Research Articles

Interventional oncologists are now firmly established as part of the multidisciplinary team at most cancer centers across the world. As the interventional oncology (IO) armamentarium continues to grow, it is becoming more challenging to decide when is the appropriate situation to apply a new device… Read More
Interventional Radiology (IR) has had an historic year, receiving the first new primary specialty designation awarded by the American Board of Medical Specialties in over 25 years. In parallel, the University of Miami took the extraordinary step of establishing a formal IR department.… Read More
In the continued endeavor to improve targeting accuracy, radiation oncology has come a long way over the years. From film x-rays and skin marks to fiducials and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT), we’ve seen improvements in patient alignment and tumor localization. Yet an unmet need still existed… Read More
Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this study is to show results in drug-eluting bead transarterial chemoembolization (DEB-TACE) using HepaSphere Microspheres (Merit Medical) loaded with doxorubicin in patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Materials and Methods: From December 2005… Read More
Abstract: Purpose: To evaluate optimized edge-enhanced 1 mm to 1.5 mm thin-slice arterial-phase computed tomography (CT) vs standard 3.0 mm to 5.0 mm slice arterial-phase CT in identification of clinically relevant mesenteric vessels prior to mesenteric mapping. Materials and Methods: An IRB-… Read More
ABSTRACT: Introduction: Percutaneous spinal augmentation and cementoplasty (PSAC) is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat or prevent pathologic fractures and pain when other pain management is ineffective. Previous reports have demonstrated significant subjective pain and symptom relief… Read More
Abstract: Background: Current manufacturer guidelines for cryoablation of renal tumors measuring more than 1 cm include the use of multiple probes to achieve an adequate ablation margin. No prior studies have compared the use of single-probe cryoablation or single-electrode radiofrequency ablation… Read More
Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of this study was to analyze outcomes in a single-center cohort of patients undergoing CT-guided percutaneous renal radiofrequency ablation (rRFA) to determine if lesion size was a differentiator of outcomes, and to describe the temporal changes in lesion size… Read More
  Primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) causes more deaths in the United States per year than the combined mortality of breast, colon, and prostate cancer.1 For newly diagnosed patients, the 5-year overall survival rate is 15%. Due to frequent comorbidities including chronic obstructive… Read More