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SCVIR Changes Name to SIR

On April 9, 2002, the Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SCVIR) officially changed its name to the Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR). In addition, SIR has a new logo and the following motto:

Enhanced care through advanced technology.

My congratulations to members of SCVIR for their name, logo, and motto change, as it seems to have occurred at exactly the right time; these physicians have continued to break ground in a wide range of medical interventions. Besides, "cardiovascular" is a mouthful to speak and SCVIR - pronounced "SCIVVER" - always made me want to follow it by saying "aye aye Captain" immediately thereafter!

Although SIR members seem to have been in disagreement over this new name change, women who've undergone uterine fibroid embolization are not in disagreement at all. We like it. The innovation of in'ter'vention has created an atmosphere of competition for the fibroid patient. We don't mind in the least. In fact, we applaud the work of physicians associated with the Society for Interventional Radiology for kicking off a race towards less invasive treatment options than the hysterectomy. It's about time. Thank you SIR.

Keep those In 'ter' ventions coming...

NOTE: If your browser loaded the music, "To Sir, With Love", with this web page and it is driving you nuts because you can't, for the life of you, remember the words, they can be found on the following website:

To Sir, With Love (nice graphic -- scroll down for the lyrics)


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