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Newsletter - AVIR Informer - summer 2016 edition

August 30 2016 by Izzy Ramaswamy

President’s Message: David Nicholson, RT (R) (CV)

In my 15 years as an IR tech, there have been many times I have been presented the following questions, both about my profession and our organization. What is an IR tech?? What is the AVIR? How do the two of them relate, and why do they need each other? An interventional technologist is a technologist unlike any other technologist in the department of radiology. Where technologists in other areas are very knowledgeable, highly advanced, and very specialized, they have a different way of thinking and functioning within the role they provide patient care. More often than not, I find those technologists are so specialized and are not necessarily given the opportunity to understand or learn the other modalities. An interventional technologist must have an understanding of other modalities. It is helpful, if not imperative to be familiar with Nuclear Imaging, CT, MRI, diagnostic, radiation therapy. In some areas, an interventional technologist should have a knowledge of transplant surgery, specifically anastomotic methodologies, and vascular surgery. The AVIR is an organiztion that allows us an opportunity to be educated clinically, network, both through meetings and social media, as well as be educated academically. The Board of Directors has worked very hard over the last 5-6 years to mold the AVIR into a product we can all be proud of, and something we can all stand behind. Much like us, the technologists, the AVIR offers a very diverse area of education. Topics and events such as cancer treatments, aortic interventions, venous disease, articles, cases of the month, Medlantis online education module, Annual Meeting, Regional/ Chapter meetings, as well as the VI Workshop. It is imperative as an IR tech to have an organization that is as specialized and diverse as we are. We are always looking to improve, and looking for more member involvement and input. I am looking forward to the coming years, and hope to have an opportunity to talk to you in the future. 

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Register Now for our Third Annual VI Workshop!

August 30 2016 by Izzy Ramaswamy

Register Now for our Third Annual VI Workshop!

Join us in D.C.

October 29TH-30th 2016

10 Available Credits


As the ARRT continually works to ensure that the content and educational requirements of the Vascular-Interventional Radiography Examination reflect our unique skill set as technologists, the Association of Vascular and Interventional Radiographers is working to provide both our members, and non-members, with the resources required to meet those requirements as well as excel in our profession.

One of these resources will be our Third Annual VI Workshop, where technologists will have the opportunity to receive ten CE credits while enjoying lectures focused on the fundamentals of our field.


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August 30 2016 by Izzy Ramaswamy

At our 2016 annual meeting, the AVIR held it's first poster presentation! Due to overwhelming popularity, we will be holding the presentations again, but will award ribbons for the very best posters of 2017!

We invite you to submit abstracts for posters to be presented at the Annual Meeting to be held in conjunction with the Society of Interventional Radiology in Washington D.C.! Our annual meeting will be held March 5-8, 2017.

We are seeking scientific and education abstracts that address clinical, education, procedures, quality improvement and patient safety within Interventional Radiology.

Do you have a breakthrough idea you'd like to showcase or research you'd like to present? Our poster competition is an excellent opportunity to present and discuss your work with other professionals within our unique field.


Registration is open NOW, and the deadline for electronic submission is 5:00pm EST January 29, 2017.
All authors will be notified of acceptance by February 5, 2017.

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