The value of clinical research

The value of clinical research

SIR Foundation Clinical Research and Registries Division strongly encourages the IR community to undertake research initiatives that support evidence-based research and advance patient care. Many opportunities are provided for investigator collaboration, scientific training, and innovation. This division supports the development of research trials, clinical registries, and other research programs to address important clinical questions in IR. Current project stakeholders include academia, hospital centers, federal agencies, industry, medical associations and patient advocacy organizations.



Clinical research

The Clinical Research and Registries Division supports diverse research initiatives in IR. Clinical research involves the investigation of a drug, device or procedure on a specific population to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. The results can be applied to improve patient care and advance medical knowledge. Investigators are encouraged to participate in research studies on critical topics in IR.



Clinical trials

Clinical trials involve the investigation of a drug, device, or procedure on a specific population to evaluate the effects on health outcomes. SIR Foundation supports a variety of studies to advance the specialty of IR. Previous involvement included assisting with subject enrollment and raising general awareness in the IR Community. For more information on SIR Foundation's previous and current trials, please visit the clinical trials page.



Clinical registries

Clinical registries collect standardized data on a specific population defined by a particular disease, condition or procedure. They are valuable in comparing patient data across institutions to improve quality and patient safety. SIR Foundation encourages registry endeavors to collect data for supporting evidence-based research. If you are interested in learning about registries supported by the SIR Foundation, please visit the clinical registries page.



Latest SIR Foundation clinical research news

SIR Foundation issues a request for proposal

SIR Foundation’s Clinical Research and Registries division is seeking proposals (RFP) from SIR members that align with the RCP's priorities from "Closing the gaps in racial disparities in CLI outcomes and amputation rate." For more information regarding the guidelines and how to apply, please click here. Applications are due on Jan 5, 2022. 


Tell SIR Foundation about your research capabilities

The Clinical Trials Network Taskforce has been working diligently to promote a culture of research and determine the current gaps in the research infrastructure. The second step to our objective is to survey the SIR membership to better understand the research capabilities and sources – as well as the barriers that our members face in research. These surveys will populate a database of sites and SIR members primed to participate in clinical trials, as well as identify opportunities to encourage members with an interest in research, but lacking experience or resources.

Please take this 2-minute survey if you currently participate in research.

Please take this 2-minute survey if you do not currently participate in research.


Interested in learning more about artificial intelligence?

On Dec. 2-3, 2021, SIR Foundation is hosting a virtual research consensus panel From Code to Bedside – The Journey towards Artificial Intelligence in Interventional Radiology. This RCP will be led by senior investigator, Bradley Pua, MD, FSIR, from Weill Cornell Medicine and junior investigator, Julius Chapiro, MD, PhD, from Yale School of Medicine. If you are interested in attending a virtual RCP as an audience member, please email the Coordinator of Research and Grants.


2021–2022 Comparative Effectiveness Research Training (CERT) Program Participants Selected

Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation, the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), and the American Society of Neuroradiology (ASNR) are co-sponsoring an interactive training program in comparative effectiveness research (CER) targeted to junior faculty and senior trainees in the imaging sciences. The participants for this year's program was selected and will begin in October 2021 and continue over the course of the year. Congratulations to the four SIR members who were awarded this opportunity. For more information about the recipients, please visit the CERT Program page


The Sacroplasty Registry is searching for new host sites

SIR Foundation is partnering with Talosix in a registry to evaluate the effectiveness of sarcoplasty procedures to collect standardized data to improve patient care. This registry covers the costs for sites to train and submit high-quality data to the sarcoplasty registry. If your site completes 1–2 sacroplasty procedures per month, please visit the registries page to find out how you can participate.



Call for C-TRACT participants

The NIH-sponsored C-TRACT study (Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Therapy) is seeking patients with disabling iliac-obstructive post-thrombotic syndrome. The goal is to determine if the use of image-guided, endovascular therapy will effectively reduce post-thrombotic syndrome disease severity in patients. C-TRACT is looking to enroll more patients, check to see if your patient is eligible to enroll today.