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Newsletter ISR 24 - October 2017

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International Day of Radiology 2017 to focus on emergency radiology

Monday, October 2, 2017 (ESR, Vienna) – The International Day of Radiology (IDoR) will be celebrated for the sixth time on November 8, this year focusing on emergency radiology.

As in previous years, more than 150 radiology-related professional societies from around the world will participate in the International Day of Radiology, holding a range of different events to celebrate, such as public lectures, department open days, national media appearances, and press events. Following on from recent themes such as paediatric imaging and breast imaging, this year the focus will be on radiology in emergency settings.

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https://www.internationaldayofradiology.com/

 

 

EuroSafe Imaging and the IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients Unit are pleased to organise jointly a free webinar on Clinical Decision Support on November 2, 2017 at 15:00 CET.

Clinical Decision Support

Webinar
Time: November 2, 2017, at 15:00 CET
Presenters: G. Frija, L. Donoso-Bach
Registration: click here

Learning objectives:

  • To become familiar with EuroSafe Imaging and how to engage;
  • To understand how clinical decision support works;
  • To learn more about imaging referral guidelines in Europe;
  • To learn more about the educational benefits of embedding guidelines in the clinical workflow;
  • To understand the benefits for implementing CDS for radiologists, referrers and patients.

Information and registration: click here

 

The ISR and the ESR are represented at today’s IAEA Scientific Forum in the session “Looking beyond the visible: New frontiers in diagnostic techniques” highlighting how member states can maximise the impact of cutting-edge imaging technologies.

 


Prof. Luis Donoso, ISR President-Elect and former ESR President, emphasised the importance of investing in education and quality equipment as well as of promoting a patient safety culture and teamwork approach in order to leverage the full potential of modern diagnostic imaging.

NEW Training

ISR Radiation Protection Training Program


Radiation dose management strategies for pediatric CT

Prof. Kimberly E. Applegate
Mr. Dean Pekarovic
Ms. Henra Muller
Ms. Caren Swanepoel



The ISR participated in the WHO consultation on the thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019 - 2023

The ISR participated in the WHO consultation on the thirteenth General Programme of Work 2019 - 2023 and submitted a statement in October, emphasising that medical imaging plays a strong role in many of the WHO’s strategic priorities.

The ISR statement highlights the need for universal access to imaging for communicable diseases, non-communicable diseases as well as for emergencies and advocates the establishment of a global plan for medical imaging covering equipment and health workforce aspects, implemented through regional centres of excellence.

ISR called for global imaging equipment plan in developing countries and for good practice in ultrasound probe cleaning at 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices 16 May 2017

The ISR, represented by ISRQSA Co-Chair Prof. Guy Frija, hosted two successful workshops on the occasion of the 3rd WHO Global Forum on Medical Devices in Geneva on May 10.

In a joint workshop with the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP), and the International Society of Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT), the ISR gave recommendations for a global plan for the development of Medical Imaging in developing countries, including the adoption and adaptation of a regulatory framework inspired by the IAEA BSS or the European BSS Directive, focus on strategic issues like justification, optimization, equipment quality, occupational exposures; as well as the use of new concepts such as Clinical Decision Support and clinically-based Diagnostic Reference Levels.

The importance of developing regional campaigns such as Eurosafe Imaging, Image Gently, AfroSafe, ArabSafe, etc. was emphasised.



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UPDATED EDUCATIONAL CONTENT ON IMAGING OF TUBERCULOSIS

The most complete and comprehensive collection of information and resources on Radiology of Tuberculosis. A not-to-be missed complement to the World Tuberculosis Day.

Free webinar on “ROLE OF RADIOLOGY IN DIAGNOSING TUBERCULOSIS”

The Radiological Health Program at PAHO/HQ in collaboration with the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the International Society of Radiology (ISR) is organizing a lecture on the ROLE OF RADIOLOGY IN DIAGNOSING TUBERCULOSIS (TB) offered by Dr. Eric Stern, Chair of the ISR International Commission on Radiology Education. The lecture will be in English and will be delivered using WebEx.

The lecture will be offered 8 November at 3:30 PM EST or Washington DC time. To join the session, participants must use the following link: https://paho.webex.com/paho and enter the Session Number: 642 091 957 to register. The session is open to radiographers, sonographers, radiologists and physicians.

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RADIATION QUALITY AND SAFETY CORNER

ISR website resources and information on Radiation Safety and Quality. Standards, protocols and information about Image Gently and Wisely campaigns.

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Dear All: We are asking you to help us disseminate the latest information regarding the Symposium Neuroradiology in Taipei next year. At the bottom of this message you will find a link that takes you materials (brochure, slides) that we ask you to use in any way that you feel would be appropriate. Your help is critical for us in order to be successful. Many thanks and have a nice weekend.

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European Liaison Office c/o European Society of Radiology
Neutorgasse 9 1010 Vienna | Austria
phone: +43-1-5334064-20 | fax: +43-1-5357041 | e-mail mhierath@isradiology.org


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