CardioVascular and Interventional Radiology

, Volume 39, Issue 4, pp 500–506 | Cite as

The Provision of Interventional Radiology Services in Europe: CIRSE Recommendations

  • Dimitrios Tsetis
  • Raman Uberoi
  • Fabrizio Fanelli
  • Iain Roberston
  • Miltiadis Krokidis
  • Otto van Delden
  • Boris Radeleff
  • Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck
  • Malgorzata Szerbo-Trojanowska
  • Michael Lee
  • Robert Morgan
  • Elias Brountzos
  • Anna Maria Belli
CIRSE Standards of Practice Guidelines

Abstract

Interventional Radiology (IR) is an essential part of modern medicine, delivering minimally invasive patient-focused care, which has been proven to be safe and effective in both elective and emergency settings. The aim of this document is to outline the core requirements and standards for the provision of Interventional Radiological services, including training, certification, manpower, and accreditation. The ultimate challenge will be the adoption of these recommendations by different countries and health economies around the world, in turn ensuring equal access to IR treatments for all patients, the appropriate distribution of resources for IR service provision as well as the continued development of safe and high-quality IR services in Europe and beyond.

Keywords

Interventional Radiology Endovascular therapy CIRSE European Union Minimally invasive Clinical practice Education/training/quality assurance 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dimitrios Tsetis
    • 1
  • Raman Uberoi
    • 2
  • Fabrizio Fanelli
    • 3
  • Iain Roberston
    • 4
  • Miltiadis Krokidis
    • 5
  • Otto van Delden
    • 6
  • Boris Radeleff
    • 7
  • Stefan Müller-Hülsbeck
    • 8
  • Malgorzata Szerbo-Trojanowska
    • 9
  • Michael Lee
    • 10
  • Robert Morgan
    • 11
  • Elias Brountzos
    • 12
  • Anna Maria Belli
    • 11
  1. 1.Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Radiology, University Hospital Heraklion, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of CreteHeraklionGreece
  2. 2.Radiology DepartmentJohn Radcliff HospitalOxfordUK
  3. 3.Interventional Radiology Unit, Department of Radiological SciencesSapienza – University of RomeRomeItaly
  4. 4.Interventional Radiology UnitGartnavel General HospitalGlasgowScotland, UK
  5. 5.Department of RadiologyCambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustCambridgeUK
  6. 6.Department of RadiologyAcademic Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Department for Diagnostic and Interventional RadiologyUniversity Hospital of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  8. 8.Diagnostische u. Interventionelle Radiologie/NeuroradiologieEv.-Luth. Diakonissenanstalt zu Flensburg – Zentrum für Gesundheit und DiakonieFlensburgGermany
  9. 9.Interventional RadiologyMedical University of LublinLublinPoland
  10. 10.Department of RadiologyBeaumont HospitalDublinIreland
  11. 11.Department of RadiologySt George’s HospitalLondonUK
  12. 12.National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAthensGreece

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