ISR and IAEA sign practical arrangements
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the International Society of Radiology (ISR) have signed practical arrangements on cooperation in the area of diagnostic and interventional radiology until 2024.
The practical arrangements were signed on 11 November 2021 by IAEA Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications, Najat Mokhtar and ISR President, Renato A. Mendonça.
The agreement focuses on promoting global radiological quality and safety, capacity building and education in the field of diagnostic imaging, especially for professionals from IAEA Member States in underserved areas.
The ISR has been radiology’s primary advisor to the IAEA over the past years and represents the national radiological societies at the IAEA on issues relating to radiology, radiation protection and population health. Thanks to the IAEA’s expertise and status as an international authority, the two organizations are able to leverage their support to reach an even wider audience in training, radiological quality promotion and capacity building.
By signing the practical arrangements, the two organizations have now elevated their longstanding relations to a formal level.
“On behalf of the ISR, I wish to sincerely thank the IAEA for its ongoing commitment to diagnostic imaging and for granting us the opportunity to continue our excellent collaboration on an even higher level. My special thanks also go to Diana Paez, Head of the IAEA Diagnostic Imaging and Nuclear Medicine Section, and Guy Frija, co-chair of the ISR Quality & Safety Alliance, for their ongoing commitment and for having made this agreement possible. I greatly look forward to continuing our trusted collaboration with the IAEA to support global efforts in the field of imaging to improve patient care”, Dr. Mendonça said.