Register for Interventional Radiology Meeting Press Conferences

Newswise — WHAT: 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Interventional Radiologyto present the latest research and trends in minimally invasive medicine.

WHEN: Press Conference Friday, March 31 at 9 a.m. ET " also via webcast

1. Cognitive Improvements in Carotid Stenting Patients: New research challenges the classification of "symptomatic" and "asymptomatic" patients by evaluating cognitive function after non-surgical treatment to open blocked carotid artery to prevent stroke.

2. Non-Surgical Treatment for Male Infertility, Already as Good as Surgery, Just Got Better: Original technique's inventor adds foam to procedure to treat varicoceles to relieve groin pain, eliminate testicular atrophy and reverse male infertility.

3. Women with Debilitating Chronic Pelvic Pain Have Non-Surgical Solution: Study evaluates a new treatment for pelvic congestion syndrome, caused by varicose veins in the pelvis; multiple pregnancies increase risk.

Press Conference Monday, April 3, at 9 a.m. ET

1. First Study of Uterine Fibroid Embolization for Post-Menopausal Women: Although uterine fibroids generally regress after menopause, there are many post-menopausal women who continue to suffer pain, constipation, urinary frequency and other symptoms due to their fibroids.

2. Non-Surgical Thermal Ablation Treats Painful Chest Wall Tumors: New non-surgical techniques — radiofrequency ablation, cryoablation and microwave ablation — heat or freeze the cancerous cells, which kills the tumor and nerve endings in the vicinity that were causing pain.

3. Laser Provides Children with Less Painful Treatment for Vascular Malformations: Interventional Radiologists adapt existing non-surgical laser technology to treat painful and disfiguring vein defect.

4. Study Compares Complications of Surgical and Non-Surgical Treatments for Uterine Fibroids: Major complications, infections and pulmonary embolisms were tracked in 312 patients.

WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre" Press conference room 802A

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