Dominik Bettinger, Lukas Sturm, Arthur Schmidt, Johanna Backhus, Oliver Waidmann, Klaus Radecke, Daniel Grandt, Robert Thimme & Martin Rössle 


Single-Centre Retrospective Study Using Propensity Score Matching Comparing Left Versus Right Internal Jugular Vein Access for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) Creation

Zhenkang Qiu, Wenliang Zhu, Huzheng Yan, Guobao Wang, Mengxuan Zuo, Han Qi, Guisong Wang, Weiwei Jiang, Jingbing Xue, Fujun Zhang & Fei Gao 


Hepatic Encephalopathy After TIPS Placement: Predictive Factors, Prevention Strategies, and Management

Xin Li, Sasan Partovi, Wendy Melissa Coronado, Sameer Gadani, Charles Martin, Dustin Thompson, Abraham Levitin & Baljendra Kapoor 


Safety and Efficacy of Microwave Ablation for Hepatocellular Carcinoma in the Setting of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt

Jenny Yan, Xiaohan Ying, Anuj Malhotra, Adam Talenfeld, Resmi Charalel, Kyungmouk Steve Lee, David Trost & Andrew Kesselman 


Liver Growth and Portal Hypertension Improvement After Percutaneous Recanalization of Chronic Portal Vein Thrombosis in Non-Cirrhotic Participants

Raphael Braz Levigard, Henrique Salas, Henrique Serrão, Felipe Diniz, Cristiane Alves Villela Nogueira, Alicia Araújo de Oliveira, Nathalie Carvalho Leite, Marcia Ladeira, Maria Chiara Chindamo & Gustavo Pereira 



Miltos Krokidis' Article Tips

Must-read from the April issue, proposed by Miltos Krokidis, CVIR's Advisor for Public Affairs.


Novel Common Femoral Artery Lesion Classification in Patients Undergoing Endovascular Revascularization

Martín Rabellino, Juan Valle Raleigh, Juan Guido Chiabrando, Vanesa Di Caro, José Chas, Fernando Garagoli & Ignacio Bluro    


Ethanol Embolization of Nasal Arteriovenous Malformations: A 10-Year, Single-Institution Experience

Xin-yu Li, Li-xin Su, Ming-zhe Wen, De-ming Wang, Zhen-feng Wang, Lian-zhou Zheng, Xin-dong Fan & Xi-tao Yang 



New CIRSE Standards of Practice


CIRSE Standards of Practice on Bronchial Artery Embolisation


This CIRSE Standards of Practice document is aimed at interventional radiologists and provides best practices for performing bronchial artery embolisation to effectively treat haemoptysis. It has been developed by an expert writing group established by the CIRSE Standards of Practice Committee.


Click here to read the document!


new REGIONal editor

CVIR is pleased to welcome Refaat Salman, the new regional editor in our Editorial Board.



CVIR proudly announces two new Editorial Board sections, 

Musculoskeletal and Neurointerventions, led by section editors

Julien Garnon and Kornelia Kreiser, respectively.

new section editor

CVIR gives a warm welcome to Martin Majerink, the new section editor of the Editorial Board section Oncological Intervetions.


New: Template for Reviewers

CVIR is pleased to announce that it has introduced a template for reviewers in Editorial Manager. Each article type has a template which addresses the most important points that peers should include in their review reports.


The editors' aim with this new initiative is to improve the overall quality of review reports and to make the assessment of manuscripts easier.


Read more about this here.


ethical compliance

As a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), CVIR is obliged to follow international ethical codes for publication. Ethical standards for publication exist to ensure high-quality scientific publications and public trust in scientific findings.

Therefore, it is crucial that authors who submit their paper to CVIR include a “Compliance with Ethical Standards” section in the title page. This section contains five statements: funding, conflict of interest, ethical approval, informed consent and consent to publish.

For all manuscripts (including case reports) that include written details or images relating to individual participants, consent to publish must be obtained from the participants (or their parent or legal guardian in the case of children under 16) and a statement should be included in the manuscript. If your manuscript does not contain data from any individual person, please write “not applicable” in this section.

