Standardized reporting

Draft templates and user-guide are available for public comment. Please download and complete the survey


Use standardized reports to improve quality data collected in the IR Registry

Reporting templates for procedural and peri-procedural documentation


The Society of Interventional Radiology Standardized Reporting Initiative is  helping members with the integration of standardized and structured reporting into IR practice.

SIR advocates the adoption of practice paradigms that, above all, improve patient outcomes. Standardized reporting provides many benefits: In today’s healthcare environment, reducing ambiguity and adherence to guidelines are extremely important. Guidelines are viewed by many in the health care arena as an effective way to reduce costs, improve quality and deliver better patient care. 

Standardized reporting initiative User Guide (PDF) and Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

List of standardized reports* 

Central venous access:

Venous port placement
Non-tunneld central venous catheter placement
PICC placement
Port removal
Tunneled catheter placement
Tunneled catheter removal

Venous catheter procedures:

Venous filter insertion
Venous filter removal - successful
Venous filter removal - unsuccesssful

Standardized reports: Library of all reports

<p>Standardized reporting will facilitate clinical and research data collection as well as drive practice quality improvement.</p>

Standardized reporting will facilitate clinical and research data collection as well as drive practice quality improvement.

Important Information:

ACR Participation Agreement

In order to facilitate the submission of your data to the NRDR, the ACR has developed a Participation Agreement and BAA for your use. The Participation Agreement and BAA (download the PDF) must be signed and returned to the NRDR Administrator before your facility can enter data to the registry.The BAA fully complies with the requirements of HIPAA and pertinent provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) as found in Subpart D of ARRA, or described as the Health Information Technology of Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH).

Copyright Information

These reports are copyrighted by the Society of Interventional Radiology. Download and use of these templates indicates your agreement to use the files solely for your personal or facility use only. Users are not authorized to modify, change or otherwise improve the reports, except as indicated within the IR Standardized Reporting User Guide. Any reproduction, multi-use configuration or network distribution, transmission, publication, performance, broadcast, alteration, license, hyperlink, creation of derivative works or other use in whole or in part in any manner without the express prior written consent of SIR is strictly prohibited.


For questions, please email SIR's Health Policy and Economics Division.

*Note: Standardized reports are provided in both RTF and xml Powerscribe-ready formats. New reporting templates will be generated and existing templates will be updated on an ongoing basis. Please check back if the report you need is not yet posted. 

The importance of quality measures

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