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The American Journal of Interventional Radiology (AJIR) is an open-access peer-reviewed journal committed to publishing high-quality articles in the field of Interventional Radiology. The journal aims to present the most current information in Interventional radiology that is relevant to the current practice of Interventional Radiology. The journal is owned and published by the Scientific Scholar.


Our audience includes Interventional Radiologists, Radiologists, Nurse Practitioners, Researchers, Clinicians, other medical professionals, and medical students. We also have a Technical Innovation section to highlight the latest technology developments in Interventional Radiology.

Review Process

AJIR has a highly rigorous double-blinded peer-review process that makes sure that manuscripts are scientifically accurate, relevant, novel and important. Authors disclose all conflicts of interest, affiliations and financial disclosures such that the published content is not biased.

In-house submissions that contain the work of any editorial board member, are not allowed to be reviewed by that editorial board member and all decisions regarding this manuscript are made by an independent editor. In addition, these manuscripts are reviewed by the two external reviewers. This is also disclosed in the published manuscript under the section of Conflict of Interest.

Editorial Team

The editorial board comprises of a panel of international experts in Interventional Radiology from various countries to provide their expertise and guidance to the Editor-In-Chief in maintaining the clarity of content and focus of the journal’s purpose.

About the Editors

David L Waldman, MD, Ph.D., FSIR, FACR
Editor-in-Chief, American Journal of Interventional Radiology


Dr. Waldman is currently serving as the Professor & Chairman of the Department of Imaging Sciences at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York. Dr. Waldman graduated from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1988 and has been in practice for over 30 years. He is also a consultant for Brighton Surgical Center, Rochester, New York and has an adjunct Clinical Faculty appointment at Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York. Dr. Waldman is fellowship-trained in vascular and interventional radiology and is on the faculty in the Department of Imaging Sciences since 1994. Under Dr. Waldman’s leadership as a world-renowned Interventional Radiologist, the Section of Interventional Radiology has grown into national prominence because of his vision and dedication. The Interventional Radiology section currently performs highly advanced and technically challenged procedures such as Y-90 therapy, selective chemoembolization, TIPS, shunt procedures and tumor ablations using various modalities. He has personally trained many interventional radiologists who have gone on to become very successful practitioners in the practice of Interventional Radiology. Dr. Waldman has trained foreign interventional radiologist who has brought back TIPS procedures to China. He is a dedicated teacher and has an excellent style of teaching, which is liked by all. He has been funded for many of his research grants and continues to mentor Junior Faculty in Research.

Dr. Waldman is a well-known teacher, scholar, academician, and administrator and has written many highly peer-reviewed published articles. He has published a very successful book of Interventional Radiology titled “Secrets of Interventional Radiology” (Editor; David Waldman), published Elsevier Science. He has also been a Guest Editor of “Ultrasound Clinics: Interventional Ultrasound”, published by Elsevier, Inc April 2013, Vol 8, Number 2.

Dr. Waldman has received numerous honors and awards including Lifetime Service Award from the American Board of Radiology; Fellow of the Society of Interventional Radiology and Fellow of the American College of Radiology and Distinguished Service Award from the American College of Radiology, to name a few. Dr. Waldman has been invited as a Visiting Professor and Guest Lecturer by many prestigious radiology societies and hospitals, locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Waldman is a Board Examiner for the American Board of Radiology in Interventional Radiology.

Dr. Waldman is a well-respected Interventional Radiologist among his colleagues, fellows, residents, medical students, and staff. His achievements in clinical care and teaching are excellent focusing on specialized Interventional radiology procedures.

Devang Butani, MD,
Associate Editor, American Journal of Interventional Radiology


Dr. Devang Butani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Imaging Sciences, the section of Interventional Radiology, at the University of Rochester, New York. He is also the Founding Program Director for the Interventional Radiology Residency program. Dr. Butani has a long commitment to the field of Radiology, especially Interventional Radiology (IR). He has published several peer-reviewed articles in many esteemed journals, such as Journal of Vascular Interventional Radiology. He has also presented on Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at prestigious national and international meetings such as RSNA, ARRS, WCIO, SIR, and AIUM. He has also authored book chapters in the Radiological Clinics of North America. He has also been invited to speak at national meetings and prestigious training institutions in the US. He also has a very strong interest in clinical and original research.

