CIRSE Clinical Practice Manual

A.H. Mahnken*, E.B. Seoane, A. Cannavale, M.W. de Haan, R. Dezman, R. Kloeckner, G. O'Sullivan, A. Ryan, G. Tsoumakidou

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Abstract

Background Interventional radiology (IR) has come a long way to a nowadays UEMS-CESMA endorsed clinical specialty. Over the last decades IR became an essential part of modern medicine, delivering minimally invasive patient-focused care. Purpose To provide principles for delivering high quality of care in IR. Methods Systematic description of clinical skills, principles of practice, organizational standards and infrastructure needed for the provision of professional IR services. Results There are IR procedures for almost all body parts and organs, covering a broad range of medical conditions. In many cases IR procedures are the mainstay of therapy, e.g. in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma. In parallel the specialty moved from the delivery of a procedure towards taking care for a patient's condition with the interventional radiologists taking ultimate responsibility for the patient's outcomes. Conclusions The evolution from a technical specialty to a clinical specialty goes along with changing demands on how clinical care in IR is provided. The CIRSE Clinical Practice Manual provides interventional radiologist with a starting point for developing his or her IR practice as a clinician.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1323-1353
Number of pages31
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume44
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Clinical practice
  • Interventional radiology
  • Quality standards
  • Patient care
  • Practice development
  • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GUIDELINES
  • INTERVENTIONAL RADIOLOGY PROCEDURES
  • INFORMED-CONSENT
  • COMMUNICATION-SKILLS
  • PATIENT
  • RISK
  • IR
  • COMPLICATIONS
  • PHYSICIANS
  • SOCIETY

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