Along with clinical service and teaching, research constitutes one of the key components in the interventional radiology (IR) at UW Radiology. Faculty research interests span a broad spectrum of clinical practices and innovative technical developments. Medical students, radiology residents, interventional radiology fellows, and faculty all have the ability to participate in research.  IR members are able to collaborate with national and international colleagues with expertise in a variety of fields, including biomedical engineering, molecular biology, pathology, nanotechnology, applied physics of MR and ultrasound, as well as optics, electronic engineering, chemistry, and computer sciences. The concept of “image-guided bio-molecular interventions” incorporates radiologic interventions with molecular-cellular imaging.  This emerging field is opening new avenues to prevention, early diagnosis, and effective treatment of diseases through interventional radiology.  We are particularly proud of our Image-guided Bio-molecular Intervention Lab directed by Xiaoming Yang, MD, PhD.

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Comparison of Positron Emission Tomography and Bremsstrahlung Imaging to Detect Particle Distribution in Patients Undergoing Yttrium-90 Radioembolization for Large Hepatocellular Carcinomas or Associated Portal Vein Thrombosis

Hepatobiliary Oncologic Emergencies: Imaging Appearances and Therapeutic Options

Optimizing transcatheter therapies for hepatocellular carcinoma: invited editorial regarding “Roles played by chemolipiodolization and embolization in chemoembolization for hepatocellular carcinoma: single-blind, randomized trial”

Frequency of External Iliac Artery Branch Injury in Blunt Trauma: Improved Detection with Selective External Iliac Angiography

Safety and Efficacy of Drug-eluting Bead Chemoembolization for Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Comparison of Small-versus Medium-size Particles

Postembolization Syndrome after Hepatic Transarterial Chemoembolization: Effect of Prophylactic Steroids on Postprocedure Medication Requirements

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty for Pathologic Vertebral Fractures in the Medicare Population: Safer and Less Expensive than Open Surgery

Interventional Radiologists’ Involvement in Evaluation and Management Services and Association with Practice Characteristics