Safety is paramount.

The Society of Interventional Radiology is committed to safety.

Steps toward physician and patient safety

Radiation is widely used in medicine and can present a significant health hazard. ... This toolkit provides a wide variety of resources to boost your understanding and ability to manage Radiation Safety for healthcare workers and patients

Download this dose reference card showing the radiation dose to adults of common examinations.

SIR safety guideline bundle:Safety Guidelines

Other source dealing with pediatrics

 Comunications at your finger tip

Patient Safety

Patient safety

 Many professional societies and other organizations are now conducting large-scale campaigns to reduce unnecessary radiologic imaging and to improve safety by standardizing radiation dosing. Prominent national examples include the Image Wisely campaign and the pediatric initiative, Image Gently. There you will find a  range of useful information for your patients during consultation - Answers to questions about radiation, its sources, uses, myths and more.

Patient share package  Patient Share package

Helpful information that you can give your patients during consultation.SIR patient information 

  • What Parents should know about Medical Radiation Safety in Pediatric Interventional Radiology which discuss the issue in greater depth.
  •  Patient medical imaging record 
    This printable medical imaging card makes it easy for your patients to track their imaging history. The card is available in two sizes and is co-sponsored by Image Wisely and the Food and Drug Administration.

 

            

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