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New radiation safety legislation in 2018 - are you ready?

Thank you for visiting the Radiation Protection Pavilion – CIRSE’s interactive awareness campaign for radiation protection and dose management in Copenhagen – and for making it such a great success!

The Radiation Protection Pavilion 2017 in numbers:

 

 

Let’s talk about radiation safety

Interventional radiologists are exposed to high levels of radiation in daily practice, and so face particular health risks. Through its short history, the Radiation Protection Pavilion has seen a very successful campaign to create awareness of the often neglected issue of lens opacities.

Out of the 248 eye-checks completed, we discovered that 45 participants had opacities - that's 18.2%! Although eye-checks will no longer occur at the Pavilion, we still strongly encourage members to continue to have their eyes checked regularly.

 

Get expert advice

Congress delegates had the opportunity to learn about the health hazards linked to high levels of occupational exposure to radiation. This year’s aim was to help members to get ready for EU’s new radiation safety directive [Basic Safety Standards Directive 2013/59/EURATOM], which will have to be implemented in all EU member states by February 2018.

(full EU Directive 2013/59/Euratom)

 

Explore state-of-the-art protective technologies

All participants had the change to discuss the latest products for protection and dose management with select industry partners, who were on hand to address any questions.

 

 

Congress delegates also had – and still have – the opportunity to self-assess their knowledge of radiation protection and dose management issues with the online quiz, which was composed by CIRSE’s radiation protection experts. Take the quiz now.

RPP Quiz

 

Stay tuned!

Watch the Radiation Protection Pavilion video and browse the press reviews to find out more about this unique campaign and the Radiation Protection Subcommittee’s efforts to raise awareness.

 

     

For more impressions of the Pavilion, browse the CIRSE Gallery or download the information material .

 

RPP information material

 

We would like to thank our corporate partners as well as our international collaboration partners, in particular ESR’s EuroSafe Imaging Campaign, for actively supporting the Radiation Protection Pavilion.

The 2017 Radiation Protection Pavilion was proudly supported by: