ESR News October 2017

Radiation Protection – Basic Safety Standards

Council Directive 2013/59/Euratom is laying down basic safety standards against the dangers arising from exposure to ionising radiation. The new BSS Directive introduces and changes a number of requirements that affect healthcare professionals in radiology, for example regarding justification of exposure, patient information, responsibilities for radiation safety, dose reporting, and diagnostic reference levels.

EU Member States must transpose the BSS Directive into national law by 6 February 2018.

EuroSafe Imaging is providing guidance and practical tools to support the implementation of the BSS Directive, e.g. ESR Clinical Audit Tool and ESR iGuide.

Learn more about the most relevant changes for medical imaging here and read the article Summary of the European Directive 2013/59/Euratom published by the ESR in 2015 here.