Dr. Butani has mentored many residents and fellows during his career at the University of Rochester, who hold him in high regard. He is committed to his trainees’ success, as evidenced by their flourishing practices. He has also received numerous awards for his dedication to IR education and patient care.

Charles E. Ray, Jr., MD, PhD
Senior Consulting Editor, American Journal of Interventional Radiology

Dr. Ray is Acting Dean at the University of Illinois Medical School at Chicago (2017-present). He is also Professor and Chair, Department of Radiology at University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago (2014-2017). He is Immediate past president for Society of Interventional Radiology and has held many positions in the society of Interventional Radiology such as Operations Committee, Chair, Gold Medal Nominating Committee, Corporate Ambassadors Task Force and Board of Directors – SIR Political Action Committee (2016-2017).

He is currently Editor-in-chief for Seminars in Interventional Radiology, on the Editorial board for Journal of Renal and Hepatic Disorders and Editorial Board for American Journal of Interventional Radiology. He is very active in promoting education and is currentlyChair, Medical College Executive Council, the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine.

He is very active at the national level in academics and is on the Council on Deans – American Association of Medical Colleges (2017-present), Chair,Refresher course committee – Interventional Radiology section – Radiologic Society of North America, Scientific Programme Committee Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies, Workshop co-coordinator, Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies – GEST 2017, Florence, IT , Global Embolization Symposium and Technologies – GEST 2017, Florence, IT (June 2017).

Dr. Ray is also a Journal reviewer for numerous prestigious radiology journals and a past Grant Reviewer for the Society of Interventional Radiology Foundation.

Dr. Ray has independently and collaboratively published 95 peer-reviewed articles for many major radiologic Books and journals. He has 44 Review articles and invited papers, 26 Editorials, and commentaries, and numerous abstracts, educational and scientific poster presentations, as well as many books, monographs and book chapters. He has been an invited lecturer and Guest Speaker at numerous radiology meetings. Dr. Ray is a highly published sought after teacher, not only locally, but nationally and internationally as well.

Consulting Editor, American Journal of Interventional Radiology

Vikram Dogra, MD currently serves as a Professor of Radiology, Urology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Rochester, NY, USA and an Affiliate Professor at Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester NY. He is also Associate chair for education and Research and Director of Ultrasound. He is board certified in Diagnostic Radiology by the American board of radiology and fellowship trained in cross-sectional imaging. His imaging experience spans 29 years. His scientific interests include GU radiology and Ultrasound.

Dr. Dogra has received more than 35 awards including Laurence A. Mack Research Award from the Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (SRU) for original research work and Dr. Diwan Chand Aggarwal Memorial Oration Award, presented by Indian Radiological and Imaging Association. He has also received awards for teaching and promoting Radiology across the globe.

Dr. Dogra is a consulting editor to Ultrasound clinics, published by Elsevier science and also its founder member. He is currently on the editorial board of Ultrasound Quarterly, a journal published by Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound. He has served on the editorial board of Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine (JUM), a publication of AIUM. He has been invited eight times to be Guest editor for Radiology Clinics of North America and Ultrasound clinics.

Dr. Dogra has published 160 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 34 book chapters. Dr. Dogra has 219 scientific national and international presentations to his credit. He is a very sought after speaker at the national and international level. He has trained hundreds of radiology residents and many fellows in radiology. He has delivered 85 international lectures in various countries, including China, England, Egypt, Uganda, India, Turkey, Mexico, and Chile. He has 51 visiting professorships to his credit. At the national level (USA) he has delivered 83 lectures. He has mentored many residents, fellows, and junior faculty members.

Dr. Dogra has eight textbooks in Radiology to his credit including Ultrasound Secrets published by Elsevier Science, ISBN 1-56053-594-6 and An Atlas of “Ultrasound Guided Procedures”. Thieme Publishers, NY, USA. ISBN: 9781604061703. His latest book publication is Genitourinary Radiology: Male Genital Tract, Adrenal, and Retroperitoneum: The Pathologic Basis. Springer-Verlag, London Limited. Publication Date: 2013 | ISBN978-1-4471-4898-2 Edition: 2012 Dr. Dogra is Fellow of American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (FAIUM), Society of Radiologists in Ultrasound (FSRU), Society of abdominal radiology (FSAR) and European society of Genito-urinary radiology (FESUR).

