Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Improvement Standards for Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization
Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology (JVIR)
Percutaneous embolization procedures are commonly performed by interventional radiologists. This quality improvement (QI) standard was first published in 2010, and this document represents the second update. Since the 2010 standards, many additional randomized controlled trials, meta-analyses, and observational studies have been published on transcatheter embolization for various disease entities, further establishing embolization as an effective treatment. Additionally, the indications of embolization have expanded with newer procedures, like prostatic embolization for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and emerging procedures, such as left gastric artery embolization for the treatment of obesity and genicular artery embolization for the treatment of pain related to osteoarthritis (OA). This revised document includes a discussion on the performance of embolization procedures in pediatric patients, emphasizes the current literature, and builds upon previous documents to provide up-to-date information to ensure effective, safe, and high-quality care.
Dariushnia, Sean R.; Redstone, Ellen A.; Heran, Manraj K. S; Cramer, Harry R. Jr; Ganguli, Suvranu; Gomes, Antoinette S.; and Hogan, Mark J., "Society of Interventional Radiology Quality Improvement Standards for Percutaneous Transcatheter Embolization" (2021). Center for Medical Imaging & Interventional Radiology @SLUHN Articles & Publications. 2.