EuroSafe Imaging 2020
Not applicable, Quality assurance, Radiation safety, Health policy and practice, Dosimetry, Nuclear medicine conventional, CT, CAD, Radioprotection / Radiation dose, Professional issues, Management, Action 1 - Guidelines, implementation policies, and Clinical Decision Support (ESR iGuide)
Description of activity and work performed
A standard for a structured referral has been developed consisting of 10 items as fields for referral forms in an electronic health care record: Three items are for the use of appropriateness criteria, i. e. anatomic regions, clinical scenarios, and modality. Six items refer to requirements from the BSS Directive: (1) attributes of the referral diagnosis with regard to workflow optimisation, screening, non-medical exposures, and research (table), (2) personalisation with information on previous examinations, (3) dose records, (4) patient safety including pregnancy, (5) patient adherence with (6) information and transparency. A last field is intended for free text comments and multimedia information if needed. An alert system shall be provided for urgency of the examination, safety aspects, and cumulative dose. In a preliminary setting, the feasibility was tested successfully.