Society of Interventional Radiology releases Updates in Interventional Radiology 2013

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The Society of Interventional Radiology announces the release of "Updates in Interventional Radiology 2013," a concise reference of the current literature most relevant to the specialty. The book is a prime source for interventional and diagnostic radiologists and interventional radiology fellows and residents. "Updates in Interventional Radiology 2013" is edited by Charles E. Ray Jr., M.D., Ph.D., FSIR, and Brian Funaki, M.D., FSIR.

In a systematic review, the editors provide summaries on the interventional radiology literature published between July 2011 and June 2012 in nine of the specialty's primary areas: clinical practice, aortic aneurysms, drug-eluting stents in femoropopliteal disease, venous thromboembolism, portal hypertension, liver malignancy, pulmonary and renal malignancies, endovascular stroke therapy and women's health interventions. These summaries are combined with expert commentary on their applicability to the practice of interventional radiology.

"All physicians know that it is vital to remain up-to-date, but digesting the wealth of current literature is nearly impossible. The 'Updates in Interventional Radiology' series is the premier resource of its kind providing the most comprehensive overview in the specialty related to current literature," said Ray, who is professor and chief of interventional radiology at the University of Colorado in Denver.

Funaki, who is professor and chief of interventional radiology at the University of Chicago Medical Center, noted that because the series concentrates on information specific to those areas that are essential to the practice of interventional radiology, it provides readers with a focus on where the field is right now.

"In academic medicine, we often have our own niches and don't cover the gamut of therapy the field provides. Perspectives on how others have adopted and adapted based on their research are invaluable to any practitioner," said Funaki.

The authors noted that, after publishing the 2012 edition, the way in which the articles were reviewed and selected was revamped to standardize the methodology, ensuring readers of a rigorous decision-making process that is based in relevance. The series offers annual updates both from interventional radiology literature and from literature in other specialties. Each entry in the series summarizes the most important interventional radiology research published during the previous year.

In another update to its publishing program, SIR's bestselling, essential textbook, "Patient Care in Vascular and Interventional Radiology" (2nd edition) is now available in both Mobi (popular with Kindle and other readers) and Epub (free and open e-reading platform) format for use across all mobile devices. This new digital edition is an extension of SIR's "Patient Care in Vascular and Interventional Radiology (2nd edition) Study Guide" (print edition), an essential resource for in-training or post-graduate physicians, and for certification or recertification. SIR's broad range of valuable informational resources (including patient-centered copy and medical illustrations), reviewed and approved by experts, are now available for individual use.

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