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Join the EuroSafe Imaging Stars network!

Posted May 9, 2016

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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


EuroSafe Imaging on Tour: JPR 2016 in São Paulo/Brazil

Posted April 22, 2016

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Join EuroSafe Imaging at the 46ª Jornada Paulista de Radiologia in São Paulo, Brazil from 28 April to 1 May 2016. ESR Past-President Prof. Luis Donoso from Barcelona, Spain will represent EuroSafe Imaging at JPR 2016 and give delegates an overview of the campaign’s current activities, including it’s cooperation with radiation protection campaigns like Latin Safe.

More info on JPR 2016: www.jpr2016.org.br

 


Ask EuroSafe Imaging

Posted March 25, 2016

Ask EuroSafe Imaging, a new initiative to improve information for professionals and patients, has published the first Tips & Tricks in the areas of CT, interventional radiology and paediatric imaging. Moreover, the first FAQ is available.

To learn more about this initiative and to submit an enquiry to the working groups, please click here.

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Check out the ECR 2016 EuroSafe Imaging EPOS posters

Posted March 6, 2016

This year’s EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition included 50 submissions from across Europe and beyond, detailing stakeholder’s actions to improve quality and safety for patients in relation to the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action.

The posters are available in the ESR’s Electronic Presentation Online System (EPOS).


EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2016

Posted February 10, 2016

EuroSafe Imaging has plenty in store for the upcoming European Congress of Radiology 2016, making sure that the issue of radiation protection and the ESR’s quality and safety projects are front and centre throughout the conference.

Visit EuroSafe Imaging at our information booth in the entrance hall of the ACV to find out all about the brand new EuroSafe Imaging Stars initiative and how to become a Friend of EuroSafe Imaging. Browse through the posters of the EuroSafe Imaging Poster Exhibition in the ECR Online & EPOS Lounge (first level), this year using the electronic format of the ESR’s Electronic Presentation Online System. And don’t miss out on the four EuroSafe Imaging sessions in the ECR 2016 programme.

For more information on the EuroSafe Imaging activities at ECR 2016 click here, or download our compact ECR information brochure. The final programme for ECR 2016 is available here.

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ESR publishes Basic Patient Safety Standards and Audit Tool

Posted December 9, 2015
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The European Society of Radiology is pleased to announce the launch of the ESR Basic Patient Safety Standards and Audit Tool, providing clear guidance on how to perform effective audit against 18 Patient Safety Standards that the ESR consider to represent essential good practice in any imaging service. These standards encompass all aspects of patient safety, but particularly focus on radiation protection of the patient. To support departments in auditing their practice, the ESR Audit and Standards Subcommittee has produced a set of templates which will help radiologists and radiographers to assess their compliance with each of the standards.

For more information go to the ESR Basic Patient Safety Standards and Audit Tool pages.


Celebrate the 2015 International Day of Radiology on November 8

Posted October 7, 2015

November 8 is the International Day of Radiology (IDoR) and this year, marking the 120th anniversary of Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen’s discovery of x-rays, IDoR is dedicated to paediatric imaging.

Each year an IDoR booklet is procuded and the 2015 booklet on paediatric imaging contains contributions from EuroSafe Imaging on its activities relating to paediatric radiology and the principles of radiation protection, raising awareness of the necessity of reducing radiation exposure in young patients.

IDoR is an initiative by the European Society of Radiology, the Radiological Society of North America and the American College of Radiology. More than 120 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.

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International Patient Safety Day

Posted September 17, 2015

September 17 was declared the first International Patient Safety Day to raise awareness for preventable risks. This first International Patient Safety Day focused on ‘Hygiene and avoiding infections in healthcare facilities’. For more information about this day and related activities, please click here.

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EuroSafe Imaging at the CIRSE 2015 Radiation Protection Pavilion

Posted September 3, 2015

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EuroSafe Imaging is pleased to announce its participation at the second Radiation Protection Pavilion at the upcoming CIRSE Annual Meeting, from September 26-30, 2015, in Lisbon, Portugal. Organised by the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE), the Radiation Protection Pavilion is an interactive awareness campaign on radiation protection and dose management in interventional radiology, providing tailored information and services to promote safe practices amongst interventional professionals.

The special services offered in the Radiation Protection Pavilion include free eye-checks to raise awareness of the heightened risk of radiation-related cataract formation faced by interventional radiologists, as well as short talks on radiation safety, take-home information material and a self-assessment quiz. An exciting new feature this year are the interactive tools where congress delegates can train and test their radiation protection skills, including a simulator and virtual environments. The Radiation Protection Pavilion is supported by ESR’s EuroSafe Imaging campaign and select industry partners, who will be on hand in the Radiation Protection Pavilion booths RPP1 to RPP12.

Make sure to visit the EuroSafe Imaging Booth (RPP2) in the Radiation Protection Pavilion in Exhibition Hall 1 to find out more about the campaign’s Call for Action, test the radiation protection modules of the ESR’s e-learning platform Education on Demand, and support our efforts to strengthen medical radiation protection by becoming a Friend of EuroSafe Imaging!


EuroSafe Imaging at World Health Assembly 2015

Posted May 27, 2015

The ESR was represented on the panel of a side-event entitled ‘Imaging for Saving Kids – the Inside Story about Patient Safety in Paediatric Radiology’ initiated and co-organised by the International Society of Radiology (ISR) at the WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva on May 26.

Around 60 policymakers, healthcare providers, equipment manufacturers, and patients from across the globe gathered at the event to jointly discuss what could be done to improve health and service delivery by maximising the benefits and minimising the risks when using medical imaging in children and how this could be achieved.

As a speaker representing the ISR and the ESR, Prof. Guy Frija, EuroSafe Imaging Chair, outlined the importance for member states to pursue a multi-stakeholder approach, to adopt tools to improve appropriateness and optimisation, as well as to develop a policy on medical imaging equipment upgrade. He underscored the urgent need to increase awareness among patients, carers and healthcare professionals and encouraged the launch of regional campaigns, following successful models such as EuroSafe Imaging or Image Gently.

Click here for the ISR press release on the event, the coverage in the WHO’s PHE e-news is available here.

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