Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology
Interventional Radiology - Review

Future scenarios and opportunities for interventional radiology in the post COVID-19 era

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Severo Ochoa University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, San Carlos Clinical Hospital, Madrid, Spain

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Álava University Hospital, Álava, Spain

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Zaragoza Clinical University Hospital, Zaragoza, Spain

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Patras University Hospital, Patras, Greece

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Department of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, Puerta de Hierro University Hospital, Madrid, Spain

Diagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 263-268
DOI: 10.5152/dir.2020.20494
Read: 1588 Downloads: 241 Published: 29 September 2020

Pandemic outbreak has led health systems worldwide into a rapid reorganization in response to coronavirus infections, forcing interventional radiology units to adapt. Interventional procedures have evolved in number, type and setting and have arguably been optimized as a direct consequence of this pandemic; a result that will undoubtedly lead to radical change within the specialty. This paper explores the future of interventional radiology from various perspectives, and forecasts the new opportunities that will be presented, from the adaptation of the interventional radiology staff and angiography suite, to the immunological environment, and through to digital medical education. We analyze the economic impact and the future relationship we can expect with the rest of the medical industry.

You may cite this article as: Abadal JM, Gonzalez-Nieto J, Lopez-Zarraga F, de Gregorio MA, Kitrou PM, Mendez S. Future scenarios and opportunities for interventional radiology in the post COVID-19 era. DDiagn Interv Radiol 2021; 27: 263–268

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