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New Tips & Tricks online

Posted October 16, 2018

The Ask EuroSafe Imaging initiative has published two new Tips & Tricks editions dedicated to automatic exposure control and radiation protection of pregnant patients in interventional radiology.

The Tips & Tricks editions published in 2017 focusing on CT, interventional radiology and paediatric imaging have been accredited by the Austrian Medical Chamber. Take a look at the Tips & Tricks, take the questionnaires afterwards on the ESR’s e-learning platform Education on Demand and earn 2-3 e-CME points. New Tips & Tricks presentations are added regularly.


EuroSafe Imaging Stars: Welcome to the Necker Enfants Malades University Hospital

Posted October 5, 2018

We are very pleased to welcome the Necker Enfants Malades University Hospital, Pediatric and Adult Radiology (Paris, FR) as 5-Star departments to our network of radiation protection best practice centres in September 2018.

If your imaging department is no EuroSafe Imaging Star yet, then join our network here.

 


IAEA Technical Meeting on Safety Culture in Medical Uses of Radiology

Posted October 3, 2018

The IAEA organised a Technical Meeting on Safety Culture in Medical Uses of Radiology at its headquarters in Vienna on October 1-3, 2018. Prof. M. Rehani, meeting chair, indicated in his opening speech the difference between radiation safety and radiation safety culture, and emphasised that it is crucial to ‚make people do the right thing‘. Prof. F. Kainberger presented EuroSafe Imaging’s activities to strengthen the safety culture, focusing in particular on the educational activities and announcing the development of a EuroSafe Imaging radiation protection course.

 


EuroSafe Imaging at the CIRSE 2018 Radiation Protection Pavilion

Posted October 2, 2018

EuroSafe Imaging participated in the fifth Radiation Protection Pavilion at the CIRSE Annual Meeting held from 22-25 September 2018 in Lisbon/PT with a dedicated booth to provide information on EuroSafe Imaging’s ongoing activities in medical radiation protection. Moreover, Prof. W. Jaschke (member of the ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee and the EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee) gave a talk in the pavilion on clinical diagnostic reference levels, focusing in particular on the EUCLID project (European Study on Clinical Diagnostic Reference Levels for X-ray Medical Imaging).


EuroSafe Imaging Stars: Welcome to the Karolinska University Hospital

Posted October 2, 2018

We are very pleased to welcome the Karolinska University Hospital (Stockholm, SE) as a 5-Star department to our network of radiation protection best practice centres in September 2018.

If your imaging department is no EuroSafe Imaging Star yet, then join our network here.

 


New article on the ESR Audit Tool published

Posted September 20, 2018

The article The ESR Audit Tool (Esperanto): genesis, contents and pilot prepared by the ESR Audit & Standards Subcommittee has just been published in Insights into Imaging. It introduces the Clinical Audit Tool booklet (Esperanto) incl. 17 sample audit templates and the audit project, which was performed by EuroSafe Imaging Star departments. Read the full article here.

Further details on clinical audit are available here and find out more about the EuroSafe Imaging Stars here.


European Guidelines on Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging published

Posted September 6, 2018

The ESR and EuroSafe Imaging are proud to announce the publication of the European Guidelines on Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging in the European Commission’s Radiation Protection Series.

These guidelines were developed by the European Commission-funded project PiDRL (European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging), which was coordinated by the ESR and supported by the key European stakeholders and professional groups with relevance to the radiation protection of paediatric patients.

For further details on the PiDRL project, click here.

 


Webinar on radiation protection in interventional radiology

Posted September 5, 2018

The IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients Unit is organising a webinar on Radiation protection in interventional radiology: practical hints and tricks on September 6 at 15:00 CET.

Click here to learn more about the webinar and learning objectives. The registration is available here. The recorded broadcast will be available shortly after the webinar.

 


EuroSafe Imaging on the 5th African Regional IRPA Congress‘ agenda

Posted September 5, 2018

The 5th African Regional IRPA Congress will be held in Tunis on September 6-9, 2018. It is organised by the International Radiation Protection Association (IRPA) and the Tunisian Association of Radiation Protection against Ionizing and Non Ionizing Radiations (ATPRI&NI).

Prof. John Damilakis, member of the EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee, will present the EuroSafe Imaging initiative at the congress. In particular, he will focus on how EuroSafe Imaging can act as a role model for AFROSAFE.

Further information on other regional campaigns dedicated to radiation protection in medical imaging is available here.