During the past decades we all have spend a lot of time to construct the future of the speciality we had grown together. We progressed in the understanding and classification of various diseases allowing for a better selection of therapeutic indications and goals. That occurred first within the frame of the WIN, then in more official structures that we created together, in particular the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neuroradiology, WFITN.
Coming from different specialities, from different countries and continents, and practicing in various types of hospital structures, we tried together to propose standards of training and practice.
These recommendations helped us advance yet new challenges have appeared to day. INR is practiced today by an ever increasing number of practitioners not always optimally trained, and various specialists try to highjack NRI resulting in its fragmentation.
Luc Picard, Pierre Lasjaunias