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The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) brings you a new podcast on all the topics that impact your practice of IR. In each episode, host Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, and guests discuss new clinical opportunities, practice management tips, the latest trends and developments in the specialty, and more. Learn more on sirweb.org, sirweb.org/irq, and sirweb.org/kinkedwire.If you have any ideas for topics or guests, or have any other feedback, let us know at irq@sirweb.org. For corporate support opportunities, contact SIR at jnash@sirweb.org. The views and opinions expressed in podcast episodes are not necessarily those of the Society of Interventional Radiology. The society does not endorse any companies or products.

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The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) brings you a new podcast on all the topics that impact your practice of IR. In each episode, host Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, and guests discuss new clinical opportunities, practice management tips, the latest trends and developments in the specialty, and more. Learn more on sirweb.org, sirweb.org/irq, and sirweb.org/kinkedwire.If you have any ideas for topics or guests, or have any other feedback, let us know at irq@sirweb.org. For corporate support opportunities, contact SIR at jnash@sirweb.org. The views and opinions expressed in podcast episodes are not necessarily those of the Society of Interventional Radiology. The society does not endorse any companies or products.

    IRQ audio 4: Crossing the interventional radiology desert

    IRQ audio 4: Crossing the interventional radiology desert

    Data have demonstrated that individuals living in many parts of the country not only lack access to an IR but also lack access to any radiologist with image-guided procedural skills. These “IR deserts” highlight a major public health concern and a startling inequality in access to care.

    In the audio version of "Crossing the IR desert : The need for IRs in rural communities"  (Spring 2021 IR Quarterly, pp. 12-14), author Laura Findeiss, MD, FSIR, discusses why there's a lack of interventional radiologists in rural communities and how this disparity can be resolved.

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    • 7 min
    IRQ audio 3: The business case for diversity in interventional radiology

    IRQ audio 3: The business case for diversity in interventional radiology

    The impact of diversity on finances makes perfect sense when you think of the workforce like a toolbox: Every tool has a purpose and design that makes it optimal for certain jobs. If your toolbox is full of only Phillip’s head screwdrivers, you’ll never be able to work with a flat head screw ... Because we currently have a racially homogeneous workforce, we have one that doesn’t employ the full set of skills, experiences and perspectives needed for a full toolbox.
    In the audio version of "The business case for diversity in IR"  (Fall 2021 IR Quarterly, pp. 16-17), authors Keith M. Horton, MD, FSIR, and Derek L. West, MD, MS,  explain why diversity in your practice is not only a moral  decision, but a financial one that will strengthen your interventional radiology  practice's bottom line.

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    • 8 min
    Episode 25: Owning success: SIR Gold Medalists

    Episode 25: Owning success: SIR Gold Medalists

    I try to present myself as mild-mannered, quiet and very nice, which wins a lot of battles, but deep inside there’s this fierce sense of “right.” And if there was something I needed to fight for—for the rights of patients or for members—I would go to the mat for them. —Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR

    As part of the new "Owning Success" column in SIR's IR Quarterly magazine, guest host Nishita Kothary, MD, FSIR, speaks with a panel of four past SIR Gold Medalists—Anne C. Roberts, MD, FSIR; Katharine L. Krol, MD, FSIR; Jeanne M. Laberge, MD, FSIR; and John  A. Kaufman, MD, FSIR—about what inspires them, obstacles they've overcome and more.

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    Note: This episode was recorded on  Oct. 18, 2021.

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    • 21 min
    IRQ audio 2: Breaking down histotripsy

    IRQ audio 2: Breaking down histotripsy

    With ever-evolving technologies, cancer treatments will almost certainly become more effective and less invasive in the future. A new procedure that will likely play an important role in the future of interventional oncology is histotripsy. While the procedure could be adopted by a variety of specialties, we believe that interventional oncologists are well-positioned and best equipped to lead the introduction and clinical translation of this new technology.

    In the audio version of "Breaking down histotripsy: Inside a new ablation modality with cancer applications"  (Fall 2021 IR Quarterly, pp. 12-14), authors Fred T. Lee, MD, Timothy J. Ziemlewicz, MD, Zhen Xu, PhD, and Paul Laeseke MD, PhD, describe the potential for histotripsy in cancer treatment and the critical role interventional oncologists will play.

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    • 12 min
    IRQ audio 1: Patient frailty and IR

    IRQ audio 1: Patient frailty and IR

    With an increasing number of geriatric patients seeking IR services, identification of patients at higher risk for complications will allow for improved pre-procedural counseling and patient selection, as well as targeted application of resources to improve the perioperative risk profile for select patients.

    In the audio version of "Patient frailty and IR: The case for frailty as a geriatric diagnostic tool" (Fall 2021 IR Quarterly, pp. 20-22), authors Rana Rabei, MD, MHA, and Maureen P. Kohi, MD, FSIR, describe the pathophysiology of patient frailty, how frailty can be measured, and the potential role of frailty in guiding treatment decisions within interventional radiology.

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    • 9 min
    Episode 24: IRs in focus | Guest: Elsie Koh

    Episode 24: IRs in focus | Guest: Elsie Koh

    What I wanted to do is really focus in on physicians, because I feel like we're sometimes not the ones in the forefront in making decisions in how healthcare is going ... and it's not our fault. It's because we kind of weren't taught leadership skills. —Elsie Koh, MD
    Warren Krackov, MD, FSIR, speaks with interventional radiologist Elsie Koh, MD, about her physician leadership training company, her experience as chief medical officer (CMO) of a nationwide healthcare provider, and about the new SIR Women in Interventional Radiology (WIR) Section's Dream Big Book Club Program. 
    Note: This episode was recorded on  Sept. 11, 2021.

    Related resources
    SIR Women in Interventional Radiology (WIR) Section homepageWIR Dream Big Book Club ProgramDr. Koh's leadership training company, LEAD Physician

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