Reseach Concensus Panels (RCPs)/Research Summits
Other RCP topics
Topic: Lymphatic Imagining and Interventions
Lead investigator: Maxim Itkin, MD, FSIR, University of Pennsylvania
Date: February 2020
Topic: Value of Interventional Radiology (IR)
Lead investigator: C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA.
Date: December 2019
Topic: Prostate Artery Embolization (PAE)
Lead investigator: Cliff R. Davis, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fl.
Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Date: April 2019
Topic: Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) in Interventional Radiology
Lead investigator: Sharon Kwan, MD, FSIR, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
Date: April 2017
Dr. Kwan's manuscript on the RCP proceedings has been recently accepted by the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).
Topic: Interventional Radiology related costs in Healthcare Delivery
Lead investigator: Ammar Sarwar, MD, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Mass.
Date: December 2016
After the RCP, Dr. Sarwar published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Sarwar, Ammar, et al. 2017. Evaluating the Costs of IR in Health Care Delivery: Proceedings from a Society of Interventional Radiology Research Consensus Panel, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 28(11) 1475-1486.
Since the RCP, Dr. Sarwar has completed a time-drive activity-based costing analysis of IR procedures for HCC treatment in collaboration with Professor Robert Kaplan from the Harvard Business School. These results have been presented at the 2019 Society of Interventional Oncology meeting (winning the People’s Choice Award) and at RSNA 2019 (Damir Ljuboja, a Harvard MD MBA student has been awarded an RSNA Trainee Research Prize for his work on TDABC). Dr. Sarwar and Professor Robert Kaplan are in the process of combining the cost data with institutional outcomes to develop a value-based alternative payment model for HCC. They will soon be submitting their manuscript on this work for publication. The RCP was tremendously helpful in crystallizing this work.
Topic: A discussion on the development of IR performance measures
Lead investigator: Jeremy Collins, MD, FSIR, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Albert Nemcek, Jr., MD, FSIR, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Date: June 2014
In 2014, five measures were accepted into the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program.
In 2015, seven measures on the measures under consideration (MUC) list will receive notification of Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) inclusion at end of October
In 2016, 12 measures were submitted to CMS.
Topic: Prostatic artery embolization for treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia
Lead investigator: Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Date: March 2013
After the RCP, Dr. Golzarian published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).
Golzarian, Jafar., et al. 2014. Prostatic Artery Embolization to Treat Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Related to Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia and Bleeding in Patients with Prostate Cancer: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Research Consensus Panel. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. 25(5), 665 – 674.
Topic: Optimizing radiation use during fluoroscopic procedures
Lead Investigator: James R. Duncan, MD, PhD, FSIR, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Date: October 2010
After the RCP, Dr. Duncan was awarded the Funding Source Development Grant from SIR Foundation.
After the RCP, Dr. Duncan also published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology.
Duncan, James R., et al. 2011. Optimizing Radiation Use during Fluoroscopic Procedures: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel, Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 22(4) 425-429
Topic: Cardiovascular Imaging
Lead Investigator: Robert Lookstein, MD MHCDL FSIR, FAHA, FSVM, Mount Sinai Hospital, Ney York, NY.
Date: October 2006