EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action 2018

EuroSafe Imaging is delighted to present its second Call for Action to contribute to achieving the campaign’s aims and to guide all activities developed by EuroSafe Imaging.

The EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action 2018 builds on the first Call for Action issued in 2014 to support the Bonn Call for Action, issued in 2012 by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) at the International Conference on Radiation Protection in Medicine: Setting the Scene for the next Decade.

By implementing the following 13 actions, EuroSafe Imaging will significantly contribute to achieving the aims in the ten priority areas of the Bonn Call for Action. Show your support for the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action by signing up to become a Friend of EuroSafe Imaging!

Click here to download the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action 2018. Take a look at some of the ESR’s achievements and activities relating to the Call for Action here (status: January 2020).

EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action 2018

Action 1: Disseminate guidelines and develop implementation policies for a clinical decision support system (ESR iGuide) in Europe
Action 2: Develop clinical diagnostic reference levels (DRLs) for adults and children
Action 3: Develop image quality assessment based on clinical indications
Action 4: Promote dose management systems to establish local, national, and European DRLs
Action 5: Develop performance indicators for radiation protection management
Action 6: Implement a clinical audit tool for imaging to improve the quality of patient care
Action 7: Radiation protection of children: develop guidance for good and safe use of imaging, and for effective communication
Action 8: Organise radiation protection training courses and develop e-learning material to promote a safety culture and raise awareness on radiation protection
Action 9: Support research in advanced topics of radiation protection, e.g. artificial intelligence, and facilitate the dissemination and translation into clinical practice of this research
Action 10: Strengthen the EuroSafe Imaging Stars network of imaging centres that embody best practice in radiation protection
Action 11: Establish a dialogue with industry regarding improvement of radiological equipment, the use of up-to-date
equipment (e.g. dose management systems) and the harmonisation of exposure indicators
Action 12: Improve information for and communication with patients about radiological procedures, related benefits and possible risks
Action 13: Engage with stakeholders and collaborate with related initiatives and regulatory authorities in Europe and beyond to contribute to a global safety culture in medical imaging