Interventional radiology delivers high-value health care and is an imaging 3.0 vanguard Review uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Delivery of Health Care
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Quality Assurance, Health Care
  • Radiography, Interventional
  • Radiology, Interventional


  • Given the changing climate of health care and the imperative to add value, radiologists must join forces with the rest of medicine to deliver better patient care in a more cost-effective, evidence-based manner. For several decades, interventional radiology has added value to the health care system through innovation and the provision of alternative and effective minimally invasive treatments, which have decreased morbidity, mortality, and overall cost. The clinical practice of interventional radiology embodies many of the features of Imaging 3.0, the program recently launched by the ACR. We provide a review of some of the major contributions made by interventional radiology and offer general principles from that experience, which are applicable to all radiologists.

publication date

  • January 2015



  • Review



  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jacr.2014.10.024

PubMed ID

  • 25703699

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 501

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