EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2017
Posted February 10, 2017
EuroSafe Imaging will once again have a strong presence at the upcoming European Congress of Radiology 2017 to promote radiation protection and the ESR’s quality and safety initiatives throughout the conference at the Austria Center Vienna from March 1-5, 2017.
The main acitivities include five dedicated EuroSafe Imaging sessions, as well as the EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition and ‘Voice of EPOS‘ slot in the EPOS™ Arena. Also, don’t miss the chance to meet your peers for networking in the newly established EuroSafe Imaging Café, where you will also get plenty of information on all EuroSafe Imaging activities and how you can engage.
For more information on the EuroSafe Imaging activities at ECR 2017, click here.
Education on Demand – Tips & Tricks
Posted February 13, 2017
Education on Demand is the ESR’s e-learning platform. It provides ESR members with specially selected content and accredited online learning. Among others, Education on Demand includes e-learning modules and a self-assessment test on medical radiation protection. In addition, all Tips & Tricks prepared by the Ask EuroSafe Imaging initiative are available there. Ask EuroSafe Imaging has been established to improve information for professionals and patients in the areas of CT, interventional radiology and paediatric imaging.
Look at Education on Demand, search for ‘Tips & Tricks’ and take the questionnaires afterwards to test your knowledge.
UNSCEAR 2016 Report published
Posted February 9, 2017
The United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation (UNSCEAR) has published its 2016 Report on sources, effects and risks of ionising radiation. It includes the results of an assessment of the levels of radiation exposure due to different methods of electricity generation.
UNSCEAR was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1955. Its mandate is to assess and report the levels and effects of exposure to ionising radiation. UNSCEAR’s scientific findings underpin radiation risk evaluation and international protection standards. The 2016 Report can be accessed here.
International Society of Radiology establishes global Quality and Safety Alliance at RSNA 2016
Posted December 7, 2016
The International Society of Radiology (ISR) formally established a new format for its quality and safety activities. The ISR Quality and Safety Alliance (ISRQSA) will act as a convener of and facilitator for continental, regional and national quality and safety campaigns in radiation protection and drive the ISR’s quality and safety agenda. Dr. Guy Frija, EuroSafe Imaging Chair of the European Society of Radiology and Dr. Don Frush, Image Gently Chair, were appointed as chairs of ISRQSA during RSNA 2016.
EuroSafe Imaging applauds this initiative and looks forward to actively contributing to its success.
Is your Imaging EuroSafe?
Posted December 6, 2016
‘Is your Imaging EuroSafe?’ has been launched as part of the ESR’s EuroSafe Imaging campaign to improve radiation protection in Europe. The ESR has compiled preliminary results for the first surveys on head CT (acute stroke and chest CT for pulmonary embolus) and chest CT (for pulmonary embolus and and rule out pulmonary metastases of extrathoracic cancer), which can be found here.
What is the colour of your practice? Check out the preliminary results and compare the performance of your imaging department with those of your peers.
IAEA launches new e-learning course
Posted November 18, 2016
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has launched its first e-learning course on the topic ‘Radiation dose management in CT’. The eleven-module course is available to participants all around the world. Click here to find out more about this IAEA e-learning course on the safe and effective use of CT, as well as about ESR Education on Demand, which offers ten e-learning modules and a self-assessment test on medical radiation protection.
Celebrate the International Day of Radiology on November 8
Posted October 20, 2016
November 8 is the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) and this year, IDoR is dedicated to breast imaging and the essential role that radiology plays in the detection, diagnosis and management of diseases of the breast.
The 2016 IDoR booklet ‘Screening & Beyond. Medical Imaging in the Detection, Diagnosis and Management of Breast Diseases’ provides insights into screening & therapy, standards & quality, and research. In addition it includes recommendations for women and the Europa Donna guide to breast health, and concludes with a roundtable interview and the role of radiographers in breast imaging.
IDoR is an initiative by the European Society of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology. More than 140 radiological societies from around the world mark this day with a variety of events to celebrate the role of medical imaging in healthcare. Go to internationaldayofradiology.com for more information.
ECR 2017 registration among prizes in CIRSE Radiation Protection Pavilion Prize Draw
Posted September 20, 2016
The European Socitey of Radiology and EuroSafe Imaging congratulate Mr François Gardavaud on winning free registration for the European Congress of Radiology 2017 plus three nights’ hotel accommodation in Vienna in the CIRSE Radiation Protection Pavilion Prize Draw.
Stay tuned for more about EuroSafe Imaging’s contributions to the CIRSE RPP and our presence at other recent events in the upcoming edition of ESR@Work.
EuroSafe Imaging at the CIRSE 2016 Radiation Protection Pavilion
Posted July 26, 2016
EuroSafe Imaging is pleased to announce its participation at the third Radiation Protection Pavilion (RPP) at the upcoming CIRSE Annual Meeting, from September 10-14, 2016, in Barcelona, Spain.
Find out more about the EuroSafe Imaging booth (RPP11), mini talk and prize draw here.
Join the EuroSafe Imaging Stars network!
Posted May 9, 2016
The European Society of Radiology is launching the EuroSafe Imaging Stars initiative to create a network of imaging departments committed to best practice in radiation protection. By partnering with imaging departments across Europe to cooperate on projects such as the ‘Is Your Imaging EuroSafe?’ CT data collection survey or the ESR’s clinical audit tool and patient safety standards, EuroSafe Imaging supports the ESR’s efforts to translate its concepts and tools into improved quality and safety for patients in the reality of clinical practice.
Online application for the initiative is already open – just complete the simple self-evaluation to get your stars!
More information: eurosafeimaging.org/stars