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Title: The Importance of Curriculum-Based Training and Assessment in Interventional Radiology

Physician performance and outcomes are being scrutinised by health care providers to improve patient safety and cost efficiency. Patients are best served by physicians who have undergone appropriate specialist training and assessment and perform large numbers of cases to maintain their skills. The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe has put into place a curriculum for training in interventional radiology (IR) and a syllabus with an examination, the European Board of Interventional Radiology, providing evidence of attainment of an appropriate and satisfactory skill set for the safe practice of IR. This curriculum is appropriate for IR where there is a high volume of image-guided procedures in vascular and nonvascular organ systems with cross-use of minimally invasive techniques in patients with a variety of disease processes. Other specialties may require different, longer, and more focused training if their experience is “diluted” by the need to master a different skill set.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. St. George’s Hospital, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom)
  2. Academic Medical Centre, Department of Radiology (Netherlands)
  3. Beaumont Hospital, Department of Radiology (Ireland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22318105
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 37; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Springer Science+Business Media New York and the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE); http://www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CHARGES; COST; DISEASES; EFFICIENCY; EUROPE; IMAGES; PATIENTS; PERFORMANCE; RADIOLOGY; SAFETY; TRAINING; WHO