Dear ISR Members,
The IAEA is interested in creating model plans for the development and building of a radiology department. Such plans would include the physical plant, the equipment, and the personal required for a radiology department. There would be more than one model plan depending on the size of such a department and the modalities that would be included. Plans might range from basic e.g. a radiographic unit for a department or perhaps another one modality department up to a complete department including all modalities.
If readers have information that could assist the IAEA they can email Diana Paez, Section Head, Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Imaging Section , Division of Human Health.
Any information you can provide to Diana would be appreciated.
Jim Borgstede, President, ISR
New President's Letter
Colleagues: This summer the ISR executive committee (ex com) met in Reston, Virginia. The goal of this meeting was to discuss future directions for ISR. Below is a summary of the topics discussed and the proposals of the executive committee to be reviewed by the ISR members at the International Assembly meeting on December 1st in Chicago at the RSNA. Several of these issues will require a vote by the Assembly. ISR member society representatives have already received the meeting agenda and supporting material.
Quality News July 2015 edition is now available
ISR led and co-organised a World Health Assembly (WHA) side event
On May 26, 2015 the ISR collaborated with the WHO, 4 WHO Member States and 8 NGOs in a side event during WHA68 focusing on patient safety in paediatric radiology.
WORLD TB DAY “Imaging of Tuberculosis”
March 24, 2015
The International Society of Radiology’s, International Commission on Radiology Education (ICRE), through the Global Outreach Education project (GO ED), has developed this online education module through the generous contributions and support of many of the world’s leading radiology societies and NGOs.
“Imaging of Tuberculosis” can be found here
More information about the WHO World TB day can be found at http://www.stoptb.org/events/world_tb_day/2015/
Let’s raise awareness of the importance of radiology and imaging in this global public health campaign, in our work to help eradicate this deadly disease.
Eric Stern MD
Chair of the International Society of Radiology’s, International Commission on Radiology Education (ICRE).
28th International Congress of Radiology - ICR 2014
Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation Data Sheet!
RADIOLOGICAL SAFETY AND QUALITY
Radiological Safety and Quality - Paradigms in Leadership and Innovation is a multidisciplinary and inter-sectorial collaboration by international experts and leaders from academic institutions, radiology practices,professional organizations, regulatory authorities, UN and international agencies. Established principles and new concepts, challenges and opportunities, and examplesof leadership and innovations are discussed to raise awareness, share experience and facilitate development of facility-based or system-wide improvements in radiation safety, quality radiology and patient care by procedure justification, optimization of protection and imaging data and incident minimization.
NEW ISR Educational Global Outreach Effort
GO RAD: Global Outreach Radiology
GO RAD is a new global outreach program developed by the International Society of Radiology. The purpose is to reach out to and advance radiology education throughout a global radiology community by aggregating current, practical, radiology literature with content targeted and dedicated to developing nations and underserved populations.
Each month you will find open (free) access to a growing collection of selected, current, practical, radiology articles, courtesy of the ISR and some of the world's most prestigious radiology journals. We sincerely hope that you find this effort of great value. Please tell your colleagues!