May 25, 2017 —The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) has published a new edition of its guidance on the application and best practice of interventional oncology.
Interventional oncology is a fast-moving discipline that directly overlays the RCR’s two specialties of radiology and oncology; it concerns both the diagnosis and interventional treatment of cancer using image guidance techniques. The college’s original guidance, released in 2012, has been revisited to ensure clinicians remain up-to-date.
The second edition of “Interventional oncology: guidance for service delivery” does not cover diagnostic work-up, but sets out the roles and responsibilities of interventional radiologists within the wider multidisciplinary oncology team, and outlines the correct referral pathway for intervention, procedural best practice and patient recovery. It concludes with calls for wider education around interventional oncology developments among referring clinicians and service providers.
The guidance can be downloaded for free from the RCR website.
For more information: www.rcr.ac.uk