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Quality Improvement Toolkits

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The Quality and Performance Improvement Committee (PICC) members have developed the toolkits below to guide IRs in initiating quality improvement projects

How to conduct a quality improvement project

The "How to Conduct a QI Project" toolkit provides an overview of the quality concepts as well as downloadable templates to start your QI project.



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Quality improvement project: Biopsy Adequacy

Learn where to focus your image-guided biopsy adequacy QI efforts.

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Quality improvement project: IVC Filter Removal

Learn about tools you can use to improve quality of care for patients with a retrievable IVC Filter. 

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About the PICC workgroups


The Society of Interventional Radiology Practice Improvement and Change Committee (PICC) of the Quality and Performance Improvement Division is charged with providing performance improvement tools for clinical and procedural management of patients seen by SIR members. The committee oversees the development of quality improvement resources including stewardship of online and conference resources, distribution of best practices for benchmark improvement, and quality toolkit management. The committee works with other committees within the Quality and Performance Improvement Division, the Society of Interventional Radiology, and SIR Foundation to coordinate resources involving quality healthcare delivery.




Drew Caplin, MD (Chair)

Christopher Friend, MD

Harlan Vingan, MD

Jason C. Hoffmann, MD

Jordan C. Tasse, MD

Rakesh Varma, MD

Robert Griffith, MD

Shamar Young, MD

Sidhartha Tavri, MD

Stephen Sozio, MD

Zeyad Metwalli, MD

Mina S. Makary, MD

Aaron Brandis, MD

Jonathan Weinstein, MD

Josh Dowell, MD