Radiological Safety Conference

Overview

Radiology, as with other areas of health care, does complex work in which mistakes can cause great harm. In an effort to promote patient safety and efficient health care delivery, radiology departments and hospitals are implementing the values of high-reliability organisations. The healthcare worker’s task is to manage the beneficial use of radiation while protecting the patient from potential hazards.

On its second edition, the Radiological Safety Conference will host healthcare professionals to discuss the risks posed by different types of radiation emissions and radiation-emitting products. It is also to balance the beneficial use of radiation by ensuring that each patient receives the appropriate radiation dose using the appropriate, medically necessary imaging exam at the appropriate time.

Benefits of attending:

  • Discover gaps in current safety approaches to improve radiation protection in medicine
  • Identify tool, skills, and techniques necessary to ensure the safe and efficient practice of radiology
  • Review challenges in radiation safety equipment, and patient education to practice guidelines and technical standards
  • Evaluate mechanisms in place to contain and limit the damage
  • Discuss do’s and don’ts in radiology to develop keen attentiveness to processes

Key topics:

  • Clinical imaging guidelines implementation
  • Implementing MRI safety standards
  • International basic safety standards
  • CT dose metrics and reduction strategies
  • Physical environment safety

Who shall attend:

  • Radiologists
  • Radiographers
  • Medical Physicists
  • Biomedical Engineers
  • Patient Safety Officers
  • Physicians
  • Nurses

Co-Activity Directors:

Dr. Moulay Meziane, Consultant Radiologist, Chest Imaging; Chief, Imaging Institute, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Dr. Manzoor Ahmed, Consultant Radiologist, Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Local Chair: Prof Hatem Abou El Abbass Ghonim, Senior Consultant Radiologist, Al Qassimi Hospital; Medical Director, UCI in PPP, Ministry of Health, Sharjah, UAE