202107 Specialist IR INR Consultation version

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The Specialist Interventional Radiology and Interventional Neuroradiology Range of Practice position paper is a key foundational document for Interventional Radiology (IR) and Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) which typifies specialist IR and INR practice in Australia and New Zealand. The document summarises the additional advanced knowledge, behaviours, clinical skills and technical capabilities required for specialist interventional radiology and interventional neuroradiology practice.  It emphasizes the clinical roles that these specialist clinicians need to provide patients with high quality patient-centric care. These include but are not limited to: contributing to multidisciplinary care; good communication with patients, referrers and other clinical colleagues; pre-procedural assessment; clinical management and appropriate follow up of patients.

The ranges of practice for both IR and INR are outlined separately and in a broad manner to accurately describe the similarities and differences between the specialties, and to allow for ongoing relevance as the specialties grow and evolve with technology and clinical capabilities.