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Patient Radiation Exposure Monitoring in Medical Imaging
Presented by Annalisa Trianni (Italy), Ehsan Samei (USA) and Hannu Järvinen (Finland)
Thank you for your previous interest in the online webinars organized by the IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients Unit (RPOP).
We would like to invite you to join us for our next webinar, which will be held online on Thursday, 14 September 2023, at 2 pm CEST (Vienna time) in English.
Medical imaging, including X ray diagnostic radiology, diagnostic nuclear medicine and image guided interventional procedures, is performed with the explicit goal of obtaining useful information to support decision making about the management of patient care. Monitoring of radiation exposure of patients provides critical information for health care professionals and authorities who are responsible for ensuring a justified and optimized use of radiation in medicine. The rapid development of modern digital imaging systems and improved access to the exposure data in a digital format have facilitated patient exposure monitoring by utilizing electronic registries and automatic or semi-automatic digital systems for data collection and analysis.
With the purpose to respond to the lack of definitive guidelines on this subject, the IAEA recently published Safety Report Series No. 112, Patient Radiation Exposure Monitoring in Medical Imaging. This new publication provides consolidated information and detailed advice for setting and implementing patient radiation exposure monitoring programmes at the local or national level. The guidance applies to any systematic process of monitoring relevant patient exposure data, whether implemented manually or by automatic digital means, with an emphasis on the use of automatic patient radiation exposure monitoring systems. The Report aims to encourage the future development and use of such systems to improve access to information about patient radiation exposure, to contribute to improved implementation of the requirements for radiation protection of patients throughout the world. This includes advice on how patient exposure monitoring programmes, and especially digital exposure monitoring systems, need to be designed and used at local, national, regional or international levels towards the ultimate goal of improving radiation protection and patient care. This webinar will provide an overview of the new guidelines.
More information can be found here.
We look forward to seeing you.