He is has served and/or still serving on many national and international committees as a member or a chair of the committee, including RSNA, ARRS, AIUM, and SRU to name the few.

He has been part of/or received 20 National grants for his research in Photoacoustic imaging and other research interests.

Dr. Dogra was awarded Honorary Membership of IFUMB in Lucknow (India) meeting on 4th November 2017.

Facts About the Journal

Scope of American Journal of Interventional Radiology
The AJIR will cover technical and clinical studies related to health, ethical and social issues in the field of Interventional Radiology. Manuscripts with high clinical interest and implications will be given preference.

The mission of this journal subsidiary s to publish, promote, educate, and spread the knowledge of Interventional Radiology in a manner that enables Interventional radiologists to clearly comprehend concepts and practices and encourage further research and technical innovations.

American Journal of Interventional Radiology is a platform for practicing Interventional radiologists, researchers, and students to share, learn, and gain an in-depth understanding of the concepts and practices of Interventional Radiology understand the physics governing the equipment used in Interventional radiology procedures. The journal aims to make available cutting edge technical and relevant knowledge to Interventional radiologists worldwide leading to optimal healthcare for all. It intends to maintain the highest standard of professionalism to ensure advancement Interventional Radiology to the next level.

American Journal of Interventional Radiology will have Seven categories covering: Neurologic Interventions, Vascular Interventions, GI/GU/Thoracic non-vascular Interventions, Interventional Oncology, Musculoskeletal Interventions, Pediatric Interventional Radiology and Patient Care, Practice Management and Education. The journal publishes original research papers, papers on technical innovations, review articles, Radiologic/Interventional/Surgical correlation, pictorial essays, case reports, Case series and letters to editors. The journal allows free access to its articles.

Many journals consider case reports to have a low impact factor. We feel case reports are the basic building blocks of medical knowledge in Interventional Radiology. We strongly encourage authors to send case reports for publication in our journal. We believe case reports stimulate the reader’s thought processes and encourage them to think of novel and varied paths. This, in turn, results in the generation of new research ideas and is very important in promoting scientific investigation and exploration.

It is a peer-reviewed international journal with a double-blind review process. Its frequency of publication is continuous, what that means is, it publishes the article once it’s accepted after peer review. Currently, we only have E-Journal and do not publish in print.


A manuscript published in the AJIR can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees. The author retains the copyright of the manuscript and the figures. This allows authors to extend their exposure in the world of medical research and get worldwide recognition for their work.

Abstracting and Indexing Information

The journal is registered with the following abstracting partners:

Google Scholar, CrossRef, ReadCube, Index Copernicus, Scilit, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wang Fung

Journal Ethics

AJIR is committed to meeting and upholding ethical guidelines at all stages of the publication process. We follow the industry associations, such as the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE), International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), and World Association of Medical Editors (WAME), that set standards and provide guidelines for best practices to meet these requirements. For a summary of our specific policies regarding duplicate publication, conflicts of interest, patient consent, etc., please visit our Ethical Guidelines section

Plagiarism Policy

We provide plagiarism check software (iThenticate) on the Editor’s and Reviewer’s panel in the manuscript management system. We encourage our editors and reviewers to use the plagiarism check. The manuscript’s found to have plagiarism is rejected.

Archival Policy

We use PORTICO for our third-party repository for all articles published with us. All our manuscripts are assigned a DOI number from CROSSREF, and we are members of Crossref

Open Access Publication and Creative Commons Licensing

American Journal of Interventional Radiology is an open-access journal, and manuscripts published are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 License (CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0), which allows others to remix, transform, and build upon the work non-commercially, as long as appropriate credit is given and the new creations are licensed under the identical terms.

Ahead of Print Policy

AJIR is a continuous publication.

Subscription Information

AJIR is a continuous publication and published manuscripts in the AJIR can be read and downloaded by readers all over the world without any charges or fees.

AJIR is published in E-Journal format and the journal is also available in print on demand. AJIR offers a Print-on-Demand subscription –


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