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New EU project on improving justification of computed tomography.

 

The European Society of Radiology is proud to have been awarded the European Commission Tender ‘European co-ordinated action on improving justification of computed tomography’ (acronym: EU-JUST-CT).

This project is another important milestone for ESR and its collaborative work with other organisations, including its national and subspecialty societies, professional societies of related disciplines, radiation protection regulators, and ministries of health, to promote and enhance BSSD compliance, and support improvement of justification.

Find out more about the project here.


New EuroSafe Imaging paper on availability, awareness and use of referral guidelines for medical imaging in children

Posted April, 2021

We are pleased to announce that the EuroSafe Imaging paper ‘Referral guidelines for medical imaging in children: an ESR-EuroSafe Imaging survey on availability, awareness and use in clinical practice among European radiologists’ has now been published in European Radiology.

The paper can be accessed here.


New EuroSafe Imaging paper on Cumulative effective dose from recurrent CT examinations in Europe

Posted March, 2021

The paper ‘Cumulative effective dose from recurrent CT examinations in Europe: proposal for clinical guidance based on an ESR EuroSafe Imaging survey’ has now been published in European Radiology as open access.

Read the open access article here.


New paper on EuroSafe Imaging and its role in promoting radiation protection over the past 6 years!

Posted January, 2021

This article introduces the European Society of Radiology’s EuroSafe Imaging initiative in the year of its 6th anniversary. The European and global radiation protection frameworks are outlined and the role of the EuroSafe Imaging initiative’s Call for Action in successfully achieving international radiation protection goals as set out by those frameworks is detailed.

Read the open access article here.


New EuroSafe Imaging paper on improving justification

Posted January, 2021

The EuroSafe Imaging paper ‘Improving justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation: considerations and approaches from the European Society of Radiology’ has just been published in Insights into Imaging.

The paper considers primarily the issues and challenges associated with justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation for individual patient diagnostic imaging procedures. It addresses both regulatory requirements and practical considerations and discusses approaches that are intended to improve justification.

You can read the paper via the Springer website here or via the myESR website (ESR Statements) here.


Ask EuroSafe Imaging Tips & Tricks now available as CME accredited courses.

Posted January, 2021

Since 2015, the Ask EuroSafe Imaging working group has published Tips & Tricks documents on CT, interventional radiology and paediatric imaging to support part of EuroSafe Imaging’s mission to improve information on radiation protection for professionals and patients.

These Tips & Tricks are now available as 18 CME accredited courses on the European Society of Radiology’s Education on Demand platform.


Ask EuroSafe Imaging 2020 Radiation Protection webinar recordings available on demand!

Posted January, 2021

The Ask EuroSafe Imaging 2020 Radiation Protection Webinar Series concluded on December 15. Don’t worry if you missed any of the episodes, they are all available to watch on demand here.


New Paper on Performance Indicators for Radiation Protection Management

Posted December, 2020

The paper ‘Performance indicators for radiation protection management: suggestions from the European Society of Radiology’ has now been published in Insights into Imaging.

This paper, produced in collaboration with EuroSafe Imaging discusses a selection of key performance indicators covering different areas and include suggestions for their implementation.

The paper is available to read here.


New EuroSafe Imaging Paper on Dose Management Systems

Posted September, 2020

The paper ‘Radiation dose management systems—requirements and recommendations for users from the ESR EuroSafe Imaging initiative’ has now been published in European Radiology.

This paper, produced by the EuroSafe Imaging Working Group on Dose Management, shows that dose management systems (DMS) can help to fulfil dosimetric aspects of the European Directive 2013/59/Euratom. The paper also analyses DMS requirements and giving recommendations for users.

The paper is available to read here.


New Paper on Radiation Protection

Posted August, 2020

The paper ‘Recent updates in radioprotection’ has just been published in European Radiology. Written by Prof. Guy Frija, the paper outlines the reasons for the current momentum behind radiation protection and the key areas that publications and research have focused on. The paper also touches upon the EUCLID and MEDIRAD projects as well as ESR iGuide.

The paper is available to read here.


New EuroSafe Imaging Paper on Dosimetry

Posted April, 2020

The paper ‘Harmonisation of imaging dosimetry in clinical practice: practical approaches and guidance from the ESR EuroSafe Imaging initiative’ has now been published in Insights into Imaging.

This paper, produced by the EuroSafe Imaging Working Group on Dosimetry for Imaging in Clinical Practice, aims to help European Radiology Departments with the interpretation, implementation and harmonisation of the dosimetry aspects required by the European Directive (2013/59/Euratom Directive).

The paper is available to read here.


New paper on the status of clinical audit in Europe

Posted March, 2020

ESR has recently published the paper ‘The Current Status of Radiological Clinical Audit and Feedback on the ESR Guide to Clinical Audit in Radiology and the ESR Clinical Audit Tool (Esperanto) – an ESR Survey of European Radiology Departments’. This paper includes results from a survey was undertaken in 2019 and distributed within the EuroSafe Imaging Star network and to European national radiological societies.

The new ESR-led QuADRANT project is looking to build on this work and aims to promote constant improvement in quality and safety of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine, through the implementation of clinical audit, as a part of EU Member States’ healthcare systems. You can find out more about the project here.


IAEA Consultancy Meeting on Strengthening Radiation Safety Culture in Medicine

Posted February, 2020

ESR President Prof Boris Brkljacic attending IAEA Consultancy Meeting on Strengthening Radiation Safety Culture in Medicine this week to emphasise ESR’s dedication to radiation safety and to highlight, in particular, EuroSafe Imaging’s achievements in this regard.