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Thank you for visiting the Radiation Protection Pavilion at CIRSE 2016!

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

The Radiation Protection Pavilion 2016 in numbers:

  • 27 short talks, hosted by the Subcommittee and industry partners
  • 78 eye-checks performed by 2 ophthalmologists
  • 15 industry partners supporting the initiative
  • 1 online self-assessment quiz

 

Let’s talk about radiation safety             

A very popular feature at this year’s Radiation Protection Pavilion were the mini-talks on radiation safety and dose management. The talks were hosted by the Subcommittee and industry partners and took place in an open “mini-auditorium” directly in the Pavilion.

Congress delegates could also discuss the latest protective equipment and technological developments with  companies that were represented in the Radiation Protection Pavilion area.

We saw the risk

As a special service to members, CIRSE offered free complimentary ophthalmological check-ups in the pavilion to raise awareness of the heightened risk of radiation-induced cataracts. Two senior Portuguese ophthalmologists – Dr. Augusto Barbosa and Dr. Filipe Mira – performed a total of 78 eye-checks in the Radiation Protection Pavilion.

       

Lens opacities were detected in 26,9% of all eye-checks. Among these, even very young participants were found to have opacities. The radiation risk is real, so please remember to stay protected!

Can you handle the risk?

An exciting feature of the Radiation Protection Pavilion in Barcelona were the radiation safety simulator, where delegates could try out their skills with real-time visualisation of their radiation exposure, as well as the interactive tools and games showcased by our industry partners. What score did you achieve?

 

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. Stay tuned for the next edition of this project!

The 2016 Radiation Protection Pavilion was proudly supported by: