ESR iGuide is the European Society of Radiology’s solution to make imaging referral guidelines readily available and easily usable everywhere in Europe. Developed through an evidence-based methodology, the ESR’s guidelines will set a common standard for Europe without national or other biases. Through embedding these guidelines in the CDS platform ESR iGuide, users will be able to localise the recommendations according to their needs starting from the evidence-based core. A further advantage over text-based narrative guidelines is that through ESR iGuide, the ESR can continuously update recommendations to reflect the latest evidence, rather than publishing a complete overhaul every few years.

ESR iGuide is designed to be a user-friendly system available at the point of care primarily for use by referring physicians. The system can be used as a stand-alone tool, or integrated with ordering systems and linked to electronic health records, ensuring a simpler, faster and more reliable clinical workflow. The data generated through ESR iGuide will facilitate performance monitoring and provide vital educational benefits.

Through the partnership with the American College of Radiology and the National Decision Support Company, the ESR can rely on their experience and a tried and tested product. This also gives the ESR iGuide project a global dimension for the ACR and ESR’s long-term vision of establishing a common set of imaging referral guidelines in the future.

Download the ESR iGuide leaflet for more information.

Contact: Florian Demuth, ESR Department of European and International Affairs, florian.demuth@myesr.org