I am stunned that the Greece Society of Vascular Surgery actually had the gall to sue the Greek Society of Interventional Radiology, stating that IRs do not have the "skills to manage patients before, during and after procedures, and that this could pose a significant public health threat."


The Greek Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that upheld Interventional Radiology as a true subspecialty.

"The Supreme Court decision acknowledged that our clinical training is adequate for the purpose of pre- and post-procedural care. It also valued the fact that the ministry's decision stated that interventional radiologists will practice in the context of multidisciplinary medical decision-making," Elias Brountzos, Professor, Second Department of Radiology, Attikon University Hospital, Athens Greece told "Interventional News."