Portuguese translation of checklist ‘Managing a safe CT service‘
Posted June 2, 2017
We are pleased to announce the publication of the EuroSafe Imaging Checklist ‘Managing a safe CT service’ in Portuguese. This checklist has been developed to aid radiologists, radiographers and other professionals in providing safe CT services to patients. It details the most important aspects of workflow management and dealing with patients, as well as self-assessment questions for CT radiographers and imaging departments.
Access the checklist here – English & Portuguese versions available.
Third WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices
Posted May 31, 2017
The Third WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices was held in Geneva/CH on 10-12 May 2017. Among others, it focused on sharing evidence of best practices and achievements in the field, demonstrating development and use of innovative, appropriate and affordable technologies to respond to global health priorities, and discussing challenges. The International Society of Radiology (ISR), represented by Prof. G. Frija, chair of EuroSafe Imaging and co-chair of ISRQSA, hosted a workshop on ‘Medical Imaging Equipment: Global Plan For Improvement’ in which the importance of developing regional campaigns such as EuroSafe Imaging, Image Gently, AfroSafe, ArabSafe, etc. was emphasised. Read more here and take a look at the poster presented at the conference here.
New Tips & Tricks now online
Posted May 9, 2017
Ask EuroSafe Imaging is an initiative aimed at improving information for professionals and patients. For this purpose, the working groups regularly publish short educational material called Tips & Tricks.
Check it out and learn more in the areas of CT, interventional radiology and paediatric imaging. The newest Tips & Tricks focus on Spectral shaping by tin prefiltration and Dose management in digital radiography.
EuroSafe Imaging welcomes official launch of ArabSafe
Posted May 8, 2017
ArabSafe was officially inaugurated on May 5 during the Pan Arab Radiology Conference held in Marrakesh. ArabSafe will involve all related health professionals in Arab countries with the aim to promote medical radiation safety.
EuroSafe Imaging congratulates ArabSafe and looks forward to continuous exchange and collaboration.
Prof. Guy Frija (EuroSafe Imaging Chair) with Prof. Boudjema Mansouri (ArabSafe Secretary General) and other members of ArabSafe
Watch the ECR 2017 EuroSafe Imaging sessions
Posted March 15, 2017
Five scientific sessions were categorised as EuroSafe Imaging sessions at this year’s European Congress of Radiology. Watch the recorded sessions here to find out more about radiation protection. Access is free of charge, but registration is required.
ECR 2017 showcased EuroSafe Imaging’s achievements and way forward
Posted March 9, 2017
This year’s European Congress of Radiology was again a stunning event and in particular a great success for EuroSafe Imaging in raising awareness of radiation protection among congress attendees. ECR 2017 clearly showed that EuroSafe Imaging’s activities help move issues related to quality and safety in medical imaging higher on people’s agenda, making radiation protection more and more relevant in the daily practice of all imaging professionals. Building on these achievements, EuroSafe Imaging is gaining even more momentum with a lot of new endeavours ahead. Read the complete report about EuroSafe Imaging’s activities at ECR 2017 here.
Check out the ECR 2017 EuroSafe Imaging EPOS posters
Posted March 9, 2017
This year’s EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition included more than 60 posters from submitters in Europe and across the world, 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).
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.