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Society of Interventional Radiology: 38th Annual Scientific Meeting
Date:4/10/2013

FAIRFAX, Va.From miniature ice balls that can zap pain and lung tumors to an image-guided, minimally invasive method to shrink the prostate, physicians will present the latest research on cutting-edge treatments at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting April 13󈝾 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. The meeting is centered on the theme "IR Reaching Out" and delivers education, resources and outcome-based evidence to attendees from a broad range of diverse clinical interests and practice settings.

Listed below are several examples of research being presented at SIR 2013, illustrating why the meeting attracts a diverse group of experts, including community or university-based physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners, radiology assistants, nurses, technologists as well as hospital administrators and industry partners.

For Men
Nonsurgical treatment shrinks enlarged prostate
Men who suffer from enlarged prostatesprompting frequent nighttime trips to the bathroom may have a minimally invasive option to shrink the gland. According to early reports from the first prospective U.S. study, prostatic artery embolization (PAE) reduces blood flow to the prostate, shrinking it and significantly reducing symptoms.
Medical illustrations are available.

Body Reshaping
Sculpting beautiful bodies with lasers
Fat-melting lasers are not only safe and effective, they could replace the surgical "tummy tuck," suggests research on more than 2,000 women and men. The safe new treatment melts fat, which is then suctioned out of the body.

Freezing Treatment
Freezing out pain Chronic pain can be helped by freezing damaged nerves, suggests a study of a minimally invasive treatment called cryoneurolysis. The treatment could provide relief to the more than 15 million Americans who suffer from chronic nerve pain. Medical images are available.

Ice therapy zaps lung tumors
Minimally invasive cryoablation freezes and kills cancerous tumors that have spread to the lungs, extending survival, according to results of the treatment's first multicenter trial.
Medical images are available.

Difficult Tumors
Treating resistant tumors with electrical pulses
A minimally invasive electrical pulse treatment, irreversible electroporation (IRE), attacks tumors yet doesn't hurt healthy nearby tissue, according to preliminary research.
Medical images available.

Preventing Amputation
Drug-coated stents can save legs
Stents coated with anti-clotting medicine can open blocked leg arteries, relieving pain and preventing amputation in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), suggests a new study.
Medical images are available.

For Dialysis Patients
Stenting dramatically improves treatment access for dialysis patients
SIR's Abstract of the Year suggests that kidney patients who are on dialysis may be helped by minimally invasive treatment with stents, which can keep their treatment access sites open longer than balloon angioplasty.
Medical images are available.

Repairing Dangerous Bowel Blockages
Stenting blocked bowel arteries saves lives
Reopening blocked bowel arteries with stents can alleviate severe pain, weight loss and death, suggests new research. The minimally invasive treatment can help people avoid surgery.
Medical images are available.


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Contact: Ellen Acconcia
eacconcia@sirweb.org
703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology
Source:Eurekalert

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