CIRSE Guideline Documents

CIRSE’s quality assurance guidelines and standards are designed to provide a reference for physicians on topics relevant to the field of interventional radiology. While the information stated in these guidelines is believed to be true and accurate at the time of publication, neither the Standards of Practice Committee members, their Working Groups members nor CIRSE can accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions made.


Please note that CIRSE is unable to provide reprints of the guidelines below.


Year Document Title Main Author
2017 D. K. Filippiadis
2017 CIRSE Guidelines on Percutaneous Needle Biopsy (PNB) A. Veltri
2017 CIRSE Guidelines on Percutaneous Vertebral Augmentation G. Tsoumakidou
2016 CIRSE Guidelines on Percutaneous Ablation of Small Renal Cell Carcinoma M. Krokidis
2016 CIRSE Guidelines on Gastrostomy J. Suttcliffe

The Provision of Interventional Radiology Services in Europe: CIRSE Recommendations

D. Tsetis

CIRSE Quality Assurance Guidelines for Superior Vena Cava Stenting in Malignant Disease (Revised Document)

R. Uberoi
2015 Uterine Artery Embolization for Symptomatic Leiomyomata H. van Overhagen/ J. Reekers
2014 M. Rossi
2014 CIRSE Standards of Practice Guidelines on Iliocaval Stenting A. Mahnken
2014 Standards of Practice for Superficial Femoral and Popliteal
Artery Angioplasty and Stenting
K. Katsanos
2013 A. Mahnken
2013 CIRSE Guidelines on Below the Knee Interventions    H. van Overhagen 
2013 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Imaging Detection and Treatment of Endoleaks following Endovascular Aneurysm Repair (EVAR) T. Rand
2012 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Endovascular Treatment of Traumatic Hemorrhage S. Chakraverty 
2012 Quality-Improvement Guidelines for Hepatic Transarterial Chemoembolization     - currently under revision A. Basile
2012 Standards of Practice: Guidelines for Thermal Ablation of Primary and Secondary Lung Tumors P. Pereira
2012 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt (TIPS) A. Krajina
2011 Standard of Practice for the Interventional Management of Isolated Iliac Artery Aneurysms

R. Uberoi 

2011 Percutaneous Catheter-Directed Intra-Arterial Thrombolysis and Mechanical Thrombectomy for Acute Lower-Limb Ischemia D. Karnabatidis
2010 Portal Vein Embolization A. Denys
2010 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Bone Tumour Management A. Gangi 
2010 Occupational Radiation Protection in Interventional Radiology Joint CIRSE/SIR
2010 Quality Assurance Guidelines for Percutaneous Treatments of Intervertebral Discs A. Kelekis
2010 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Radiofrequency Ablation of Liver Tumours     - currently under revision L. Crocetti
2009 Standard of Practice for the Endovascular Treatment of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Type B Dissections F. Fanelli
2009 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Percutaneous Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement for the Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism J. A. Reekers
2008 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Endovascular Treatment of Iliac Artery Occlusive Disease D. Tsetis
2007 Quality Assurance Guidelines for Placement of Gastroduodenal Stents T. Sabharwal 
2007 Standards for the Endovascular Management of Aortic Occlusive Disease R. Uberoi 
2006 Quality Assurance Guidelines for the Performance of Carotid Stenting     - currently under revision S. McDonald 
2006 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Percutaneous Vertebroplasty A. Gangi
2005 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Placement of Oesophageal Stents T. Sabharwal
2004 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Stenting in Infrainguinal Arterial Disease D. Tsetis
2003 Quality Improvement Guidelines for Percutaneous Transhepatic Cholangiography and Biliary Drainage A. Hatzidakis