Please read all details on publishing ethics before submitting your research.



Please note that Springer, has decided to discontinue the CVIR app as of February 1, 2019. 

All CIRSE Members continue to have unlimited access to CVIR articles online through the myCIRSE area on the CIRSE website at

Furthermore, all CIRSE Members are eligible for a highly reduced print subscription to CVIR. The print subscription rate for 2020 is €74 and includes 12 issues. To order it, please go to myCIRSE area.

CVIR Introduced new article types

In our strive to give our authors more options to submit their research, CVIR introduced three new article types in 2018:

1. Cutting Edge

2. Commentary

3. Editorial


Read the submission guidelines here.


40th Anniversary - special online issue

Four decades have gone by since CVIR was established. Back in 1978 Herbert L. Abrams and Eberhard Zeitler founded the journal with the goal of having a platform for scientific communication from all over the world in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology.


On this occassion Prof. Hausegger has prepared an anniversary issue of CVIR, published at the same time as the journal celebrates the anniversary at CIRSE 2018 in Lisbon, 22-25 September 2018. A selection of key articles from CVIR’s previous issues, including historical papers, cornerstone papers and other popular articles.


Enjoy the read! 

New Editor-in-Chief

Prof. Klaus Hausegger (Klagenfurt/AT) was chosen as the new Editor-in-Chief of CVIR in 2016 and took officially the helm of the journal on 1st September, 2017. He took over the Editorial Office of CVIR from the Prof. Dierk Vorwerk, who led the journal since 2003.
Prof. Hausegger is an established researcher in the field of vascular interventions with many academic and clinical achievements. He has been a CIRSE Member since 1992 and has held numerous positions within CIRSE including Communications Officer on the CIRSE Executive Board and member of the CIRSE Scientific Programme Committee. He has been an examiner for the European Board of Interventional Radiology (EBIR) since its establishment and served as chairperson of the committee for two terms.
The new Editor-in-Chief started his term of office with a new Editorial Team, a group of IR experts in oncological interventions, embolisation, vascular and non-vascular treatment.
We look forward to ideas and input of Prof. Hausegger and his new Editorial Team. Read Prof. Hausegger's introductory words here.
We would like to say thank you to Prof. Vorwerk - CVIR owes much of what it is today to his dedication and hard work during his 14-year term.
Read Prof. Vorwerk's farewell Editorial!

New Manuscript Management System

CVIR is dedicated to continually improving the manuscript submission process and review experience for its contributors. Therefore, the journal has changed its manuscript management system to Editorial Manager – a system currently used by a vast number of other scientific, peer-reviewed journals.
To access the new submission website, please visit:
We kindly request that all authors and reviewers visit Editorial Manager to update their information – particularly their Personal Classifications – to ensure that they can be contacted according to their area of expertise.
Should you have any questions regarding the new system, please contact the CVIR Editorial Office:

Share CVIR Articles for Free

Dear readers and authors,
Use a great new sharing feature of CVIR and share articles freely with peers and general audience across the web. This new sharing option provides authors and readers with sharable links to a read-only version of the articles. This read-only version cannot be downloaded or printed out, but it is a great opportunity to improve the visibility and impact of your work.

For Authors:
When an article is published, the corresponding author receives a link that can be shared with the co-authors. The co-authors can copy this link and share it with anyone else or post it on social media. If you are an author, you can request sharable links of other research articles that you have authored by entering the article’s DOI into the Springer author portal. Click here to visit the Springer author portal.

For Subscribers:
On the webpage of every article you’ll see a ‘Share’ or ‘Share article’ option. If you click on this, for every article you have subscription access to, you’ll be provided with a sharable link, which you can copy and provide to other interested parties or post anywhere,
These links can be posted anywhere, including social media channels and on other highly-used sites, institutional repositories and authors' own websites as well as scholarly collaborative networks, which many researchers are using to collaborate and to share both publicly and privately.
For more information on sharable links, please visit the SpringerNature website.