Editor's choice

Best of 2023 and 2024

Dear CVIR readers,


We are pleased to share the list of Prof. Klaus Hausegger's favourite articles from 2023 and 2024 with you



Provision of Interventional Radiology Services 2023

Robert Morgan, Philip Haslam, Ian McCafferty, Timothy Bryant, Christopher Clarke, Simon McPherson, David Wells, Yuri Gupta, Teik Choon See, Raghu Lakshminarayan, Fiona Miller, Paul Scott, Bahir Almazedi, Harry Bardgett, Alex Barnacle, Nadeem Shaida, Dinesh Manoharan, Mark Lewis, Jeremy Taylor, Rajesh Bhat, Behnam Shaygi & Lakshmi Ratnam 


Pre-existing Hepatic Encephalopathy: Really a Contraindication to Elective TIPS?

Pooya Torkian, Stephanie Wallace, Nicholas Lim, Siobhan Flanagan, Jafar Golzarian & Shamar J. Young  


Invited Commentary: Pre-existing Hepatic Encephalopathy: Really a Contraindication to Elective TIPS? by Torkian etal

Sameer Gadani & Baljendra Kapoor 


Treatment of Femoropopliteal Artery Disease with Polymer-Coated Drug-Eluting Stent: 5-Year Results of a Prospective, Non-Randomized Study Including the Halo Phenomenon

Giovanni Federico Torsello, Konstantinos Stavroulakis, Theodosios Bisdas, Yamel Cardona, Katrin Wichmann & Giovanni Battista Torsello  


The Efficacy and Safety of Tirofiban Use in Endovascular Thrombectomy for Intravenous Thrombolysis Applicable Patients with Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke—a Post Hoc Analysis from the Direct-MT Trial

Yingying Zhang, Ping Zhang, Anyang Tao, Xinliang Wang, Jiangxian Ying, Zhimin Wang, Pengfei Yang, Yongwei Zhang, Lei Zhang, Zifu Li, Meng Zhang, Chenghua Xu & Jianmin Liu on behalf of The Direct-MT Investigators 


Use of Tirofiban in Endovascular Thrombectomy: More Questions than Answers

Bonaventure Ip, Hao Wang & Simon Chun Ho Yu 


Predictors of Good Clinical Outcome After Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke due to Tandem Lesion in Anterior Circulation: Results from the ASCENT Study

Roman Havlíček, Daniel Šaňák, David Černík, Jarmila Neradová, Norbert Leško, Zuzana Gdovinová, Martin Köcher, Filip Cihlář, Jozef Malik, Jakub Fedorko, Piotr Pedowski & Jana Zapletalová 


Factors Impacting Survival After Transarterial Radioembolization in Patients with Unresectable Intrahepatic Cholangiocarcinoma: A Combined Analysis of the Prospective CIRT Studies

Peter Reimer, Valérie Vilgrain, Dirk Arnold, Tugsan Balli, Rita Golfieri, Romaric Loffroy, Cristina Mosconi, Maxime Ronot, Christian Sengel, Niklaus Schaefer, Geert Maleux, Graham Munneke, Bora Peynircioglu, Bruno Sangro, Nathalie Kaufmann, Maria Urdaniz, Helena Pereira, Niels de Jong & Thomas Helmberger 


Transarterial Chemoembolization with TANDEM Microspheres in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Prospective, Single-arm, Multicenter, Phase 2 Study (STOPPER Trial)

Hai-Dong Zhu, Xiao Li, Jun-Hui Sun, Xu Zhu, Zhao-Yu Liu, Hai-Liang Li, Jian Lu, Zhi-Ping Yan, Guo-Liang Shao, Xiao-Feng He, Min Chao, Li-Gong Lu, Bin-Yan Zhong, Rui Li, Qi Zhang & Gao-Jun Teng 



French Interventional Radiology Centers’ Uptake of Transradial Approach and Outpatient Hepatocellular Carcinoma Intra-Arterial Treatments

Jules Grégory, Maxime Ronot, Valérie Laurent, Pascal Chabrot, Thierry de Baere, Patrick Chevallier, Valérie Vilgrain & Christophe Aubé for the French Society of Abdominal and Gastrointestinal Imaging (SIAD) and French Society of Interventional and Cardiovascular Imaging (SFICV) 


Is It Time to Push for Outpatient Care and Broader TRA Approach Application?

