Major changes at Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology

The Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology-the monthly, peer-reviewed flagship publication of the Society of Interventional Radiology-announced several major changes for 2011-all directed at highlighting the global impact of this minimally invasive medical specialty and its lead journal.

Haskal notes that one of the journal’s new initiatives is to expand the ways in which it provides information by including new article types. "With James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, professor and chair of the department of radiology at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, D.C., in the new role of review editor, JVIR readers will see multiple monthly focused, newly formatted, evidence-based reviews," he added. Robert Ryu, M.D., FSIR, of Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, Ill., is JVIR’s media editor, who will oversee the new JVIR podcast channel, a medium JVIR will use to create short, drive-time, hard-hitting interviews with authors of contemporaneous papers that will provide insight into methodology, study structure, controversy, biases, implications for practice and next directions for research. Michael S. Stecker, M.D., FSIR, assistant professor of radiology at Boston’s Brigham & Women’s Hospital, will serve as JVIR’s new continuing medical education (CME) editor.

JVIR editors emeriti are Gary J. Becker, M.D., FSIR, Tucson, Ariz.; Daniel Picus, M.D., FSIR, St. Louis, Mo.; Karim Valji, M.D., FSIR, Seattle, Wash.; and Albert A. Nemcek Jr., M.D., FSIR, Chicago, Ill. Associate editors include Yasuaki Arai, M.D., Tokyo, Japan; Matthew S. Johnson, M.D., FSIR, Indianapolis, Ind.; David C. Madoff, M.D., FSIR, New York, N.Y.; Louis G. Martin, M.D., FSIR, Atlanta, Ga.; Deeraj K. Rajan, M.D., FSIR, Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Mahmood K. Razavi, M.D., Orange, Calif.; Sanjiv Sharma, M.D., Delhi, India; and Ho-Young Song, M.D., Seoul, Korea.

JVIR’s redesigned Web site (www.jvir) includes many new features, such as improved navigation; access to current articles, features and issues; and the most up-to-date information on research and other interventional radiology news.

Source: Society of Interventional Radiology

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