Research

Research

Research consensus panels (RCPs) and summits

Other RCP topics

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Topic: Closing the Gaps in Racial Disparities in CLI Outcome and Amputation Rates
Lead investigator: Paul J Rochon, MD, FSIR, from the University of Colorado and Yolanda Bryce, MD (Junior Investigator) from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Date: Sept. 23–24, 2021

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Rochon and Dr. Bryce are working on the white paper publication for the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

 

 

 

image6ium.pngTopic: Obesity therapeutics
Lead investigator: Clifford R. Weiss, MD, FSIR, from Johns Hopkins University
Date: Oct 1–2, 2020

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Weiss has published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

Clifford R. Weiss et al. 2021. Interventional Radiology Obesity Therapeutics: Proceedings from the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation Research Consensus Panel. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 32(9) P1388.E1-1388.E4.

 

 

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Topic: Lymphatic imagining and interventions
Lead investigator:
 Maxim Itkin, MD, FSIR, University of Pennsylvania 
Date: 
February 2020

image4oadq.pngTopic: Value of interventional radiology (IR)
Lead investigator:
C. Matthew Hawkins, MD, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
Date: 
December 2019

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Hawkins published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). 

Hawkins, C. Matthew, et al. 2021. Defining the Value of Interventional Radiology to Healthcare Stakeholders: Proceedings from a Society of Interventional Radiology Research Consensus Panel. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 32(7) P1088.E1-1088.E8.

 

 

Topic: Prostate artery embolization (PAE)
Lead investigators:
Cliff R. Davis, MD, University of South Florida, Tampa, Fla. and Jafar Golzarian, MD, FSIR, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
Date: 
April 2019

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Davis published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). 

Davis, Cliff, et al. 2020. Development of Research Agenda in Prostate Artery Embolization: Summary of Society of Interventional Radiology Consensus Panel. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 31(1) P108-113.

 

 

Topic: Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) in interventional radiology
Lead investigator: 
Sharon Kwan, MD, FSIR, University of Washington, Seattle
Date: 
April 2017

Outcome: Dr. Kwan's manuscript published her findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). 

Kwan, Sharon, et al. 2018. Development of National Research and Clinical Agendas for Patient-Reported Outcomes in IR: Proceedings from a Multidisciplinary Consensus Panel. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 29(1) P1-8.

 

 

Topic: Interventional radiology related costs in healthcare delivery 
Lead investigator: 
Ammar Sarwar, MD, Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
Date: 
December 2016

Outcome: Since 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.

In addition to his publication, 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 were 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 investigators: Jeremy Collins, MD, FSIR, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. and Albert Nemcek, Jr., MD, FSIR, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.
Date: June 2014

Outcome: Since the RCP, five measures were accepted into the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) program in 2014. 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
Date: March 2013

Outcome: Since 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, Ph.D., FSIR, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo.
Date: October 2010

Outcome: Since the RCP, Dr. Duncan published his findings in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR).

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

In addition to his publication in JVIR, Dr. Duncan was awarded the Funding Source Development Grant from SIR Foundation.

 

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Topic: Cardiovascular imaging
Lead Investigator: Robert Lookstein, MD, MHCDL, FSIR, FAHA, FSVM, Mount Sinai Hospital, New York 
Date: October 2006