ESR eGuide is the ESR’s new educational project, which brings the power of ESR iGuide as an e-learning tool to universities and continued education.
Taking a long-term approach to improving appropriateness in medical imaging, the overall purpose of this project is to educate doctors-in-training about appropriate imaging using evidence-based referral guidelines, while introducing the concept of clinical decision support and familiarising them with a technology they will encounter in their professional careers. The ESR eGuide project is part of the implementation of the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action with regard to Action 1 on Clinical Decision Support and Action 6 focusing on educational activites including the development of e-learning tools.
The objectives of ESR eGuide are:
- Improving the quality of medical education with regard to diagnostic imaging
- Educating medical students about the appropriateness of different imaging modalities for given clinical indications
- Familiarising medical students with CDS technology
- Demonstrating the efficacy and utility of CDS
- Reinforcing the concept of evidence-based medicine
ESR eGuide will provide users with practical case-based clinical scenarios with multiple-choice answers, to be solved using referral guidelines through the ESR iGuide platform. The ESR intends to use ESR eGuide in coordination with existing educational initiatives such as the European School of Radiology (ESOR), the European Diploma in Radiology (EDiR), the e-learning platform Education on Demand as well as the ESR’s online case database EURORAD. EuroSafe Imaging and the ESR are also grateful for the cooperation of the American College of Radiology (ACR), which is running an educational project using ACR Select in the United States, as well as the ESR iGuide platform provider National Decision Support Company (NDSC).
The project will start after the European Congress of Radiology in March 2016, so check back for updates on the latest developments.