April 2015


In this Issue


What's Now... What's Next?



Chief Medical Editor’s Page

What's Now... What's Next?

By Barry T. Katzen, MD


Prostatic Artery Embolization for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

Sandeep Bagla, MD, discusses data, tools, training, and what is on the horizon for this procedure.

Embolization for Osteoarthritis and Other Pain Relief Applications

Early reports on the progress of research in applying embolization to provide relief for resistant chronic pain for musculoskeletal conditions.

By Yuji Okuno, MD

Perspectives on Current Trends in Selective Internal Radiation Therapy With Yttrium-90 Microspheres

An interview with David Liu, MD, FRCPC, FSIR, in which this expert on radioembolic oncology discusses everything from room prep to clinical decision-making and optimal follow-up.

Endoleak and the Role of Embolization

Classifications and diagnosis of aneurysm endoleak and the techniques and technologies available to treat them.

By Marcelo Guimaraes, MD, FSIR; Ricardo Yamada, MD; and Claudio Schönholz, MD

Hemorrhoid Embolization: The Emborrhoid Technique

Vincent Vidal, MD, PhD, discusses the origins and effectiveness of this treatment, along with clinical experience to date.

Ask the Experts: What’s on Your Coil Technology Wish List?

With Parag J. Patel, MD; Ripal Gandhi, MD, FSVM; and Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, MD


Sponsored by Penumbra, Inc.

A Complete Embolization System

The Ruby coil and POD devices.

With Corey Teigen, MD; J. David Moskovitz, MD; Frank R. Arko III, MD; Florian Wolf, MD, EBIR, EBCR; Lorenzo Paolo Moramarco, MD; Pietro Quaretti, MD; Islah Ud Din, MD; Nabil Kibriya, MD; and Parag J. Patel, MD


Material Requirements for Therapeutic Embolization of Intracranial Vascular Malformations

The last of a three-part series on diagnosing, treating, and researching management options for intracranial malformations.

By Ravi R. Vissapragada, MD; Vivek A. Kumar, PhD; Omar F. Merchant, MD; Lyahn K. Hwang, BS; Matthew R. Fusco, MD; Christopher S. Ogilvy, MD; and Ajith J. Thomas, MD


Sponsored by Medtronic

The MVP™ Micro Vascular Plug: A New Paradigm in Peripheral Embolization

By Ripal T. Gandhi, MD, FSVM; Brian E. Schirf, MD; and Jonathan Iglesias, MD


Update on the Transition to ICD-10

After a yearlong delay, the switch-over is finally happening—and your practice needs to prepare.

By Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR, FACR


Open Payments Update: Will More Data + More Errors = More Physician Peril?

An early look at samples from the full 2014 Open Payments records suggests that physicians must be ready to review and dispute their records before they go public.

By Steven J. Cagnetta, Esq, and Steven K. Ladd



A preview of today's new products.

An Interview With Tara M. Mastracci, MD

Dr. Mastracci discusses patient-centered complex aortic care at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, radiation safety, and the era of social media.


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