Best of 2016 - Editor's Choice

Dear readers,

2016 was another successful year for CVIR, with great articles published in each of our 12 issues, which spanned the whole spectrum of IR-related techniques and practices. This year was filled with fascinating studies and cases from the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology, all of which served to highlight the growing field of IR and its importance as a minimally invasive targeted therapy. You can find the selection below.
I have selected some of the most interesting articles published in the past year in case any have been overlooked.

Best regards,
Dierk Vorwerk

A Decade of Drug-Eluting Technology in Peripheral Arterial Disease: Blurred by Dissembling Evidence (J. A. Reekers, C. J. M. de Vries)


CT-Guided, Ethanol Sympatholysis for Primary Axillary–Palmar Hyperhidrosis (Maria Tsitskari et al.)Comparative Study Using 100–300 Versus 300–500 μm Microspheres for Symptomatic Patients Due to


Enlarged-BPH Prostates (Octavio Meneghelli Gonçalves et al.)


Efficacy of Ultrasound-Guided Axillary Brachial Plexus Block for Analgesia During Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty for Dialysis Access (Emiko Chiba, Kohei Hamamoto et al.)


The Caudate Lobe: The Blind Spot in Radioembolization or an Overlooked Opportunity? (Manon N. G. J. A. Braat et al.)


Balloon Blocking Technique (BBT) for Superselective Catheterization of Inaccessible Arteries with Conventional and Modified Techniques (Hiroyuki Morishita et al.)


Radioembolization: Is Prophylactic Embolization of Hepaticoenteric Arteries Necessary? A Systematic Review (Alicia S. Borggreve et al.)


Clinical Results After Prostatic Artery Embolization Using the PErFecTED Technique: A Single-Center Study (Gregory Amouyal et al.)


Functional Imaging of the Foot with Perfusion Angiography in Critical Limb Ischemia (Jim A. Reekers et al.)


Renal Sympathetic Denervation by CT-Guided Ethanol Injection: A Phase II Pilot Trial of a Novel Technique (J. Ricke et al.)