Excellence and Advancement in
Interventional Procedures

IRSA is the peak membership body for health care professionals working in the field of interventional radiology.
Our mission at IRSA is to become the leading authority in minimally invasive image-guided techniques in Australia and New Zealand.

OUR MISSION

The Interventional Radiology Society of Australasia (IRSA)  is a not-for profit members society governed by the Executive Committee.

Our mission is to provide continuing education, resources, networking opportunities whilst advocating the definition, direction and goals of interventional radiology for best impact patient safety and care.

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education and training

education and
training

To provide continuing education and training for its members.

advocacy

Advocating the definition, direction and goals of interventional radiology to best impact patient safety and care.

foster collaborative relationships

foster collaborative relationships

To form collaborative relationships with other organisations involved in Interventional radiology.

lead the way

lead the way for interventional procedures

To be the leading authority in minimally invasive image-guided techniques in Australia and New Zealand.

About Interventional Radiology

Interventional Radiology (IR) is a medical specialty that uses imaging guidance, such as X-ray, CT, or ultrasound, to perform minimally invasive procedures on patients. IR is a rapidly growing field in Australia and New Zealand, with many public and private hospitals now offering a range of IR procedures for patients.

Procedures

IR procedures can be used to diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions, including cancer, blood vessel diseases, and organ dysfunction. Some common IR procedures include angiography, embolisation, and biopsy.

  • Angiography is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to visualise blood vessels and can be used to diagnose and treat conditions such as blockages in the coronary or peripheral arteries.
  • Embolisation is a procedure that blocks blood flow to a specific area and can be used to treat conditions such as tumours or bleeding.
  • Biopsy is a procedure that involves removing a small sample of tissue for examination and can be used to diagnose cancer or other conditions.

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Benefits

Interventional radiology procedures have several benefits over traditional surgery. They are typically less invasive, with less risk of complications and faster recovery times. They also allow for more precise targeting of the area of concern, which can lead to better outcomes for patients. In addition, IR procedures often require less anaesthesia, which can make them safer for patients.

One of the major advantages of IR is its ability to target specific areas of the body with precision. This is achieved using imaging guidance, such as X-ray, CT, or ultrasound. The interventional radiologist can see inside the body in real-time, which allows them to perform procedures with a high degree of accuracy. This is particularly useful in the treatment of cancer, as it allows for more precise targeting of the tumour, which can lead to better outcomes for patients.

Recent Posts

WA Interventional Radiology Student Information and Networking Evening

May 16, 2024

Are you a Medical Student/JMO/Intern or Resident interested in learning about a career in Interventional Radiology or Interventional Neuroradiology? On behalf of the Interventional Radiology

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MEDIA RELEASE: Interventional Radiologists Support Funding for Women’s Health, Urge Better Access to Minimally Invasive Treatments

May 16, 2024

Interventional radiologists support government funding for women’s health but urge greater access to minimally invasive treatments Wednesday 15 May 2024: The Interventional Radiology Society of

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Seeking Members for Advisory Committees

April 30, 2024

Would you like to contribute to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia?  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking applications from experts in medicine,

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WA Interventional Radiology Student Information and Networking Evening

WA Interventional Radiology Student Information and Networking Evening

May 16, 2024

Are you a Medical Student/JMO/Intern or Resident interested in learning about a career in Interventional Radiology or Interventional Neuroradiology? On behalf of the Interventional Radiology

... read more.

MEDIA RELEASE: Interventional Radiologists Support Funding for Women’s Health, Urge Better Access to Minimally Invasive Treatments

MEDIA RELEASE: Interventional Radiologists Support Funding for Women’s Health, Urge Better Access to Minimally Invasive Treatments

May 16, 2024

Interventional radiologists support government funding for women’s health but urge greater access to minimally invasive treatments Wednesday 15 May 2024: The Interventional Radiology Society of

... read more.

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Seeking Members for Advisory Committees

The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA): Seeking Members for Advisory Committees

April 30, 2024

Would you like to contribute to the regulation of therapeutic goods in Australia?  The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is seeking applications from experts in medicine,

... read more.

IRSA ASM 2024: Early Bird Registrations and Call for Abstracts – NOW OPEN

IRSA ASM 2024: Early Bird Registrations and Call for Abstracts – NOW OPEN

April 16, 2024

Early bird registrations are NOW OPEN for IRSA’s 2024 Annual Scientific Meeting, to be held at the Ta Pae Convention Centre Christchurch from Monday 05

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