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About the Society of Interventional Radiology

About SIR

The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is a nonprofit, professional medical society representing more than 6,500 practicing interventional radiology physicians, scientists and clinical associates, including physician assistants, nurse practitioners, radiologic technologists and paramedical professionals. SIR’s members work in a variety of settings and at different professional levels—from medical students and residents to university faculty and private practice physicians. The society’s core purpose and mission is to work with its members to deliver patient-centered care through image-guided therapy.

Interventional radiologists pioneered minimally invasive treatment, which reaches the source of a medical problem through blood vessels or directly through a tiny incision in the skin to deliver a precise, targeted treatment. Interventional radiology treatments performed by board-certified experts can deliver solutions with less risk, less pain and less recovery time than traditional surgery. These treatments are delivered in collaboration with the patients’ care team. The specialty was founded in the early 1960s. Today interventional radiology is synonymous with modern medicine.

Mission

The mission of the Society of Interventional Radiology is to improve patient care through image-guided therapy.

Vision

The vision of the Society of Interventional Radiology is to be the first choice for image-guided therapy

SIR Foundation

SIR Foundation is dedicated to advancing the clinical needs of interventional radiology by specializing in developing investigators trained in conducting basic and clinical trials research, which provides the foundation for the innovative treatments delivered through image-guided techniques. SIR Foundation has initiated a new program structure that proactively fosters research priorities in the areas of clinical research, research policy and research

Awards and honors

Awards and honors

SIR honors its luminaries

SIR’s awards program recognizes excellence, extraordinary contributions and distinguished service to the society and the profession. The SIR Foundation awards recognize and promote innovation within SIR and the profession. They also expose fellows, residents, and medical students to the annual meeting and interventional radiology research opportunities.

SIR and SIR Foundation Brand

In the 50 years since interventional radiology was pioneered, image-guided medicine has rapidly evolved. Today, interventional radiology is recognized as its own specialty and is often part of a patient’s collaborative health care team, from diagnosis to follow-up care. Through the lens of our dynamic new brand, SIR and SIR Foundation are working to bring greater awareness to how interventional radiology harnesses image-guided therapies to develop breakthrough treatments, change medical practice, and improve the standard of patient care.

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Terms of Use

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Careers at SIR

SIR is an equal opportunity employer that offers excellent benefits, disability coverage, competitive salary, flextime, telecommuting, a 401K and more.

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Form 990

SIR will make copies of SIR's IRS Form 990 upon request. To request a copy, please contact SIR.

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SIR Annual Report

SIR and SIR Foundation's annual report offers insight into how the society and the foundation fulfills their mission to improve patient care through image-guided therapy. Each year, the overview explores how SIR and SIR Foundation activities leverage initiatives, educational offerings and accomplishments to benefit patients and improve member experiences. Annual reports focus on the past year’s legislative business and outcomes, financial data, annual meeting and awards recaps and leadership activities.

The 2016 Annual Report celebrates significant moments for the society, the foundation and the specialty—and their impact on members and patients—through multimedia clips, patient stories and more.

2016 Annual Report