Radiation protection and dose management are particularly important topics for interventional radiologists’ daily practice. CIRSE is dedicated to offering comprehensive education and practical advice on these issues through different initiatives and across its online and live educational portfolio, in order to optimally raise awareness about radiation protection in the IR community. The Radiation Protection Subcommittee, a group of internationally renowned experts in the field, was established in 2012 to steer the society’s efforts in the direction of this field. The Subcommittee also represents CIRSE in the EuroSafe Imaging campaign and in other relevant European Commission tenders.
Interactive awareness campaign
In 2014, the Subcommittee launched CIRSE’s first annual awareness campaign for radiation safety, the Radiation Protection Pavilion (RPP). The RPP offers congress participants the opportunity to attend expert talks and to explore the latest products for radiation protection and dose management, presented by our industry partners. Over the years, the RPP has covered important topics such as cataract awareness, the new European Basic Safety Standards Directive, advice on “How to Keep Your Angio Suite Smart & Safe” and much more.
The RPP 2019
The CIRSE 2019 Radiation Protection Pavilion (RPP) focused on “Burning issues in radiation protection: critical dose levels and substantial radiation dose,” offering a comprehensive programme of 30 radiation safety talks on radiation protection and an industry exhibition with 14 booths from participating industry partners. For the first time, the RPP also featured a juice bar, where visitors could enjoy a fresh juice while listening to the educational talks and interacting with our scientific experts.
Test your knowledge
Is your radiation protection knowledge up to date? The Radiation Protection Subcommittee developed an online quiz tailored to interventional radiologists to allow them to test their knowledge in radiation protection and dose management. The quiz will immediately provide your results and will also help you assess any educational needs you may have.
Never stop learning
Visit the CIRSE Library and watch the dedicated topic package on radiation protection and dose management, which was compiled by CIRSE’s leading experts, or browse our online resources and further readings to stay up to date on the most recent developments.
Raising Awareness of Radiation Protection
Experts Eliseo Vano, Werner Jaschke and Gabriel Bartal discuss the important changes from the European Basic Safety Standards Directive which entered into force in February 2018.