Special sections

Special section on MSK

CVIR's latest special section was curated by guest editor Prof. Julien Garnon and is dedicated to MSK interventions.


This special section presents the latest technical advancements and most significant data from the literature on hot topics in MSK. The goal is to give any IR an overview of what is feasible and for which result.


Issue: November 2023


*New!* Take a look at the special section videos! Guest editors and authors of selected articles in the special section on MSK have highlighted some of the key issues covered and given readers a preview.


Mastering musculoskeletal interventions: CVIR’s newest special issue
Julien Garnon

Early Vertebroplasty for Severely Painful Acute Osteoporotic Compression Fractures: A Critical Review of the Literature
William Clark & Terrence Diamond

A Toolbox of Bone Consolidation for the Interventional Radiologist
Jeanie Betsy Chiang & Dennis King Hang Yee

Bone Consolidation: A Practical Guide for the Interventional Radiologist
Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Danoob Dalili, Pierre De Marini, Guillaume Koch, Pierre-Alexis Autrusseau, Julia Weiss, Pierre Auloge, Julien Garnon & Afshin Gangi

Cryoablation for the Palliation of Painful Bone Metastasis: A Systematic Review
Shaghayegh Khanmohammadi, Alireza Noroozi, Mir Saeed Yekaninejad & Nima Rezaei

Benign Bone Tumors Beyond Osteoid Osteoma: Percutaneous Minimally Invasive Image-Guided Interventions
Anderanik Tomasian & Jack W. Jennings

Thermoprotection of Neural Structures During Musculoskeletal Ablation
Ahmad Parvinian, Jonathan M. Morris, Benjamin A. Johnson-Tesch & A. Nicholas Kurup

Clinical Applications of PRP: Musculoskeletal Applications, Current Practices and Update
Ahmad M. Aljefri, Cormac O. Brien, Tien Jin Tan, Adnan M. Sheikh, Hugue Ouellette & Salem Bauones

Musculoskeletal Embolotherapy
T.F. Barge & M. W. Little

Transarterial Embolization for Refractory Overuse Sports Injury: Pictorial Case Reports
Yuji Okuno

Image-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation for Joint and Back Pain: Rationales, Techniques, and Results
Felix M. Gonzalez, Junjian Huang & Jan Fritz

Special section on dialysis access interventions

CVIR's latest special section was curated by guest editors Professors Kiang Hiong Tay, Scott Trerotola and Bien Soo Tan and is dedicated to dialysis access interventions.


In an editorial for the special section, the guest editors say "Interventional therapies now provide a comprehensive service for dialysis access creation and management, and this special issue provides a clinical review of the current hot topics in this arena as well as revisits traditional topics with updates from experts in the field."


Issue: September 2023


Dialysis Access Creation and Management: A Clinical Paradigm
Kiang Hiong Tay, Scott O. Trerotola & Bien Soo Tan


Percutaneous Creation of Hemodialysis Fistulas
Dheeraj K. Rajan


Management of Immature Arteriovenous Fistulas
Jinoo Kim, Yohan Kwon, Tae Won Choi & Je Hwan Won


Dialysis Access Maintenance: Plain Balloon Angioplasty
Lakshmi Ratnam, Narayan Karunanithy, Leto Mailli, Athanasios Diamantopoulos & Robert A. Morgan


The Role of Drug-Coated Balloon in Haemodialysis Arteriovenous Fistula Stenosis Management
Kun Da Zhuang, Farah Gillan Irani, Apoorva Gogna, Chow Wei Too, Bien Soo Tan & Kiang Hiong Tay


Hemodialysis Access Stent Graft Trials: Past, Present, and Future
Ziv J Haskal & Bart L. Dolmatch


Management of Thrombosed Dialysis Access Circuits
Geert Maleux


Dialysis Access-Associated Steal Syndrome and Management
Jordan B. Stoecker, Xin Li, Timothy W. I. Clark, Mark P. Mantell, Scott O. Trerotola & Ansar Z. Vance


Management of Central Venous Stenoses and Occlusions
Panagiotis Kitrou, Konstantinos Katsanos & Dimitrios Karnabatidis


Surgical Referral for Hemodialysis Access Maintenance
Xin Li, Mark D. Mantell & Scott O. Trerotola



Special section on radioembolisation

This special section was curated by guest editors Professors Laura Crocetti and Thierry de Baère.


Professors Crocetti and de Baère commissioned nine articles, which they say "cover the most recent knowledge and scientific evidence about radioembolization technique, patient selection and clinical outcomes."


In an editorial for the special section, the guest editors conclude "A lot has been learnt in terms of dosimetry and patient selection, and this supplementary issue of CVIR will provide the reader many valuable information. Radioembolization is alive, and same player shoots again!"


