Quality and safety activities are among the top priorities of the International Society of Radiology (ISR).
The ISR’s mission is 'to facilitate the global endeavours of its member organisations to improve patient care and population health through medical imaging'.
the ISR Quality and Safety Alliance (ISRQSA) was established in November 2016,
replacing the International Commission on Radiological Quality and Safety (ICRQS).
Guy Frija (France,
Chair of EuroSafe Imaging) and Donald Frush (USA,
Chair of Image Gently) act as co-chairs of the ISRQSA.
Description of activity and work performed
Collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA):
The ISR collaborates with the IAEA Radiation Protection of Patients Unit as well as the Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section.
The collaboration with the IAEA focuses on:
Capacity building in low and middle-income countries
Support implementation of the International Radiation Basic Safety Standards (BSS) and Bonn Call for Action
Collaborate on justification and access to and take up of imaging referral guidelines
Participate in IAEA Technical Meetings and related development of guidance document and training material...
Conclusion and recommendations
The main focus areas for 2019 are to complete pending actions from the existing WHO/ISR work plan and to work on the implementation of the new one (2019-2021).
the ISRQSA aims at expanding its membership of quality and safety campaigns to regions,
which are not represented yet,
like China and Australia/New Zealand.
Other focus areas will the work on actions derived from the justification survey and the IAEA Technical Meeting on Bonn Call for Action implementation tools.