Radiation Protection in Interventional Radiology
EuroSafe Imaging’s mission is to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe following a holistic, inclusive approach. Find out more information on what EuroSafe Imaging is doing to help improve radiation protection in interventional radiology below.
What Patients Should Know publications
One of EuroSafe Imaging’s aims is to improve information for patients and parents/carers. To support this aim, the Ask EuroSafe Imaging working group regularly produces publications called ‘What Patients Should Know’. Several of these editions focus on interventional radiology, which are all available here.
EuroSafe Imaging regularly organises webinars covering key radiation protection topics.
Our CME-accredited 2022 raditation protection into clinical perspectives webinar series featured 5 episodes that covered interventional radiology, all of which can be watched on demand via the ESR Premium Education Package.
Additionally, our 2020 webinar series included 3 episodes on interventional radiology topics, which can be watched on demand, for free, here.
Interventional Radiology Tips & Tricks
Ask EuroSafe Imaging also has an interventional radiology sub-group that regularly publishes short online educational material for professionals called ‘Tips and Tricks’. These publications are all available for free here.
CME accredited courses
EuroSafe Imaging’s Tips & Tricks can also be accessed on the ESRs Education on Demand Platform as CME-accredited courses. There are a total of 5 CME-accredited Tips & Tricks courses.
The Education on Demand platform also has a range of radiation protection courses, including a course on radiation protection in fluoroscopy.
EuroSafe Imaging organises an annual poster exhibition to give stakeholders the opportunity to showcase their efforts to improve quality and safety in medical imaging and demonstrate their support for EuroSafe Imaging. Many of these posters have been published on radiation protection in interventional radiology, all of which can be found here.
- The IAEAs Radiation Protection of Patients Unit has published frequently asked questions on radiation protection in fluoroscopy.
- The Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE) has radiation protection information and online resources available here.