CIRSE is a non-profit, educational and scientific association aiming to improve patient care through the support of teaching, science, research and clinical practice in the field of cardiovascular and interventional radiology. 

CIRSE provides continuing education and training for its members and other physicians and scientists with an active personal involvement and interest in interventional radiology and/or cardiovascular imaging techniques. 

CIRSE promotes the exchange of ideas and information for the further definition of the role, direction and goals of cardiovascular and interventional radiology as a subspecialty of radiology.

CIRSE aims to improve ethical, technical and material conditions in cardiovascular and interventional radiology to enhance patient care.

CIRSE provides an examination in Interventional Radiology for its members to enhance patient care (EBIR).