Written by : Karen Frangie - 30/04/18 - In News in brief
Following a self-assessment, the department of radiology of the European Georges Pompidou Hospital (APHP) in Paris, is proud to have received the Eurosafe Imaging certification. The healthcare facility has met the criteria to get a 5-star rating. Indeed, having a dose monitoring solution is one of the criteria requested by the Eurosafe. In this case, the hospital benefits from a tool allowing a better patient care management. The HEGP has been using the Radiation Dose Monitor (RDM)’s dose monitoring solution for some time now and the audit has been done in conventional radiology, mammography. This complementary certification highlights the real culture regarding medical physics and radiation protection existing in the radiology department. As a reminder, the Eurosafe is an initiative launched by the European Society of Radiology (ESR) whose objective is to educate healthcare professionals not only on the medical imaging exposure issue but also on the importance of strengthening radiation protection across Europe.