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Clinical audit: the pilot Eurosafe Imaging Star project

2018 23 May

Lessons learned from using the European Society of Radiology clinical audit templates in a pilot project at Coimbra Hospital and Universitary Centre (CHUC) together with Coimbra Health School in Portugal.   The EuroSafe Imaging initiative (eurosafeimaging.org) focuses on promoting appropriateness in medical imaging, maintaining doses within diagnostic... Read more

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Utility of lead glasses and eye dosemeters in radiation protection

2018 17 Apr

The number of interventional procedures has expanded steadily over the last two decades as new interventions of increasing complexity have been developed. This increases the risk of the eye lens doses approaching or even exceeding the new annual radiation dose limit of 20 mSv set by the Ionising Radiations Regulations (IRR 2017), according to an article... Read more

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Practical radiation protection in diagnostic radiology

2018 19 Apr

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Patient and Staff Radiation Exposure in Hybrid OR

2017 02 May

New research shows that working conditions in a vascular hybrid operating room (HOR) are safe in terms of patient and staff radiation protection. However, researchers say doses are highly dependent on the workload and further research is needed to evaluate any possible radiological deviation of the daily working conditions in the HOR. The findings... Read more

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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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Paediatric Theme for IDoR 2015

2015 30 Sep

The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will be celebrated all over the world on 8 November, a day dedicated to paediatric imaging and the important role of radiologists in the detection and treatment of a wide variety of diseases affecting children. IDoR is organised each year by the European Society of Radiology, the American College of Radiology... Read more

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#RSNA14: Reducing Radiation Exposure: Shield CT Patients?

2014 05 Dec

Providing shielding to patients undergoing computed tomography (CT) examinations reduces radiation exposure, offers a reasonable method, ensures maximum radiation protection and is well accepted by patients, according to a study presented by Luke Byers, DO, Imgen, at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) annual meeting in Chicago. Byers... Read more

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CIRSE 2014: Radiation Protection Culture Integral to IR

2014 18 Sep

Safety is best achieved when it is built into the system rather than a choice, said Prof. Efstathopoulos  from Greece, speaking at the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) Congress in Glasgow this week. While radiation protection is top of everyone’s mind, implementing a radiation protection culture in your radiology... Read more