EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2020

EuroSafe Imaging will once again have a detailed programme on medical radiation protection at the forthcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2020 and will proudly present the campaign’s projects and activities on raising awareness on radiation protection in medical imaging. This year there is an additional focus on paediatric imaging. The ECR 2020 will be held at the Austria Centre Vienna (ACV), from March 11 – March 15, 2020.

Below you can find more details about what sessions EuroSafe Imaging has planned for ECR 2020, making sure that the issue of radiation protection is front and centre throughout the congress.

We look forward to a successful ECR 2020 and to welcoming you to our EuroSafe Imaging Lounge!


EuroSafe Imaging Lounge

The ECR 2020 will again feature the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge (ACV, 1st floor, foyer N). The lounge will provide a dedicated place for learning about the EuroSafe Imaging campaign’s achievements so far, ongoing activities and planned endeavours. This year, children are in focus – find out how EuroSafe Imaging helps to ensure the highest standards in paediatric radiology.

Dedicated Coffee & Talk sessions will be held next to the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge.These sessions will discuss the EuroSafe Imaging campaign’s activities and address the challenges of raising awareness of radiation protection in medical imaging.

Moreover, the EuroSafe Imaging campaign has its own cafe and therefore invites you to take your time to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea while networking with your colleagues and learning more about radiation protection.


Poster exhibition and presentation

As in the previous years, the electronic EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition will be accessible in the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge and the ECR Online and EPOS™ Lounge (ACV, 1st floor). Selected EuroSafe Imaging posters will be presented by the authors at the Voice of EPOS (VoE) stage at the ECR 2020.

VoE 005 – Paediatric imaging around the world
(Wednesday, March 11, 13:00-14:00)

VoE 013 – Dose management and appropriateness of imaging
(Thursday, March 12, 14:00-15:00)

VoE 021 – Paediatric imaging optimisation
(Friday, March 13, 14:00-15:00)

VoE 062 – Procedures, policies and research
(Saturday, March 14, 12:00-13:00)


Scientific sessions

At ECR 2020, there will be eight EuroSafe Imaging scientific sessions. These sessions highlight the main focus areas of EuroSafe Imaging’s activities in promoting quality and safety in medical imaging.

EU 3 – Cumulative dose: too often and too much
(Wednesday, March 11, 14:00-15:30)

EU 4a – Why do we need to know radiation doses in imaging procedures?
(Wednesday, March 11, 16:00-17:30)

EU 4b – Building capacity and quality/safety awareness in Africa
(Wednesday, March 11, 16:00-17:30)

EU 8 – European study on clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) (EUCLID) project: final results
(Thursday, March 12, 16:00-17:30)

EU 12 – Dose reduction in quantitative single- and multi-energy computed tomography
(Friday, March 13, 16:00-17:30)

EU 13 – Paediatric CT doses and risks (MEDIRAD)
(Saturday, March 14, 08:30-10:00)

EU 16 – Technology developments which impact dose delivery
(Saturday, March 14, 16:00-17:30)

EU 18 – Artificial intelligence for dose optimisation
(Sunday, March 15, 10:30-12:00)


Coffee & Talk sessions

The ‘Coffee & Talk’ sessions offer short lectures and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere next to the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge. EuroSafe Imaging will present nine dedicated sessions in this format. Participants are welcome and we encourage you to stop by and contribute to the informal discussions while enjoying a coffee or tea.

C 9 – Radiation protection: more opportunities than risks
(Wednesday, March 11, 09:00-10:00)

C 10 – Quality and safety in paediatric imaging
(Wednesday, March 11, 11:00-12:00)

C 12 – Using CT in asymptomatic people: are we doing more harm than good?
(Thursday, March 12, 08:30-09:30)

C 13 – ESR iGuide: more appropriate imaging through clinical decision support
(Thursday, March 12, 12:45-13:45)

C 14 – Clinical audit and the the European-Basic Safety Standards (EU-BSS): where are we now?
(Thursday, March 12, 16:00-17:00)

C 15 – ESR and EuroSafe Imaging initiatives: improving justification
(Friday, March 13, 08:30-09:30)

C 16 – Dose management (DM): requirements, promises and reality
(Friday, March 13, 12:45-13:45)

C 17 – International Society of Radiology (ISR) call for action on quality and safety
(Saturday, March 14, 08:30-09:30)

C 18 – EuroSafe meets ArabSafe
(Saturday, March 14, 14:00-15:00)


For more information and to start planning your congress, the ECR Scientific Programme is available here.