Roberto Iezzi & Alessandro Posa 


Lung Mean Dose Prediction in Transarterial Radioembolization (TARE): Superiority of [166Ho]-Scout Over [99mTc]MAA in a Prospective Cohort Study

Martijn E. H. M. Wagemans, Arthur J. A. T. Braat, Rob van Rooij, Maarten L. J. Smits, Rutger C. G. Bruijnen, Jip F. Prince, Guus M. Bol, Hugo W. A. M. de Jong & Marnix G. E. H. Lam 


Unlocking Precision in Radioembolization: Navigating the Future of Holmium-166 Radioembolization Mapping and Lung Shunt Study by Implementing Scout Dosimetry

Peiman Habibollahi, Armeen Mahvash, Nima Kokabi & Nariman Nezami 




Percutaneous Large-Bore Pulmonary Thrombectomy with the FlowTriever Device: Initial Experience in Intermediate-High and High-Risk Patients

W. M. Luedemann, D. Zickler, J. Kruse, R. Koerner, J. Lenk, C. Erxleben, G. F. Torsello, U. Fehrenbach, M. Jonczyk, R. W. Guenther, M. De Bucourt & B. Gebauer 


Cost Analysis of Radiofrequency Ablation for Adrenal Adenoma in Patients with Primary Aldosteronism and Hypertension: Results from the ADERADHTA Pilot Study and Comparison with Surgical Adrenalectomy

Nadège Costa, Michael Mounie, Eugénie Gombault-Datzenko, Romain Boulestreau, Antoine Cremer, Marie C. Delchier, Philippe Gosse, Séverine Lagarde, Benoit Lepage, Laurent Molinier, Panteleimon Papadopoulos, Hervé Trillaud, Hervé Rousseau & Béatrice Bouhanick 


Cost Analysis of Adrenal Adenoma Ablation Versus Surgery: Different Organ, Similar Story

Sanjit Tewari 


Operator Learning Curve for Prostatic Artery Embolization and Its Impact on Outcomes in 296 Patients

Taylor Powell, Saumik Rahman, Lawrence Staib, Shivank Bhatia & Raj Ayyagari 


Prostate Artery Operator Learning Curves, Affirmation of the Safety of Widespread Adaption

Shamar Young 


Low Wall Shear Stress and High Intra-aneurysmal Pressure are Associated with Ruptured Status of Vertebral Artery Dissecting Aneurysms

Heng Wei, Kun Yao, Qi Tian, Shoumeng Han, Wenhong Gao, Wenrui Han, Sheng Liu, Guijun Wang, Qianxue Chen & Mingchang Li 


Lesion Characteristics Associated with Loss of Primary Patency After Endovascular Therapy for Common Femoral Artery Lesions

Yasutaka Yamauchi, Mitsuyoshi Takahara, Yo Iwata, Kenji Suzuki, Naoki Fujimura, Terutoshi Yamaoka, Akira Miyamoto & Tatsuya Nakama On Behalf of the CAULIFLOWER Study Investigators


The Endovascular Treatment of the Common Femoral Artery Came to Stay: But Which is the Best Option?

Martin Rabellino & Juan Guido Chiabrando 


Transarterial Chemoembolization with Anthracyclines-Loaded Polyethylene Glycol Drug Eluting Microspheres for the Treatment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma: A Pooled Multicentric Analysis of Survival in 580 Patients

Filipe Veloso Gomes, Thierry de Baère, Gontran Verset, Élia Coimbra, Gerardo Tovar-Felice, Katerina Malagari & Jordi Bruix 


Drug-Eluting Microspheres and Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Improving Outcomes Related to Drug or Better Practice?

