Innovation Worth Imitating: The History, Present State, and Future of Interventional Radiology

By Michael Sanderson, MS3, University of Washington The field of interventional radiology is a highly technical specialty that in recent years has become increasingly focused on the clinical management of its patients; indeed, a historic transformation is taking place, and now, not only are IR physicians demonstrating great skill in Read more…

“High-priced plumbers” or primary physicians?: The Role of IR in the Inpatient and Outpatient Setting

By Allison Khoo, MS2, Baylor College of Medicine The modern field of interventional radiology (IR) may still benefit from the words of Dr. Charles Dotter, who said in 1968, “If my fellow angiographers prove unwilling or unable to accept or secure for their patients the clinical responsibilities attendant on transluminal Read more…

We’re Listening—And Fortifying “Who” We Are

You’re not listening to me! How often will we say (or even hear) those words over our lifetime? My hope is that you won’t need to use those frustrating words when talking about SIR. Your society listens and acts on your behalf when addressing your specific needs to advancing a better understanding of IR and its positive impact on patient care. As part of SIR’s brand initiative, we learned insightful, sometimes surprising, critical details in defining what we’re known for, what individuals expect from us and how we can develop new ways of reaching out to key audiences. Read more from SIR President James B. Spies, M.D., MPH, FSIR, on the society’s blog, IR Uncut.