EuroSafe Imaging at ECR 2018

EuroSafe Imaging has plenty in store for the upcoming European Congress of Radiology (ECR) 2018 to present the campaign’s projects and raise awareness on radiation protection in medical imaging. The ECR 2018 will be held at the Austria Centre Vienna (ACV), from February 28 – March 4, 2018.

In particular, EuroSafe Imaging’s activities at ECR 2018 are dedicated to providing guidance and practical tools to support the implementation of the European Basic Safety Standards Directive (2013/59/Euratom). One dedicated session will focus on the BSS Directive and give different perspectives, from the clinical to the regulatory and the technical one. In addition, the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge is the place to go to get more information on the BSS requirements that affect healthcare professionals in radiology.

Read in the following in more detail what EuroSafe Imaging has in store for ECR 2018 making sure that the issue of radiation protection is front and centre throughout the congress.

We look forward to a successful ECR 2018 and to welcoming you to our EuroSafe Imaging activities.

EuroSafe Imaging Lounge

The ECR 2018 will feature again the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge (ACV, 1st floor, foyer N). The lounge will be a dedicated place for learning about radiation protection in medical imaging as well as networking with your colleagues while enjoying a cup of coffee or tea in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition, the EuroSafe Imaging information booth will provide information on the campaign’s achievements so far, ongoing activities and new endeavours ahead.


Poster exhibition and presentation

In line with the International Day of Radiology 2017’s focus on emergency radiology, the overarching theme of the 2018 exhibition is Optimisation in Emergency Radiology in relation to Action 3 ‘Optimisation, DRLs, Image Quality’ of the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action.

The electronic poster exhibition will be available in the EPOS™ Arena on the first floor of the Austria Center Vienna. In addition, selected posters will be presented by the authors at the Voice of EPOS stage 1 in the EPOS™ Arena on Saturday, March 3, 11:00-12:00, Stage 1.

Scientific sessions

In 2018, three scientific sessions are categorised as EuroSafe Imaging sessions, while a number of related sessions are promoted as part of the campaign. These sessions highlight the main focus areas of EuroSafe Imaging’s activities to promote quality and safety in medical imaging.

EU 1 – Euratom Basic Safety Standards Directive – a comprehensive approach for radiation protection
(Wednesday, February 28, 2018/16:00-17:30/Room M 1)

EU 2 – Strategies for dose reduction in computed tomography: from technical concepts to clinical practice
(Thursday, March 1, 2018/10:30-12:00/Room X)

EU 3 – Clinical diagnostic reference levels for x-ray medical imaging
(Friday, March 2, 2018/14:00-15:30/Room M 1)


Coffee & Talk sessions

The ‘Coffee & Talk’ sessions are another new format, which offers short lectures and discussions in a relaxed atmosphere next to the EuroSafe Imaging Lounge. EuroSafe Imaging will present seven dedicated sessions in this format. Participants are welcomed and encouraged to stop by and contribute to the informal discussions while sipping their coffee or tea.

C1 – EuroSafe Imaging meets Japan Safe Radiology
(Wednesday, February 28, 12:00-13:00)

C3 – The right test the first time: clinical decision support systems
(Thursday, March 1, 10:30-11:30)

C4 – Research in radiation protection
(Thursday, March 1, 12:00-13:00)

C11 – Clinical decision support: challenges to overcome
(Thursday, March 1, 16:00-17:00)

C6 – ESR audit pilot project
(Friday, March 2, 12:00-13:00)

C8 – Radiation protection of patients and staff in fluoroscopy guided interventions
(Saturday, March 3, 12:00-13:00)

C10 – EuroSafe Imaging Stars
(Sunday, March 4, 11:00-12:00)


Click here for more information on ECR 2018. The congress programme is available here.