Rofo 2017; 189(04): 309-311
DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-104773
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White Paper: Curriculum in Interventional Radiology

Article in several languages: English | deutsch
Andreas H. Mahnken
1  Diagnostic & Interventional Radiology, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany
Arno Bücker
2  Clinic of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Saarland University Medical Center, Homburg, Germany
Christian Hohl
3  Radiologie, St. Marien-Krankenhaus Siegen, Germany
Ansgar Berlis
4  Neuroradiologie, Neurozentrum, Freiburg, Germany
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Publication History

25 January 2017

22 February 2017

Publication Date:
23 March 2017 (online)


Purpose Scope and clinical importance of interventional radiology markedly evolved over the last decades. Consequently it was acknowledged as independent subspecialty by the „European Union of Medical Specialists“ (UEMS). Based on radiological imaging techniques Interventional Radiology is an integral part of Radiology.

Materials und Methods In 2009 the German Society for Interventional Radiology and minimally-invasive therapy (DeGIR) developed a structured training in Interventional Radiology. In cooperation with the German Society of Neuroradiology (DGNR) this training was extended to also cover Interventional Neuroradiology in 2012. Tailored for this training in Interventional Radiology a structured curriculum was developed, covering the scope of this modular training.

Results The curriculum is based on the DeGIR/DGNR modular training concept in Interventional Radiology. There is also an European Curriculum and Syllabus for Interventional Radiology developed by the “Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe” (CIRSE). The presented curriculum in Interventional Radiology is designed to provide a uniform base for the training in Interventional Radiology in Germany, based on the competencies obtained during residency.

Conclusion This curriculum can be used as a basis for training in Interventional Radiology by all training sites.

Key Points:

  • Interventional Radiology is an integral part of clinical radiology

  • The German Society for Interventional Radiology and minimally-invasive therapy (DeGIR) developed a curriculum in Interventional Radiology

  • This curriculum is an integrative basis for the training in interventional

Citation Format

  • Mahnken AH, Bücker A, Hohl C et al. White Paper: Curriculum in Interventional Radiology. Fortschr Röntgenstr 2017; 189: 309 – 311