SIO News


February 11, 2021



SIO2021 AI Hackathon Winners
Congratulations to our AI Hackathon Winners!

First place: Lynne Martin, Stanford University for her project titled: Hepatocellular Carcinoma in Veterans: How AI can determine factors affecting the care and survival of our Veterans with HCC

Runner Ups: Ningcheng Li, OHSU for his project: Augmented reality registration for procedural imaging guidance (AR4IR) & Michelle Bardis, University of California, Irvine for her project Convolutional Neural Network Machine Learning Algorithm for Segmentation and Evaluation of Renal Tumors prior to Percutaneous Ablation

SIO2021 Virtual Platform Access
SIO2021 registrants have access to on-demand session recordings through 14, April 2021. To stream content, simply login to your SIO2021 Virtual Platform, select "Review Sessions Today" and enjoy! Please note that session evaluations must be completed by 4 April, 2021 in order to claim CME. Please email for any questions regarding SIO2021.

Women Leaders in Academic Research
Join SIO Member Dr. Brad Wood, and others for an invited monthly lecture series highlighting and honoring women leaders in academic research. The honorary lecture series was established as a small effort to help counter the under-representation of women in academic research and the impact of gender disparity and implicit bias on role modeling and mentoring. Topics are open-ended and are geared toward highlighting successful female or other under-represented academic leaders, as role models for trainees.

This series will be held monthly, typically on the 4th Tuesday of the month at 2pm - 3pm EST (14:00-15:00 EST).

Join the NIH for the first lecture of the series, titled Keep Calm and Break Glass: The Gender Equity Imperative on 23 February at 2pm EST with speaker, Carolyn Meltzer, MD. Please click the link below to access the lecture on-demand.


Promoted by Varian Medical Systems

Renew Your Membership to SIO and Access Member Benefits

An SIO membership provides numerous personal and professional benefits, resources for growth and support, access to the latest science, and more!

Renew your membership today, and look forward to:
  • Connecting with more than 600 professionals from around the world in order to expand your network and further your career.
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  • Access to timely, relevant education and resources.

OPuS One Clinical Study News
Outcomes in the first 100 patients treated with the OsteoCool™ Radiofrequency Ablation System from the OPuS One trial were recently published in the November edition of the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR). Learn more about the largest prospective study in radiofrequency ablation for bone metastases.




A Retrospective Study of CT-Guided Percutaneous Irreversible Electroporation (IRE) Ablation: Clinical Efficacy and Safety.
Uro Today
Fifteen patients (19 lesions) with RCC who underwent IRE were retrospectively reviewed. Seven patients had solitary kidneys. Two lesions were located in the renal hilus. One patient had chronic renal insufficiency. Percutaneous biopsy for histopathology was performed. The best puncture path plan was evaluated before CT-guided IRE.



TheraSphere Shows Efficacy, Limited Toxicity, and Potential Synergy With Immunotherapy in HCC
Yttrium-90 glass microspheres, a personalized radiotherapeutic cancer treatment, induced an overall response rate of 72.2% per blinded independent central review as neoadjuvant or stand-alone treatment in 143 evaluable patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma.



  Pancreatic Cancer Clinical Study Now Enrolling Patients
Promoted by AngioDynamics
DIRECT, a clinical study evaluating the effectiveness of IRE technology on stage III pancreatic cancer, is actively enrolling patients. DIRECT, initiated by AngioDynamics, is led by Co-Principal Investigators – Govindarajan Narayanan, MD, Chief of Interventional Oncology at Miami Cancer Institute and Robert C.G. Martin, MD, PhD, Surgical Oncology at the University of Louisville. Visit to learn more.


RRMC's $2.8 Million Hybrid Operating Room First of Its Kind in State
The Town Talk
Rapides Regional Medical Center unveiled a hybrid operating room which is the first of its kind in Central Louisiana. A hybrid room is an integration of high quality technology and equipment that is in a cardiac catheterization lab, a radiology suite and an operating room, explained Cheryl Bordelon, R.N., B.S.N., C.P.A.N., and director of perioperative services at Rapides Regional Medical Center.


Lung Cancer Prediction by Deep Learning To Identify Benign Lung Nodules
Deep Learning has been proposed as promising tool to classify malignant nodules. Our aim was to retrospectively validate our Lung Cancer Prediction Convolutional Neural Network (LCP-CNN), which was trained on U.S. screening data, on an independent dataset of indeterminate nodules in an European multicentre trial, to rule out benign nodules maintaining a high lung cancer sensitivity.



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