Issue: November 2022


Radioembolization: Same Player Shoots Again
Thierry de Baere & Laura Crocetti


Role of Transhepatic Arterial Radioembolization in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
Irene Bargellini, Elena Bozzi, Giulia Lorenzoni, Giuseppe Boni, Francesca Bianchi, Claudio Antonio Traino, Gianluca Masi, Roberto Cioni & Laura Crocetti


Role of Radioembolization in Metastatic Neuroendocrine Tumors
Robert J. Lewandowski, Beau B. Toskich, Daniel B. Brown, Ghassan El-Haddad & Siddharth A. Padia


TARE in Hepatocellular Carcinoma: From the Right to the Left of BCLC
Boris Guiu, Etienne Garin, Carole Allimant, Julien Edeline & Riad Salem


Trans-arterial Radioembolization Dosimetry in 2022
Etienne Garin, Boris Guiu, Julien Edeline, Yan Rolland & Xavier Palard


SIRT in 2025
Francesca Romana Ponziani, Francesco Santopaolo, Alessandro Posa, Maurizio Pompili, Alessandro Tanzilli, Marta Maestri, Maria Pallozzi, Francesca Ibba, Riccardo Manfredi, Antonio Gasbarrini & Roberto Iezzi


Holmium-166 Radioembolization: Current Status and Future Prospective
Martina Stella, Arthur J. A. T. Braat, Rob van Rooij, Hugo W. A. M. de Jong & Marnix G. E. H. Lam


Transarterial Radioembolization to Impact Liver Volumetry: When and How
Arash Najafi & Christoph A. Binkert


The Role of Catheter-Directed CT-Angiography in Radioembolisation
Kun Da Zhuang, Aaron Kian-Ti Tong, David Chee Eng Ng & Kiang Hiong Tay


Overview of Ongoing Clinical Trials on Radioembolization
Matthias P. Fabritius & Jens Ricke


Special section on TIPS

This special section is dedicated to TIPS, curated by Dr. Tiago Bilhim (Lisbon/PT).


It is a collection of articles on one of the most challenging interventional radiology procedures i.e., Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS), which were written by renowned international voices in the field.


Issue: May 2022


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


Extra, Extra: Read all About it—This is TIPS Generation, Baby!
Tiago Bilhim & Klaus Hausegger


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


Meet A New Boss, Not Quite The Old Boss
Ziv J Haskal


Clinical Outcomes of Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (Tips) Creation Using Fluency Versus Viatorr Stent-Grafts: A Single-Centre Retrospective Study
Hua-Mei Wu, Song-Quan Huang, Yue-Meng Wan, Yu-Hua Li & Ying Xu


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


Special section on radiation protection

This special section is dedicated to radiation protection, curated by Prof. Werner Jaschke (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. 


Issue: June 2021


Read further articles on radiation protection in the CVIR topical collection dedicated to this topic by clicking here!


CVIR Special Issue on Radiation Protection

Werner Jaschke


The importance of radiation protection education and training for medical professionals of all specialties

Agapi Ploussi, Efstathios P. Efstathopoulos & Elias Brountzos


How to measure/calculate radiation dose in patients?

Reinhard Loose & Michael Wucherer


Radiation dose of patients in fluoroscopically guided interventions – an update

Graciano Paulo, Gabriel Bartal & Eliseo Vano


High dose fluoroscopically guided procedures in patients: radiation management recommendations for interventionalists

Madan M. Rehani, Donald L. Miller & Vinit Baliyan


Radiation exposure in paediatric interventional procedures 

Agapi Ploussi, Elias Brountzos, Spyridon Rammos, Sotiria Apostolopoulou & Efstathios P. Efstathopoulos


Challenges in Occupational Dosimetry for Interventional Radiologists

E. Vano, R. Sanchez Casanueva, J. M. Fernandez Soto & G. Bartal


Get protected! Recommendations for staff in IR

Gabriel Bartal, Eliseo Vano & Graciano Paulo


Radiation and the Pregnant IR: Myth versus Fact

Meridith J. Englander & Christine Ghatan


Special section on 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 section on 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: June 2020


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, Chen Tian, Ming Chen, Ye-Wei Zhang, Ying-Zi Huang, Hui Chen, Qing-Fang Kong, Qun Zhang & Gao-Jun Teng


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

Anna Maria Ierardi, Bradford J. Wood, Chiara Gaudino, Salvatore Alessio Angileri, Elizabeth C. Jones, Klaus Hausegger & Gianpaolo Carrafiello


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

Chow Wei Too, David Wei Wen, Ankur Patel, Abdul Rahman Abdul Syafiq, Jian Liu, Sum Leong, Apoorva Gogna, Richard Hoau Gong Lo, Sonam Tashi, Kristen Alexa Lee, Pradesh Kumar, Sui An Lie, Yoong Chuan Tay, Lai Chee Lee, Moi Lin Ling, Bien Soo Tan & Kiang Hiong Tay


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

Lorenzo Monfardini, Claudio Sallemi, Nicolò Gennaro, Vittorio Pedicini & Claudio Bnà


Special section on 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


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


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