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ESR Table Talks at ECR 2020 Online

The preparations for the ECR 2020 ONLINE taking place this week, from July 15-19, are in full swing and we hope you are as excited as we are!

The ECR 2020 will not only bring scientific and educational sessions but an additional, totally new live channel to you: ESR Table Talks. Hosted by Prof. Boris Brkljacic, Chair of the ESR Board of Directors, and Prof. Lorenzo Derchi, ESR Past President, the ESR Table Talks will give insights into the many ESR activities. The guests will be officers of the society as well as prominent radiologists from around the world, who will present their recent projects & affairs of heart. There will be the option to submit live questions from the audience.

These Table Talks include several topics that are linked to the work of EuroSafe Imaging:

  • Guy Frija, Chair of the EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee, will give an update on EuroSafe Imaging. His Table Talk will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 09:30-10:00
  • Adrian Brady, ESR 2nd Vice President, will give a talk on clinical audit and related challenges. His Table Talk will take place on Wednesday, July 15, 10:45-11:15

 


New EuroSafe Imaging Paper on Dosimetry

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.


Radiation protection webinars for radiographers

EuroSafe Imaging is pleased to collaborate on the European Federation of Radiographer Societies Radiation Protection Webinar Series, along with the Radiation Protection of Patients Unit of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

The first two topics in this webinar series for radiographers will be Radiation Protection in Computed Tomography (5 episodes) and Radiation Protection in Radiotherapy (5 episodes).

You can register now for the first episode in the CT Radiation Protection Series (Radiation protection in CT, Mar 31st, 2020 8:00 PM CET) via the following link:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1916462366799322893

For full details and links for the full series of webinars, please visit: https://www.efrs.eu/education

 


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.


European Commission tender project on clinical audit gets underway in Luxembourg

Posted February, 2020

A kick-off meeting was held on 5th February for the European Commission tender project QuADRANT. The project aims to promote improvement in quality and safety of radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine through the implementation of clinical audit.

Find out more about the project here.


ESR wins European Commission tender on clinical audit

Posted February, 2020

An ESR-led consortium, including EANM and ESTRO, was awarded the European Commission Tender QuADRANT, which is aimed at quality improvement through clinical audit in diagnostic and interventional radiology, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine. The project kicked off in January 2020 and the consortium now works with member states’ health authorities, auditing organisations and radiation protection bodies to assess the status quo of clinical audit in Europe and to develop further guidance in alignment with the European Commission.
http://www.eurosafeimaging.org/clinical-audit/quadrant