As part of his efforts to raise the profile of women’s health, Prof. Jim Reekers (CVIR Endovascular Editor-in-Chief) invited us to participate as guest editors for the journal's special issue
dedicated to this important topic.
As guest editors we commissioned four articles, inviting world-renowned experts to share their knowledge with the IR community. The articles focus on a few key treatments for conditions that affect women, from uterine artery embolization to ovarian vein embolization, as well as fallopian tube recanalization and deep venous stenting.
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Dr. Elika Kashef is a consultant Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist at Imperial College NHS Trust with an interest in women’s health and fertility. Her interests include Women’s health: pelvic congestion, pelvic ultrasound, transvaginal (internal) venous duplex studies for pelvic congestion & pelvic pain, imaging for infertility and benign gynaecological conditions.
Dr. Maria Tsitskari is a Lecturer of Radiology at the Medical School of European University, Cyprus and a Consultant of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Her basic science research has focused on the evaluation of the efficacy of new interventional techniques for the treatment of hepatic metastases in colorectal cancer patients.
Interventional radiology in woman’s health: room for improvement
Elika Kashef and Maria Tsitskari
Uterine artery embolisation: fertility, adenomyosis and size – what is the
Leto Mailli, Shyamal Patel, Raj Das, Joo Young Chun, Seyed Renani, Sourav Das and Lakshmi Ratnam
Pelvic venous congestion syndrome: female venous congestive syndromes and endovascular
Elika Kashef, Elizabeth Evans, Neeral Patel, Deepsha Agrawal and Anne P Hemingway
Deep venous stenting in females
Gerry O’Sullivan and Steven Smith