Hi! So I am a pre-med who is greatly considering the former specialty after a lot of research and shadowing. Of course I still have a lot of time to decide. I have heard IR(but not Neuro IR which I am also very interested in) may be overtaken eventually between cardio and vascular surgery. What are your opinions. I love scans a lot, but I also want to see patients, and I think IR is the best way for me to achieve this. In future years, based on articles I have read by the ABR, they plan to make interventional radiology a bit more patient oriented by having the IRs meet with their patients before hand compared to the current max efficiency model I have heard of by basically having patients come to the IR and they start the procedure. Either way, I wanted to get some opinions on the differences and why IR may not last. I would think given radiology's tech advantage over other specialties in that radiology has the most potential in tech, I cannot see it really disappearing any time soon.