Special issues

Special issue - radiation protection


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.


This collection of articles on radiation protection endeavours to provide essential information on how to keep patients and operators safe from unnecessarily high doses of radiation. 


Read the articles featured in the June 2021 issue.


Special issue - aortic interventions


Guest Editor, Prof. Ajay Chavan (Oldenburg/DE) put together a section on aortic intervetions for the special issue, with an aim to give readers a state-of-the-art overview of the topic.


The issue features review articles on endoluminal treatment of the aortic arch and of various aortic segments further distally, secondary endoleak management, the state-of-the-art imaging, open surgical options in case endoluminal therapy fails and many more.


Read the articles written by renowned experts in the field from around the world, featured in the December 2020 issue.


Introduction to the CVIR Special Section on Aorta

Ajay Chavan


State-of-the-Art Imaging of the Aorta with Respect to Endoluminal Intervention

Goetz Martin Richter


Various endoluminal approaches available for treating pathologies of the aortic arch
Muzaffar A. Anwar & Mohammad Hamady 

Current Status of Endoluminal Treatment of Descending Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms
A. Claire Watkins, Alex Dalal, Jason T. Lee & Michael D. Dake 

Increasing Role of Fenestrated and Branched Endoluminal Techniques in the Thoracoabdominal Segment Including Supra- and Pararenal AAA
Eric L. G. Verhoeven, Pablo Marques de Marino & Athanasios Katsargyris 

Endoluminal management of infra-renal aortic and aorto-iliac aneurysms
Andrew Holden & Andrew Hill 


Role of Endoluminal Techniques in the Management of Acute Type B Aortic Dissection and Intramural Haematoma

Ajay Chavan, Osama Eldergash & Rohit Philip Thomas

Role of endoluminal techniques in the management of chronic type B aortic dissection
Konstantinos Spanos & Tilo Kölbel 

Etiology, diagnosis and management aortitis
Sanjiv Sharma, Niraj Nirmal Pandey, Mumun Sinha & S. H. Chandrashekhara 


Secondary endoleak management following TEVAR and EVAR

Seyed Ameli-Renani, Vyzantios Pavlidis & Robert A. Morgan


Late Open Conversion Following Failure of EVAR and TEVAR: “State of the Art”

Enrico Rinaldi, Andrea Kahlberg, Niccolò Carta, Daniele Mascia, Luca Bertoglio & Roberto Chiesa 

Special issue - COVID-19


Browse articles in the special section dedicated to COVID-19, including articles on how to handle COVID-19 patients in the angio suite, a checklist for preparing your IR department for a pandemic, and reports, lessons learned from treating patients.  


Issue: June2020

Read further articles on COVID-19 in the CVIR topical collection dedicated to this topic by clicking here!


COVID-19: What Comes Next for IRs

Klaus A. Hausegger


Emergency Responses to Covid-19 Outbreak: Experiences and Lessons from a General Hospital in Nanjing, China

Yang Shen, Ying Cui, Ning Li et al.


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

Anna Maria Ierardi, Bradford J. Wood, Chiara Gaudino et al.


Interventional Radiology Procedures for COVID-19 Patients: How we Do it

Chow Wei Too, David Wei Wen, Ankur Patel et al.


Contribution of Interventional Radiology to the Management of COVID-19 patient

Lorenzo Monfardini, Claudio Sallemi, Nicolò Gennaro et al.

Special issue - oncological interventions


The articles, commissioned by the Section Editor for Oncological Interventions Thierry de Baère (Villejuif/FR), provide the field’s leading experts with the opportunity to share the latest information on interventional oncology, with multidisciplinary perspectives.


The IO secion os divided into two parts:

-  essential information that IRs need to know about IO

- oncology-specific procedures on targeted organs


Issue: September 2019


Introduction to the CVIR Special Issue with a Focus on Oncological Interventions
Thierry de Baère

Chemotherapy, Still an Option in the Twenty-First Century in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer?
Wolfang Eisterer, Gerald Prager

Cancer Immunotherapy: A Simple Guide for Interventional Radiologists of New Therapeutic Approaches
A. Digklia, R. Duran, K. Homicsko, L. E. Kandalaft, A. Hocquelet, A. Orcurto, G. Coukos, A. Denys

Focus on Recommendations for the Management of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer
Pernelle Lavaud, Benjamin Besse, Thierry de Baere, Frederic Deschamps, Sacha Mussot, Cécile Le Pechoux, Caroline Caramella, Olaf Mercier, Laura Mezquitta, Angela Botticella, Pauline Pradere, Julien Adam, David Planchard, Lambros Tselikas

Liver-Directed and Systemic Therapies for Colorectal Cancer Liver Metastases
Nancy Kemeny, Ieva Kurilova, Jia Li, Juan C. Camacho, Constantinos T. Sofocleous

Basic Knowledge in Soft Tissue Sarcoma
Kévin Bourcier, Axel Le Cesne, Lambros Tselikas, Julien Adam, Olivier Mir, Charles Honore, Thierry de Baere

Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Essentials Interventional Radiologists Need to Know
Delia D’Avola, Jose I. Bilbao, Bruno Sangro