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European Diagnostic Reference Levels for Paediatric Imaging

2016 01 Jul

An update on the EC tender project PiDRL Despite a large number of studies available from European countries, the European DRLs for paediatric patients are only available for some common radiological examinations. There is a need to consolidate what is available and to provide guidance on what actions are needed in using DRLs to further enhance... Read more

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The Eurosafe Imaging Initiative

2016 27 Feb

ESR’S 12-POINT ACTION PLAN THAT PUTS QUALITY AND PATIENT SAFETY FIRST Birth of the EuroSafe Imaging initiative Since its launch in 2014 by the European Society of Radiology (ESR), the EuroSafe Imaging initiative has placed radiation protection at the forefront of efforts to improve quality and safety in medical imaging in Europe in the most... Read more

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Quality and Safety In Radiology

2016 27 Feb

A SYMBIOTIC RELATIONSHIP Quality of Healthcare Quality healthcare by definition means safe healthcare, and safety should be managed as an integral part of quality assurance. Safety, as defined by the National Patient Safety Foundation, is “ the degree to which health care processes avoid, prevent, and ameliorate adverse outcomes or injuries that... Read more

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How to Communicate Radiation Dose and Contrast Media Information

2016 27 Feb

Public awareness and concern about radiation safety has grown in the last few years, and concerns have been voiced about radiation dose, for example in breast imaging, across a wide range of media. Patients are concerned, as they receive conflicting, sometimes confusing information. Therefore good communication from the radiology department is essential.... Read more