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Mechanical Thrombectomy Guidelines



Interventional Neuroradiology (INR) training for non-radiologists in the UK: current status (Feb 2019)


Download the Oxford AHSN Mechanical thrombectomy for acute ischaemic stroke: an implementation guide for the UK


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The British Society of Neuroradiologists (BSNR) has produced Training Guidance for Mechanical Thrombectomy (Lenthall, R. et al. Clinical Radiology, Volume 72 , Issue 2 , 175.e11 – 175.e18) which details the training that will be required for practitioners from different clinical backgrounds to achieve the necessary skills and experience to effectively contribute to the acute stroke service. This guidance will underpin all routes to increasing the workforce.

The Supplementary Guidance to Facilitate the Training of Interventional Radiology Consultants to Undertake Stroke Thrombectomy has been produced by The Royal College of Radiologists, the British Society of Interventional Radiology, the British Society of Neuroradiologists and the UK Neurointerventional Group.

This BSNR/UKNG/RCR/BSIR collaboration released this guidance to help hospitals train more doctors in emergency mechanical thrombectomy for acute stroke.


Standards Subcommittee Developed Guidelines

The following guidelines are intended to be for information and guidance and are not prescriptive:


2019: Guidelines for imaging headache

2019: Imaging of the Developing Brain BSNR Guidelines for Pediatric, Neonatal and Fetal brain imaging

2018: Proposed Structured Dementia Reporting Template

2018: Core Imaging Protocol For Brain Tumours

2018: Nation Safety Standards For Invasive Procedures (NatSSIPs)


The BSNR has been involved with the development of, and / or supports, further guidelines:

2014: Standards for providing safe acute ischaemic stroke thrombectomy services

2012: national clinical guidelines for stroke fourth edition