Implications of IR Being a Primary Specialty on the Professional Organizational Relationship between Interventional and Diagnostic Radiology

Alan H. Matsumoto, Michael D. Dake

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Abstract

The recent awarding of primary specialty status to interventional radiology (IR) invites a re-examination of the long-standing relationship between IR and diagnostic radiology (DR). In this new era, it is important to evaluate how the organizations that represent these 2 specialties can best contribute to strengthening a growth in collaborations and partnerships that will benefit their members and patients. Areas of organizational focus with the potential to enhance the future for both groups include combining efforts directed toward advocacy and government relations, developing practice models to create successful IR and DR working relationships, and providing more data to demonstrate the value of IR above and beyond the work relative value units and professional revenues that IR generates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2080-2084
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology
Volume34
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2023
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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