International Interventional Radiology Organizations

Below is a list of interventional radiology organizations throughout the world. If you would like to add your group or provide a link to a site's homepage, please contact SIR.

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Asia Pacific Congress of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (APCCVIR)
Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR)
The Asia Pacific Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (APSCVIR) is an international organization of interventional radiologists and individuals in related fields to improve the level of clinical practice and research of Cardiovascular & Interventional Radiology in the Asia Pacific region.
Austrian Society of Interventional Radiology (ASIR)
Brazilian Society of Interventional Radiology & Endovascular Surgery(SoBrice)
(Sociedade Brasileira de Radiologia Intervencionista e Cirurgia Endovascular)
British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR)
The British Society of Interventional Radiology is a charitable society, which aims to promote interventional radiology and support education and research within this field. The society organizes one annual scientific meeting, helps to promote other educational activities and co-hosts the Endovascular Forum, a bi-annual meeting, along with the Vascular Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Membership is open to all medical practitioners who have an interest in the practice of interventional radiology.
Bulgarian Society of Interventional Radiology
Canadian Interventional Radiology Association (CIRA)
(Association Canadienne de Radiologie d’Intervention)
The Canadian Interventional Radiology Association's vision is to improve the health of Canadians by providing minimally invasive, image-guided interventions. CIRA's mission, through 2013, will deliver on its commitment by improving the clinical profile and practice among its members; working with other specialties to improve patient care; establishing IR as a recognized subspecialty; improving the referral pathways for patients; and promoting IR to future physicians.
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE)
The mission of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe is to provide continuing education and training to physicians and scientists with an active interest in interventional radiology or cardiovascular imaging techniques and to promote the exchange of ideas and information to further define the role, direction and goals of cardiovascular and interventional radiology as a subspecialty of radiology.
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Section Within the Singapore Radiological Society (CVIR Section of SRS, Singapore
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Hungary (MACIRT)
Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Turkey (TGRD)
Chinese Society of Interventional Radiology
Croatian Society of Interventional Radiology (CSR)
Czech Society of Interventional Radiology (CSIR)
Danish Society of Interventional Radiology (DFIR )
Dutch Society of Interventional Radiology (NGIR)
Egyptian Society of Interventional Radiology (ESIR)
European Society of Radiology/European Congress of Radiology (ESR/ECR)
The European Society of Radiology is an apolitical, non-profit organization, exclusively and directly dedicated to promoting and coordinating the scientific, philanthropic, intellectual and professional activities of radiology in all European countries. The society's mission at all times is to serve the health care needs of the general public through the support of science, teaching and research and the quality of service in the field of radiology.
Federacion Argentina De Asociaciones De Radiologia (FAARDIT)
Finnish Society of Interventional Radiology (FSIR)
Georgian Association of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (GACIR)
German Society of Interventional Radiology and Minimally Invasive Therapy (DeGIR)
Hellenic Society of Interventional Radiology, Vascular Radiology and Neuroradiology (GSIR)
Hong Kong Society of Interventional Radiology (HKSIR)
The society was founded in 2000 and was incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance on Jan. 5, 2001. The objectives of the society are to engage and support education, research, study and survey in respect of issues relating to interventional radiology; to promote and establish close contacts among medial professionals who are interested and working in the field of interventional radiology; to promote honorable interventional radiology practice; and to establish an ethical and health environment for the practice of interventional radiology in the interest of the general public of Hong Kong.
Hungarian Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (HSIR)
Iberoamerican Society of Interventional Radiology (SIDI)
(Sociedad Iberoamericana de Intervencionismo)
Indian Society of Vascular & Interventional Radiology (ISVIR)
The Indian Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (ISVIR) has been floated to provide a platform for exchange of information regarding catheter-based radiological procedures. ISVIR was formed in Trivandrum on Nov. 9, 1997. The objectives of the society include a planned growth of CVIR in India, providing a forum for exchange of views and information, formulating guidelines for performing and documenting interventional radiological procedures, streamlining the availability of devices in different regions, creating opportunities for certified training programs in CVIR, evolving guidelines for medico-legal aspects of the practice, creating public awareness with respect to interventional radiology and helping the fledgling subspecialty with turf battles.
Interventional Radiology Section, Polish Medical Society of Radiology (PLTR)
Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA)
The objectives and purposes of the Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA) include developing and supporting standards for the practice of interventional radiology; developing and supporting standards interventional radiology for the training of interventional radiologists; and fostering research in interventional radiology.
Irish Society of Interventional Radiology (ISIR)
Israeli Society of of Interventional Radiology (ILSIR)
Japanese Society of Interventional Radiology (JSIR)
Korean Society of Interventional Radiology (KSIR)
Mongolian Society of Interventional Radiology
Pan Arab Interventional Radiology Society (PAIRS)
Philippine Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Portugese Section of Interventional Radiology (NURIP) of the Portuguese Society of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine (SPRMN)
Radiology Society of France (SFR)
Section of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology of the Royal Belgian Radiological Society (RBRS)
Seldinger Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SSVIR)
Sezione di Studio della SIRM di Radiologia Vascolare ed Interventistica (SIRM)
Sociedad Argentina de Radiologia (SAR)
Society for Medical Innovation and Technology (SMIT)
The Society for Medical Innovations and Technology is an international society, formed in 1989 under the name Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy by an innovative group of medical practitioners. The founding members were leaders in their fields and were dedicated to the multidisciplinary advancement of minimally invasive therapy in an attempt to reduce patient trauma arising from surgical operations or radiological interventions. The name of the society was formally changed to Society for Medical Innovation and Technology in 2000.
Society of Interventional Onco-Radiology (RSIOR)
Spanish Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (SERVEI)
(Sociedad Espanola De Radiologia Vascular e Intervencionista)
Swiss Society of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology (SSCVIR)
(Societe Suisse de Radiologie Cardiovasculaire et Interventionnelle)
Taiwanese Radiological Society
Thai Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (TSVIR)
The Interventional Radiological (IR) Association of Thailand was founded in 1993 and became the Thai Society of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (TSVIR) in September 2002. Its members include radiologists, technologists, nurses and other scientists interested in interventional radiology and vascular imaging. The aims and objectives of the society are to enhance the advancement of education in interventional radiology by providing further facilities for education and research in this field.
Working Group of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology of the Slovak Radiological Society (PSKVIR)