Article – Improving justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation: considerations and approaches from the European Society of Radiology

Posted on: 2021-04-22

An article from EuroSafe discusses how paper has been produced within the context of the European Society of Radiology EuroSafe Imaging initiative considering primarily the issues and challenges associated with justification of medical exposures using ionising radiation for individual patient diagnostic imaging procedures. It addresses both regulatory requirements and practical considerations and discusses approaches that are intended to improve justification.

It has as key points:

  • Justification, an important principle in radiation protection, requires that the benefits of the use of radiation outweigh the associated risks and hazards;
  • Appropriate justification is important for ensuring efficient use of resources when using ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging;
  • Before the exposure takes place, a clear understanding of responsibilities for justification and justification itself are needed;
  • Imaging referral guidelines remain the most effective tool in ensuring appropriate justification.

Read the full article here!

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