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Monday, March 22: Peripheral arterial disease

The treatment of peripheral arterial disease (PAD) has long been part of the lifeblood of our specialty, yet non-IRs increasingly attempt to enter the space. The Annual Meeting Committee wanted to dedicate a day to PAD programming to demonstrate our commitment to continuing the high-quality treatment that is best provided by the interventional radiologist.
—SIR 2021 Chair Constantino S. Peña, MD, FSIR

Daily science preview

Posted March 22, 2021

Learn all the details of the three concurrent scientific sessions scheduled for 10–11 a.m.
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Interventional Oncology I
  • Musculoskeletal Interventions


Facts and figures: The value of IR

Posted March 22, 2021
"By investing in interventional radiology and expanding its access to patients, the value of IR can be multiplied throughout the healthcare ecosystem." Read the new SIR white paper on how you can clearly demonstrate your value as an IR. Read more.


Session preview: PAD: Getting in the Game | 1–2 p.m.

Posted March 22, 2021

The session, which is part of today’s curriculum on peripheral arterial disease (PAD), offers an overview of the essential therapies and techniques used in treating PAD, as well as tips for setting up a practice. Read more.


Creating new choices

Posted March 22, 2021

Interview with 2021 Frederick S. Keller, MD, Philanthropy Award winner Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR
Alan H. Matsumoto, MD, FSIR, discusses the importance of supporting SIR Foundation, the inspiration for the Grants for Education of Medical Students (GEMS) Program and more. Read more.


Session preview: Management of Calcium in PAD | 5–6 p.m.

Posted March 22, 2021

Prevalent in the elderly, diabetics and those with kidney disease, the presence of calcium can act as a barrier to optimal dilation and make any procedure more difficult and dangerous. The session will feature case studies and techniques for managing calcium build-up in PAD patients. Read more.


Session recap: Extreme IR

Posted March 22, 2021
Challenges and learning opportunities abounded during SIR 2021’s “Extreme IR” session on Sunday, March 21. “Since the days of Charles Dotter, we’ve always learned by seeing examples of the failures and successes in the field,” said Dr. Haskal. “This kind of curiosity is in the nature IR.” Read more.


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