Guidelines and Statements

Guidelines and statements

The Guidelines and Statements Division of the SIR provides a framework of evidence-based clinical practice documents to ensure patient safety and enhance the delivery of patient care.

The methology for guidelines and statements helps create impactful documents that highlight the quality of evidence used to derive recommendations.

Read more details about SIR's updated methodology and development process.


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Select a topic area below for a list of published SIR guidelines and statements.




The SIR develops standards and guidelines to provide educational resources to practicing clinicians to promote high quality outcomes and patient safety in vascular and interventional radiology.  Guidelines are not fixed rules nor are they the sole determinant of treatment choice; and are not intended to establish a legal standard of care.  Use of the standards is voluntary and a deviation from the recommendations should not automatically be interpreted as the delivery of care that is substandard.  Standards are not intended to supplant professional judgment and a physician may deviate from these guidelines, as necessitated by the individual patient, practice setting, or available resources.  Other sources of information may be used in conjunction with these principles to produce a process leading to high quality medical care.  The ultimate judgment regarding the conduct of any specific procedure or course of management must be made by the physician, who should consider all circumstances relevant to the individual clinical situation.

These guidelines are provided “AS IS”, and SIR does not warrant the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the guidelines.  SIR is not responsible for any actions taken in reliance on these guidelines, including but not limited to any treatment decisions made by any health care provider reading these guidelines, and SIR assumes no responsible for any injury or damage to persons or property arising out of or related to any use of these guidelines or for any errors or omissions.

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