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Establishing and Improving Interventional Radiology

IAEA Human Health Series No. 42

English STI/PUB/1983 ¦ 978-92-0-130622-7

116 pages ¦ € 68.00 ¦ Date published: 2023

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This publication provides a general overview of interventional radiology (IR). It presents an evidence-based rationale for establishing, improving and maintaining an IR service consistent with current clinical knowledge benchmarks. A summary is provided of necessary elements for the establishment of an IR clinical service and to ensure its sustainability. The publication includes information on specific challenges faced especially but not uniquely in emerging nations, as well as a defined list of expert recommendations. Safety and quality standards are emphasized in addition to necessary funding, human resources, education, training and certification/recertification, as well as involvement of the main professional societies.

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IAEA Human Health, Establishing, Improving Interventional Radiology, IR, Diagnostic Imaging, Techniques, Radiation, Current Clinical Knowledge Benchmarks, IR Clinical Service, Sustainability, Safety and Quality Standards, Funding, Human Resources, Medical Education, Training, Certification, Recertification, Professional Societies and Bodies, Lower Resource Settings, Physical and Infrastructure Requirements, Interventional Facility, Ancillary Equipment, Procurement, Repair, Maintenance, Human Resource Requirements, Interventional Radiology Specialists, Non-Physician Service Providers, Medical Radiation Technologists, Anaesthesiologists, Biomedical Engineers, Administrators, Information Technology, IT, Quality Management System, Promotion and Public Awareness, Radiation Protection, Recommendation, Low and Middle Income Countries, IAEA Expert Committee, Review

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