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11-Feb-2014

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Contact: Ellen Acconcia
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703-460-5582
Society of Interventional Radiology

Media alert: Register to attend SIR 2014

Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting explores new image-guided technologies and treatments; news conference scheduled for March 24

WHAT: The Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting, the world's most comprehensive meeting dedicated to research that directly benefits patients with image-guided, minimally invasive medicine, attracts nearly 5,300 doctors, scientists and allied health professionals. This year, SIR 2014 scientific sessions will cover many new technologies and treatments, including prostatic artery embolization, renal denervation, robotics and ablative cancer therapies.

An SIR news conference will focus on studies that benefit individuals with vertebral fractures, enlarged prostates, breast cancer and treatment anxiety. Additionally, there are scientific studies that show promise for individuals on dialysis and those who have lung cancer, deep vein thrombosis/post-thrombotic syndrome and peripheral arterial disease. Visit the SIR 2014 online newsroom for additional information.

WHEN: Meeting dates: Saturday, March 22–Thursday, March 27
Press conference: Monday, March 24, 9-10:30 a.m. (Pacific)

WHERE:San Diego Convention Center: News conference room: 15A; news room, 15B

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About the Society of Interventional Radiology

Interventional radiologists are pioneering physicians who specialize in minimally invasive, targeted treatments. They offer the most in-depth knowledge of the least invasive treatments available coupled with diagnostic and clinical experience across all specialties. Using X-ray, MRI and other imaging to advance a catheter in the body, such as in an artery, they treat disease at the source internally. As the inventors of angioplasty and the catheter-delivered stent, which were first used in the legs to treat peripheral arterial disease, interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive modern medicine. Many conditions that once required surgery can be treated less invasively by interventional radiologists, offering less risk, less pain and less recovery time compared to open surgery. Visit http://www.SIRweb.org. Follow SIR on Facebook and Twitter and use #SIR2014 to keep up with news from SIR 2014.



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