Transradial Uterine Fibroid Embolization Proves Safe and Effective for Women with Smaller Arteries

By Alicia Armeli New research published in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology showed that transradial uterine fibroid embolization (UFE)—a technique that allows doctors to treat fibroids from the radial artery in the wrist—is safe and effective in women with smaller arteries.1 “Transradial access UFE has been shown to be effective for […]

Experience the European/ Middle East Think Radial Course for Yourself

The two-day Think Radial course in Maastricht this past June was filmed. The video gives a perfect impression of the diversified course activities and the educational and informal atmosphere. During the Think Radial course theoretical and practical sessions are alternated to give physicians the opportunity to bring all their theoretical knowledge […]

Now that you’ve Learned the Radial Technique…

After physicians are trained on the radial approach, a lab’s transition to radial must also include support staff training, room adjustments and new equipment. Following a ThinkRadial course, Merit Medical’s Clinical Radial team follow physician alumni back to their labs to work through the radial adoption process. Julie Malkowski of Merit’s […]

Study Affirms Radial Access as Default Approach for Inserting Stents

A new study, titled “Radial Versus Femoral Access for Coronary Interventions Across the Entire Spectrum of Patients With Coronary Artery Disease”, published in this month’s JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, supports radial access as the first-lineapproach for stent insertion procedures in patients with heart disease. The study, which was based on a […]

Performa Transradial Angiographic Catheter for Interventional Radiologists utilizing the radial approach

Merit’s Performa Transradial Peripheral Angiographic Catheter was recently featured in Endovascular Today and is available in the United States, Europe, and Canada. These catheters in Ultimate shapes are an excellent option for interventional radiologists performing transradial peripheral interventions. The catheter is available in 3 inner lumen sizes (see image below) […]