42 national and international societies from around the world united to support the "Interventional Radiology (IR) Global Statement", which highlights the importance of IR in modern medical care and outlines the identity and scope of IR practice worldwide. The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR), the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) and 40 other national and international scientific societies have joined in supporting the first global statement defining interventional radiology as a unique specialty providing key treatment options for a wide range of medical conditions. The statement addresses the evolution, global impact and future direction of this imageguided minimally invasive specialty. The statement, the result of more than two years of collaborative work, was co-published in August in the Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR) and Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (CVIR). The Global IR Statement stresses that interventional radiologists are responsible for providing clinical care relevant to image-guided interventions, either in collaboration with other physicians or independently.
Further information is available on www.cirse.org