Future of IR Review Series

An Injectable Shear-thinning Biomaterial for Endovascular Embolization

Written by Christopher Johnson, PhD, Emory University, 2020 Edited by ­Savannah Fletcher, MD, PGY-1 Definitions Shear thinning biomaterial (STB): This paper expands upon previous investigations of a biocompatible biomaterial made of porcine gelatin and silicon nanoparticles that spontaneously form a hydrogel upon mixing, due to electrostatic interactions between the two Read more…

Med Student Section

Recent Updates on PFCC Research

This column’s goal is for medical students to have a go-to resource where new issues and literature relating to patient- and family-centered care in IR are addressed and abstracted.   Approaching Challenges in Patient-Centered Research Article: Brown DB. Interventional oncology: adding options to the care of patients with cancer. Journal Read more…

Med Student Section

2nd Annual Philadelphia IR Symposium

On October 27, 2018, the University of Pennsylvania Interventional Radiology Interest Group organized the second annual Philadelphia Medical Student Interventional Radiology Symposium. Our speakers represented five institutions in the Philadelphia area. Over 60 students, from 15 medical schools, across the northeast attended the event. The day consisted of multiple lectures Read more…