Latin Safe raises discussion on dose optimization at JPR 2019
Posted on: 2019-05-10
The 49th São Paulo Radiological Meeting (JPR) was held from May 2 to 5, and the Latin Safe initiative was present in the scientific program talking about dose optimization and the benefits of imaging tests. Since its inception in 2015, the platform has been discussing and disseminating its banner through radiologists, physicists and biomedicians who embrace the cause and commit to dose reduction.
It was a four-day event with professionals from around the world and many new features. In the midst of so much information, questions about justification of examinations and optimization of dosage in adults, the elderly and children called attention and raised new professionals. Names like Dr. Hilton Muniz Leão Filho (President of Latin Safe), Phy. Renato Dimenstein, Dr. Dolores Bustelo and Dr. Andrei Skromov Albuquerque, among others, brought to participants the importance of the topics emphasizing the comparison between the benefits of imaging exams with their inherent risks. The general conclusion was that the benefit of well-justified exams far outweighs the inherent risks, allowing accurate diagnoses and treatments directed to patients.
In addition, there was an important meeting between representatives of societies throughout Latin America to discuss the future of the alliance, with members of the SPR and the CBR, as well as societies from outside Brazil:
Dr. Lluis Donoso-Bach (International Society of Radiology’s president);
Dr. Umar Mahmood (RSNA’s international relations director);
Dr. Marcelo Galvez (SOCHRADI’s president) and directors;
Dr. Carlos Capiel (presidente da FAARDIT) and directors;
Dr. Daniel Mysler (presidente da SAR) and directors;
Dr. Manuel Hernández Cruz (FMRI’s president) and directors;
Dr. Henrique Carrete (CIR’s president);
Dr. Beatriz (CIR’s elected president).
Soon we will have news about what is to come!