From March 6-10, Vienna, Austria once again played host to the annual European Congress of Radiology (ECR). This year a recently published European Directive, laying out guidelines for member states on effective hospital dose management, proved a major talking point for attending physicians.
The European Directive details specific measures that need to be in place by February 2018, regarding the use of radiation for medical treatments and diagnostics, including justification of the use of radiation and optimization of dose.
To coincide with this, GE Healthcare has launched its Dose Blueprint in Europe, which can help hospitals improve the way they manage radiation.
The launch of the Dose Blueprint coincides with the National Patient Safety Foundation’s (NSPF) Patient Safety Awareness Week. This annual education and awareness campaign occured between March 2-8, and aims to promote awareness of patient safety issues such as medical errors, near-misses, hospital acquired infections, and radiation-dose management.
Hear Antoine Jomier, Dose General Manager, GE Healthcare Services Europe, in the video below, who further explains the importance of radiation dose management for hospital staff and patients.