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EuroSafe Imaging marks first anniversary at ECR 2015

Posted March 25, 2015

One year on from its launch in March 2014, EuroSafe Imaging took stock of the ESR’s achievements in relation to the Call for Action – from the launch of clinical audit templates and the publication of an equipment update policy to the ESR’s contribution to developing a strategic research agenda for radiation protection – while also setting the stage for the challenges of the coming year, such as the roll-out of the clinical decision support platform ESR iGuide and increased outreach beyond Europe to establish a global patient safety culture.

For a report on EuroSafe Imaging’s activities at ECR 2015 and other recent developments, click here. The posters from the ECR 2015 EuroSafe Imaging exhibition are available here.

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EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee Chair Prof. Guy Frija opens the EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition.
 

ESR congratulates African radiologists on AFROSAFE launch

Posted March 25, 2015

Part of EuroSafe Imaging’s mission is to foster international cooperation on radiation protection. The ESR is therefore proud that EuroSafe Imaging has helped to inspire African radiologists to launch AFROSAFE at the Pan African Congress on Radiology (PACORI), held in Nairobi/Kenia in February 2015.

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From left to right: EuroSafe Imaging SC Chair Guy Frija, AFROSAFE Co-Chair Michael Kawooya, ESR President Luis Donoso.
 

PiDRL Workshop: Free Online Registration and Abstract Call Now Open

Posted December 30, 2014

The PiDRL Workshop on European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging will take place in Lisbon/Portugal (Lisbon School of Health Technology) on October 15-17, 2015. For the free workshop registration, click here. To submit an abstract, click here.

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Is your Imaging EuroSafe? Participate in our survey series on CT practices

Posted November 20, 2014

EuroSafe Imaging is pleased to announce the launch of a series of monthly surveys on CT diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for different indications. The surveys are run under the title ‘Is your Imaging Eurosafe?‘ with a new survey topic published in each upcoming edition of ESR News.

The core aim is to build a European repository based on DRLs for those specific clinical indications that would be most helpful for self-benchmarking. Data collection through  ‘Is your Imaging EuroSafe?’ is part of the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action.

For more information on the survey and to find out how to participate click here.


ESR publishes paper on renewal of imaging equipment

Posted October 2, 2014

The European Society of Radiology’s Working Group on Economics haspublished a statement on the renewal of radiological equipment in Insights into Imaging, the ESR’s open access journal.

As a result of rapid technological development, the life cycle span of imaging equipment is becoming shorter, with replacement becoming essential after 10 years. To manage maintenance and replacement of radiological equipment in an efficient manner, the ESR calls on healthcare institutions and authorities to have 5-year plans in place that should be updated annually.

Promoting the use of up-to-date equipment is an important aspect of the ESR’s radiation protection efforts and part of the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action. The full ESR statement on the renewal of radiological equipment is available here.


Video: Introduction to EuroSafe Imaging

Posted September 16, 2014

To capture the reasons for launching EuroSafe Imaging and its expected impact, the ESR has produced a video about EuroSafe Imaging that highlights the comprehensive approach of the campaign, with interviewees representing radiology, radiography, medical physics and international organisations.

Check out this video to find out why it is important to communicate the various components of radiation protection to a wider audience, how EuroSafe Imaging can contribute to creating a new patient safety paradigm, and why this is just the right time for this initiative!


ESR issues EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action

Posted September 1, 2014

The European Society of Radiology and the EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee are pleased to announce the publication of the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action, a 12-point action plan to implement EuroSafe Imaging’s holistic, inclusive approach to supporting and strengthening medical radiation protection across Europe.

Structured to achieve progress in the priority areas identified in the IAEA and WHO’s Bonn Call for Action, EuroSafe Imaging’s strategy and action plan will deliver effective solutions for improving radiological practice and contribute to fostering a safety and quality culture in medical imaging by raising awareness for radiation protection.

Read the ESR’s press release, and click here to learn more about the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action. Don’t forget to show your support for our action plan by becoming a Friend of EuroSafe Imaging!