Zeyad A. Metwalli, Ryan M. Davis & Sanjit O. Tewari


Long-Term Outcomes Following Transarterial Embolisation of Proximal Type I Endoleaks Post-EVAR

Shyamal Patel, Vyzantios Pavlidis, Seyed Ameli-Renani, Joo-Young Chun, Leto Mailli & Robert Morgan 


Comparison Between Clinical Outcomes of Low- and High-Dose Paclitaxel Drug-Coated Balloon in Endovascular Therapy for Femoropopliteal Lesion

Shinsuke Mori, Yasutaka Yamauchi, Tatsuki Doijiri, Kazuki Tobita, Keiichi Hishikari, Yohsuke Honda, Masakazu Tsutsumi, Norihiro Kobayashi, Masahiro Yamawaki & Yoshiaki Ito 


Commentary on Comparison Between the Clinical Outcomes of Low- and High-Dose Paclitaxel Drug-Coated Balloons in Endovascular Therapy for Femoropopliteal Lesions

Shigeo Ichihashi 


CT-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Cordotomy for Intractable Cancer Pain: A Technical Case Report

Sylvain Grange, David Charier, Marie-Charlotte Tetard, Amine Mekki, Claire Boutet, Rémi Grange & François Vassal


Single-Center Preliminary Experience with Gutter-Plugging Chimney Stent-Graft for Aortic Dissection

Yu Liu, Kun Fang, Ming-yao Luo, Zheng-hua Xiao, Peng Yang, Chen Lu, Yu Zhang, Hai-yue Wang, Yi Xie, Zhen-yuan Xu, Hong-wei Zhang, Chang Shu & Jia Hu 


A Retrospective Comparison of the Efficacy of Embolization with Imipenem/Cilastatin and Microspheres in the Management of Chronic Shoulder Pain

Mathieu Finas, Julien Frandon, Emeric Gremen, Clément Horteur, Michaël Benassayag, Gabriel Lateur, Régis Pailhe, Gilbert Ferretti, Alexandre Bellier & Julien Ghelfi 


Genicular Artery Embolization as a Treatment for Osteoarthritis Related Knee Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Yan Epelboym, Jacob C. Mandell, Jamie E. Collins, Ezra Burch, Tina Shiang, Timothy Killoran, Lindsey Macfarlane & Ali Guermazi 


Effectiveness and Safety of Different Vascular Closure Devices: Multicentre Prospective Observational study

Anna Maria Ierardi, Andrea Coppola, Matteo Renzulli, Filippo Piacentino, Federico Fontana, Andrea Paladini, Giuseppe Guzzardi, Vittorio Semeraro, Carmine Di Stasi, Francesco Giurazza, Raffaella Niola, Matteo Stefanini, Andrea Contegiacomo, Claudio Carrubba, Andrea Discalzi, Fernanda Ciferri, Serena Carriero, Carolina Lanza, Pierpaolo Biondetti, Giovanni Coniglio, Paolo Fonio, Massimo Venturini, Gianpaolo Carrafiello & Costantino Del Giudice 


‘Post-Close’ Femoral Arterial Haemostasis at Endovascular Aneurysm Repair using a Dedicated Large-Bore Vascular Closure Device: A Prospective Real-World Audit

A. Chaudhuri 


Predictive Factors for Adverse Event Outcomes After Transarterial Radioembolization with Yttrium-90 Resin Microspheres in Europe: Results from the Prospective Observational CIRT Study

Geert Maleux, Thomas Albrecht, Dirk Arnold, Irene Bargellini, Roberto Cianni, Thomas Helmberger, Frank Kolligs, Graham Munneke, Bora Peynircioglu, Bruno Sangro, Niklaus Schaefer, Helena Pereira, Bleranda Zeka, Niels de Jong, José I. Bilbao on behalf of the CIRT Principal Investigators


