Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology




About our society

The Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) aims to promote safety and optimize the quality of anaesthesia provided to adults and children undergoing procedures involving radiological imaging.

Radiological imaging, both inside and outside of the operating theatre, has become integral to the diagnosis and management of many medical conditions in the 21st century. The Society’s mission is to provide an education and training resource for anaesthetists, radiologists, radiographers, radiology nurses and others working within this specialist area.

Over the past decade there has been a rapid increase in highly complex therapeutic procedures being performed by a variety of specialists utilizing radiological imaging; these are often performed in clinically unstable patients with significant co-morbidity. Anaesthetists, as a vital member of the clinical team, are uniquely placed to deliver high quality care to these patients. This stems from their experience of caring for patients in most areas of medicine including Emergency Medicine, Radiology, Surgery, ITU, Pain, Obstetrics, Paediatrics and General Medicine.

The Society will provide a forum for consultants, trainees and paramedical staff to discuss new techniques and procedures as well as to share ideas. Through this we intend to bring to the fore and consolidate the existing guidelines of the Royal Colleges and to help implement their recommendations.

Important Documents

Please click through the documents below to acquaint yourself with information that anaesthetists working in radiology need to be aware of.





Appointment of Dr Dominic Nielson as SAR Trainee Representative

Dr Dominic Nielson has been appointed to the SAR Council as the trainee representative. He is a trainee in the Barts and the London School of Anaesthesia (North East Thames). He has interests in paediatric anaesthesia, anaesthesia for major surgery, remote site anaesthesia and education. He is a co-founder of a very successful structured oral examination course for the Primary FRCA. He graduated from the University of Leeds in 2010 and gained the FRCA in 2015

– Dr Shane George

SAR President


2017 SAR Annual scientific Meeting

SAR-LogoThe 2017 Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society of Anaesthetists in Radiology (SAR) will take place on the 16th of March 2017. The programme and other event details will be made available later on. Please mark this date in your diary and visit the SAR website for more details which will be  made available soon.

2016 SAR ASM Presentation Materials

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Winner 2016 SAR ASM Poster presentation

Grab&Go Georgina Singleton

New SAR President

I am delighted to announce that Council of the Society has elected Dr Shane George as the incoming President from March 2016 following a closely contested ballot. Shane has served as Honorary Secretary since the Society was founded in 2011. He has held consultant posts at Royal Brompton and Harefield (London), John Radcliffe (Oxford) and currently at Papworth Hospital (Cambridge). He has set out an ambitious programme for the next two years we look forward to his inauguration at the 4th Scientific Meeting on 17 March 2016 at the Institute of Child Health in London.

Dr Michael Boscoe

Hon President