Patient Information Leaflets
They are intended as information leaflets for patients who are recommended to have any one of these specific interventional radiology procedures. They
should facilitate informed debate between patients and clinical staff.
The essential role of interventional radiology in the treatment of many chronic and emergency conditions is increasingly recognised by General
Practitioners, Hospital Consultants and the Department of Health. This section aims to provide up to date and authoritative information written by UK
experts, which patients, health care professionals and the general public will find useful. We hope that this information will help you to choose the
treatment which best suits you.
Briefer descriptions of various Interventional Radiology procedures can be found in the patient information sheets available here. These have been
revised by members of the BSIR in conjunction with the patient liaison group of the Royal College of Radiologists. The information sheets are designed to
provide concise, clear accurate accounts of the most common interventional radiological procedures.
These leaflets have been prepared by the British Society of Interventional Radiology (BSIR) and the Clinical Radiology Patients’ Liaison Group (CRPLG)
of The Royal College of Radiologists. Approved by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Radiology: 25 February 2020
From a patient’s perspective these changes should make it easier to see an interventional radiologist in an outpatient clinic to discuss treatment options.