HERCA Awareness Campaign – Appropriate use of Medical Imaging

In November 2019, HERCA (Heads of the European Radiation Protection Competent Authorities) launched a European communication campaign to promote the appropriate use of medical imaging entitled ‘Getting the right image for my patient’.

The campaign stages a consultation situation between referrer and patient. It sets out 7 key questions the referrer should ask when referring for an imaging examination. It highlights what is in the interest of the patient, along with some simple reflections and arguments that can be readily put forward during the consultation.

19 EU/EEA countries participate in the initiative. The European Society of Radiology contributed to the initiative, which underlines the goals of EuroSafe Imaging.

Find out more on the campaign here: https://www.herca.org/highlight_item.asp?p=13&itemID=23