EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Action 6 - Clinical audit tool for imaging, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, CT, Fluoroscopy, MR, Diagnostic procedure, Education and training, Prospective, Not applicable, Multicentre study
A. C. Belhadj Mostefa, S. Elsobky, A. Santhirasekaram, M. Khalifa
Conclusion and recommendations
The purpose of this study was to assess the koweledge of radiation exposure amongst the radiology staff and it appears that understanding regarding the radiation doses of common radiological tests was inadequate among radiographers and radiologists. Underestimation of radiation doses may put patients at risk of undergoing increasing radiological investigations and thus increasing exposure to radiation hazards.
Therefore, awareness of the radiation hazards of radiological examinations can be raised among medical professionals during undergraduate medical training or as part of continuous medical education programmes for speciality doctors. Furthermore, the team has agreed on an action plan which comprised of educating the radiology staff and juniors and raise awareness about the risks of radiation, lunch time lectures on procedures undertaken in the department and on IR(ME)R.