Interventional Radiology Management
June 21, 2024
Management in our vascular and interventional radiology units is here to stay across all modalities. The first to benefit will be the patients and ourselves. Let's embrace it without fear!

Interventional Radiology receives subspeciality status in Portugal
IR around the globe · April 26, 2024
Last January, the IR subspecialty was finally approved by the PT Medical Association and the PT College of Radiology. After creating the Portuguese Society of Interventional Radiology (APRI) in 2018 all Portuguese IRs and all IR teams came together and pushed IR forward within Radiology and increased IR awareness among other specialties. We still need more lobbying to invest, to have more budgets and to create more IR centres in Portugal. The future is IR!

Interventional radiology nursery: why they should be part of the team
February 23, 2024
Nowadays we cannot contemplate an interventional radiology team without specialised and recognised nurses. Recognition should not only come from the care units: interventionalists must demand that they occupy the space they deserve and collaborate to ensure that hospital managements consider this specialisation as necessary. Putting the patient at the centre and offering them the best possible alternatives also includes specific attention from nursing, the cornerstone of our work teams.

December 22, 2023
Interventional radiology nurses play a fundamental role, both in the development of procedures and in patient care. The specialisation of the work teams implies technical training and preparation to offer the patient the best possible conditions. This is not feasible if the nursing teams are not fixed, with their own functions and recognised within the units and the hospital.

The first EBIR holder in China
October 27, 2023
Despite EBIR's current limited recognition in China, I anticipate its future popularity. As a certification allowing interventional radiologists to validate their professional expertise and demonstrate sustained commitment to this rapidly evolving discipline, EBIR is poised to gain prominence in the country.

Current IR Practice in Brazil
IR around the globe · August 25, 2023
Thanks to SOBRICE's hard work, and its members, brazilian interventional radiology has advanced quickly as a multidisciplinary specialty, equivalent to major world references, but still restricted to capital capitals and large cities.

Current IR Practice in Argentina
IR around the globe · July 21, 2023
The situation of interventional radiology in our country is still underdeveloped. But little by little our specialty is growing and occupying places. We are in the development and growth of the Argentine College of Interventional Radiology (CARVI).

Current situation and issues of IR in Ukraine
IR around the globe · June 23, 2023
There are lots of issues and problems of interventional radiology in Ukraine. When the war started, we faced new challenges. But despite all difficulties interventional radiology still develops and improves.

Interventional Radiology in Mexico
IR around the globe · May 19, 2023
In Mexico, highly specialised medicine is considered the new standard and interventional radiology has become essential in the country's best hospitals, but the challenges are enormous and the road ahead is steep.

Interventional radiology in Vietnam: present and future
IR around the globe · April 21, 2023
Interventional radiology is a relative latecomer to the medical field in Vietnam. Despite being a latecomer, the development of Vietnam interventional radiology (VIR) has been supported by the global trend of booming IR. The rise of VIR has many fascinating and unique aspects, as well as similarities with the development of IR worldwide.

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