EuroSafe Imaging – Together for Patient Safety

EuroSafe Imaging is the ESR's flagship initiative for radiation protection and quality & safety in medical imaging. Launched at the European Congress of Radiology 2014, the campaign has attracted the support of more than 51,400 'Friends of EuroSafe Imaging', including over 280 institutional supporters.

The ESR Radiation Protection Subcommittee oversees EuroSafe Imaging. The subcommittee is charged with setting up a global programme of medical radiation dose reduction, incorporating dose tracking, and contributes to the development of clinical decision support and professional training. It keeps abreast of all national and European initiatives regarding radiation protection, and liaises with national societies and other partners to help ensure the success of these initiatives.

EuroSafe Imaging

Mission and Objectives

Mission

EuroSafe Imaging is the European Society of Radiology's flagship initiative to promote quality and safety in medical imaging.

The mission of EuroSafe Imaging is to support and strengthen medical radiation protection across Europe following a holistic, inclusive approach.

Objectives

  • Promoting appropriateness in radiological imaging
  • Maintaining radiation doses within diagnostic reference levels
  • Promoting the use of up-to-date equipment
  • Using the 'as low as reasonably achievable' principle to further reduce doses while maintaining image quality
  • Improving communication with patients

Call for Action 2018

The European Society of Radiology and the EuroSafe Imaging Steering Committee have issued the EuroSafe Imaging Call for Action 2018, a 13-point action plan to achieve EuroSafe Imaging’s objectives.

By implementing the actions, EuroSafe Imaging will significantly contribute to achieving the aims in the ten priority areas of the Bonn Call for Action.

Call for Action 2018

Achievements

EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition at the ECR 2019

the deadline for pre-registration for the EuroSafe Imaging poster exhibition at the European Congress of Radiology 2019 has been extended until Monday, October 15, 2018.

We look forward to seeing your poster at ECR 2019!