CIRT Registry: A Good Start for a Much-Needed Evolution in Interventional Oncology

Vlasios Sotirchos & Constantinos T. Sofocleous 



Special section on dialysis access interventions

curated by guest editors Professors Kiang Hiong Tay, Scott Trerotola and Bien Soo Tan


Outcome of Children with Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data

Sinan Deniz, Regina Schinner, Eric J. Monroe, Simon Horslen, Ravi N. Srinivasa, Yong Lv, Daiming Fan, Guohong Han, Moinak Sen Sarma, Anshu Srivastava, Ujjal Poddar, Rajanikant Yadav, Thi Phuong Thao Hoang, Christian M. Lange, Osman Öcal, Jens Ricke, Max Seidensticker, Eberhard Lurz, Angelo Di Giorgio, Lorenzo D’Antiga & Moritz Wildgruber 


Cryoablation for Bone and Soft Tissue Lesions in Pediatric Patients: Complications and Preventive Measures

Kumar Kempegowda Shashi, Mohamed M. Shahin, Patrick Johnston & Raja Shaikh 


Five-Year Outcomes after Paclitaxel Drug-Coated Balloon Treatment of Femoropopliteal Lesions in Diabetic and Chronic Limb-Threatening Ischemia Cohorts: IN.PACT Global Study Post Hoc Analysis

Michel M. P. J. Reijnen, Iris van Wijck, Marianne Brodmann, Antonio Micari, Giovanni Torsello, Seung-Woon Rha, Jeremiah Menk & Thomas Zeller On behalf of the IN.PACT Global Study Investigators


A Practical Guide for Left Adrenal Vein Sampling in Patients with Left Renal Vein Variants

Monica M. Matsumoto, Daniel Picus & Scott O. Trerotola 


Special section on MSK

curated by guest editor Prof. Julien Garnon


Six-Month Outcomes of Mechanical Thrombectomy for Treating Deep Vein Thrombosis: Analysis from the 500-Patient CLOUT Registry

Abdullah Shaikh, Adam Zybulewski, Joseph Paulisin, Mohannad Bisharat, Nicolas J. Mouawad, Adam Raskin, Eugene Ichinose, Steven Abramowitz, Jonathan Lindquist, Ezana Azene, Neil Shah, James Nguyen, Josh Cockrell, Bhavraj Khalsa, Vipul Khetarpaul, Douglas A. Murrey Jr., Kalyan Veerina, Edvard Skripochnik, Thomas S. Maldonado, Matthew C. Bunte, Suman Annambhotla, Jonathan Schor, Herman Kado, Hamid Mojibian, David Dexter & the CLOUT Investigators


Invited Editorial Comment for Cardiovascular Interventional Radiology on the Article Entitled: Predictors and Clinical Outcome of Fibroid Expulsion after Uterine Artery Embolization

Richard D. Shlansky-Goldberg 


Interventional Radiology: Future Generations Gruntzig Lecture 2023

Raman Uberoi 


Well-being and Burnout Amongst Interventional Radiologists in the United Kingdom

Arosh S. Perera Molligoda Arachchige & Niccolò Stomeo 


Endovascular Thrombectomy for Acute Iliofemoral Deep Venous Thrombosis Through a Jugular Approach with a Rotational Device

Frederic Thony, Jean-Marc Pernes, Caroline Menez, Jean-Louis Quesada, Jean-François Heautot, Francine Thouveny, Valerie Monnin-Bares, Alexandre Bellier, Arthur David, Alexandre Lablee, Antoine Bouvier, Helene Vernhet-Kovacsik, Frederic Douane, Costantino Del Giudice, Marc Sapoval, Kevin Guillen, Romaric Loffroy, Mathieu Finas & Mathieu Rodiere for the French Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Imaging (SFICV)


Percutaneous Thrombolytic Device (PTD): Gone but not Forgotten

Ryan M. Cobb & Scott O. Trerotola