At the 2018 Film Panel, the goal was for the audience to “Beat the Geeks,” but in the end, the “Geek” squad of Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) Social Media Editor Osman Ahmed, MD, and JVIR Associate Editors Nadine Abi-Jaoudeh, MD, FSIR; Maureen Pearl Kohi, MD; and T.J. Ward, MD rallied from a slow start and posted the best score.
The Film Panel concluded the Tuesday, March 20, plenary session. The session also included the presentation of one of the abstracts of the year, “Randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial for evaluating the safety and therapeutic efficacy of angiogenesis induced by intra-arterial autologous bone marrow-derived stem cells with patients with critical limb ischemia,” by Sanjiv Sharma, MD, et al.
The plenary started with recognition of the JVIR paper award winners. Etay Ziv, MD, PhD, received the JVIR Editor’s Award for Top Clinical Study for “Gene signature associated with upregulation of the Wnt/b-catenin signaling pathway predicts tumor response to transarterial embolization.” Hideyuki Nishiofuku, MD, PhD, received the JVIR Editor’s Award for Top Laboratory Investigation for “Intra-arterial therapy using micellar nanoparticles incorporating SN-38 in a rabbit liver tumor model.”
For this year’s Film Panel, SIR partnered with the Radiological Society of North America to use Diagnosis Live, an interactive tool that created device-friendly games using multiple-choice questions and touch screens. Questions answered by the “Geeks” and the audience included specific diagnoses and SIR guidelines.