Intervention IQ - Your Portal to Modern Medicine

Intervention IQ was a 5-year CIRSE-sponsored campaign designed to raise awareness of and provide accurate information on minimally invasive image-guided therapies (interventional radiology, or IR).

A lack of awareness is still one of the main obstacles facing IR, which can reduce the need for invasive procedures. To help overcome this lack of awareness, IQ was established as a high-quality channel of communication to key decision makers in healthcare.

From 2009-2014, the project provided a regular flow of information showing the successes and potential of IR as a promising alternative or adjunct to open surgery. By reaching other medical specialists, hospital managers and administrators, insurance companies and healthcare politicians, IQ helped to facilitate patient access to gentle, minimally invasive solutions.

Many of the images were available for download - if you are interested in using any of the featured images, please write to madden@cirse.org.  



Issue 7, February 2013      

Patient Safety and Interventional Radiology

  • Introducing Interventional Radiology
  • Professional Status  
  • The Decision makers
  • Patient Safety and Treament Quality
  • Education and Training



Issue 6, June 2012      

Venous Interventions

  • Varicose Veins and Interventional Radiology
  • Economy Class Syndrome - an Economic Nightmare  

Also featuring:

  • Paediatric Interventional Radiology
  • Venous Disorders: Widespread and Costly
  • Patients Vote with their Wallets



Issue 5, December 2011      

Trauma Interventions

  • Interventional Radiology in the Emergency Room   
  • The Best of Both Worlds: Traumatology and IR   

Also featuring:

  • The Changing Shape of Illness
  • Overcoming Every Hurdle: Veterinary IR
  • The Early Days with Anders Lunderquist



Issue 4, June 2011                                                   

Women's Health

  • Finding UFE: Giving Women a New Lease of Life
  • Best of Both Worlds - IR and Gynaecologist Cooperation

Also featuring:

  • IR Nurses Take Centre Stage
  • Travelling the Information Superhighway to Reach IR
  • IR's Early Days with Kurt Amplatz



Issue 3, December 2010      

Cancer Interventions

  • A New Era of Teamwork
  • Delivering Hope to Patients

Also Featuring:

  • IR Without Borders
  • Global IR Statement
  • IR in Veterinary Medicine



Issue 2, July 2010 

Stroke Interventions

  • 6-Hour Window - Why Time is of the Essence
  • Stopping Stroke Damage Cold

Also featuring:

  • Developing Excellence: Dedicated Radiographers
  • 5 Minutes With... Dr. Robert Morgan
  • Remapping the Boundaries of Patient Care




Issue 1, March 2010 

Understanding Cancer

  • Strength in Unity: Multidisciplinary Cancer Care
  • A Focused Approach - Non-Invasive Therapy

Also featuring:

  • The Political Threat to MRI Development
  • Recruiting Interventional Radiologists
  • Vertebroplasty: What the Studies Failed to Mention



Issue 0, December 2009

Diabetes: An Interventional Response

  • The Crippling Cost of Diabetes
  • Type 1 Diabetes: Closer to a Cure

Also featuring:

  • IR Becomes Official UEMS Division
  • Non-Dedicated Staff: may cause serious side-effects
  • The Early Days of IR