ACR 2016 The Crossroads of Radiology

ACR2016VM52 - Defining and Applying the Value of IR/INR Clinical Practice

May 18, 2016 10:00am ‐ May 18, 2016 12:00pm


The purpose of the session is to demonstrate the value of having a full IR and INR clinical practice and the importance of providing longitudinal patient care. Examples of innovative practice models will be discussed and available resources will be highlighted. The session will address common issues seen with practice building such as economics, culture change within radiology groups, organizational changes within health care systems and will provide practical examples and potential approaches to solutions. Perspectives will be provided from academia, private practice and a hospital system CEO.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Recognize the value of a clinical practice of IR &/or INR for Radiology groups and Health Systems
  2. Define the challenges and potential solutions associated with a clinical practice of IR & INR in both the academic and private practice environments
  3. Name the culture change considerations needed to successfully implement a clinical practice of IR or INR
  4. Create organizational models from leadership, economic and clinical practice perspectives


  • General Radiology


  • Computer Tomography, Ultrasound




  • Philip Cook: None

  • Laura Findeiss: None

  • Michael McDermott: None

  • Eric Wang: Consultant-Sirtex

  • Gregory Soares: None

  • Robert Min: None

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